It's Wednesday already?! Oh, Time, you sure are a fickle creature!
I hope you all had a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. I'm sure you all set aside at least one of the days to properly celebrate MY BIRTHDAY!! I know I did!
Here's a few fun links to get you excited for the rest of this short week:
- The New York Times Books Section recommended some Books for Basking including GRANDAD, THERE'S A HEAD ON THE BEACH by Colin Cotterill, BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel, MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen, and LOVE, LIFE, AND ELEPHANTS by Dame Daphne Sheldrick
"This year 'GRANDAD, THERE'S A HEAD ON THE BEACH' is the best beach title around, and its author, Colin Cotterill, isn’t even pandering." Ha!
- Debut mystery writer Chuck Greaves, who will be livin' it up at the Pop Top Stage at ALA Annual, wrote a heartfelt love letter to libraries and librarians. He writes in part about his impressionable years checking out copies of Ray Bradbury and Robert Heinlein and also about the twenty years he served on the board of directors of the Pasadena Public Library Foundation. Read his post here.
- The GeekDad section of Wired.com featured John Scalzi talking about his latest novel, REDSHIRTS.
"So how can we take these tropes that everybody knows, jump through all these hoops that everybody knows... and still put something in there, structurally speaking, that does the job that we’re supposed to do as storytellers? The real challenge for a storyteller is to take that ‘nudge-nudge-wink-wink’ thinking and simultaneously subvert and fulfill it." See the full article here.
- Also, if you're going to be at ALA Annual in Anaheim, don't forget to pack your Unshelved swag because Saturday is officially Unshelved Day @ ALA!
Have a great short week!