- Nova Ren Suma's fabulous Turning Points Blog series continues; today is Courtney Summers and there's a list of all the essays so far at the end of the entry.
- Cyn Leitich Smith has a fascinating summary of a talk by Canadian book wholesaler Maria Martella.
- Two interactive storytelling/enhanced ebook-related posts worth reading: Rachel Stark on Sleep No More and the potential of nonlinear narratives and Laura Miller on some of the issues with adding bells and whistles and music and video.
- Jennifer Paull at Book Riot on her genre kryptonite: Girls in Crumbling Estates. I second the ones mentioned and add We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
- Austin Grossman on the new Watchmen and the need for more innovation in the halls of DC.
- Two writing posts I endorse: the value of taking a walk to your writing (YES! I do it daily, unless prevented by weather–walk, then writing time) and Toby Buckell on productivity in bursts.
- The fully wonderful A.N. Devers interviewed about Writers Houses at the Big Read Blog. A snippet, in response to where she still wants to visit: "I’d say all of them, but it makes me sound like some kind of cheap writers’ houses floozy. It’s really a tie between The Bronte Parsonage and Virginia Woolf’s Monk House. Woolf visited The Bronte Parsonage and wrote an incredible essay about it called “Haworth, November 1904.” Rounding out the tipsy-top of my wish list: Dostoevsky’s house in Saint Petersburg and the Japanese horror and mystery writer Edogawa Rampo’s house in Tokyo. Oh, and that guy Shakespeare. Here’s a fun fact: P. T. Barnum actually tried to purchase Shakespeare’s birthplace and move it to America."
- The Boston Herald on the popularity of fantasy, particularly among younger readers, including comments from the lovely and wise Dora Goss, whose The Thorn and the Blossom is just out.
- The Astrobiology Magazine images of the day are GORGEOUS. (Thanks to Tiffany for the pointer.)
- "The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World."
- Interesting piece on The Power of Introverts.
- And, finally, if you don't read Kate Hart's Friday round-up of YA publishing wisdom and wit from twitter, why not? This week's is here.
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Thanks so much for the link!
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