~ Author Beth Revis: How to respond to negative reviews – I love this!
~ Book Hooked Blog: I May Be Judging You – Julie addresses the latest hot title. A must-read.
~ Chrisbookarama: Here’s a tip – In which Chris responds to a comment thrown out at Book Blogger Con about what “mature” book bloggers should be doing.
Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list:
~ Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne, reviewed by Melissa at Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
~ The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock, reviewed by Kathleen at Boarding in My Forties
~ The Predicteds by Christine Seifert, reviewed by Michelle at Galleysmith
~ There’s still time to join the read-along of Graham Greene’s The Heart of the Matter. Our first discussion post, covering the first 100 pages or so, will go up on Friday.
Other bookish links:
Non-bookish links of interest:
~ This is completely non-book-related, but I found something incredible that I wanted to share. Something Bryan said on a recent post reminded me of my grandfather, Rocky Rauch. Bryan mentioned that he enjoyed country music, and I commented about how country music is in my blood. My maternal grandfather was a country music performer. He played with many different performers, including Bob Wills, as a studio musician, and also had several of his own bands. He performed at fairs and rodeos. He was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame. And, in his later years, he was a dj with his own morning show. Gramper died when I was in college; he was still young, still working. I Googled my Gramper’s name on a whim, and found this lovely tribute. It totally made my day.