It’s been a week full of ups and downs at our house – more on that tomorrow – but one of the highlights of the week was participating in Armchair BEA. If you can’t be at BEA, it’s the next best thing. While I didn’t participate in the themed posts every single day, I did most days – and I enjoyed reading other bloggers’ posts about their experiences with the book blogging community. Thank you so much to all of the organizers for making it such a great week! As I have no doubt that it will be years before I can afford to attend BEA in New York, I will definitely be participating here at home again next year.
Two of the cardinal rules of a happy internet existence are these: Never talk politics and never talk religion. (Also never click on unknown links. Also never do a google image search without turning on the filters. Also spelling still counts.)
But increasingly it seems that the Never Talk Religion rule only applies to those of us who are quietly and devoutly religious. Those who aren’t have free reign to criticize, to mock, and to otherwise devalue faith.
Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list:
~ The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, reviewed by Ibeeg at Polishing Mud Balls
~ The Pleasure Seeker by Tishani Doshi, reviewed by Iris at Iris on Books
Book to movie news:
~ The ultimate book-to-movie adaptation: Survivor producer to take on The Bible.
Non-bookish links of interest:
~ Semicolon: $500 Million to Fix Five Year Olds Who Can’t Sit Still To quote Sherry:
Maybe many, if not all, five year olds weren’t meant to sit still in a classroom. Maybe we should modify the curriculum or the environment rather than trying to modify the five year olds.