- 'When book recommendations go wrong'. I just had a convo this month with a friend in which we agreed, it's horrifying when we get book recommendations from someone we like, and it's awful; and then we were shocked to discover her all-time-desert-island-pick was, like, my least favorite book in history. It was awkward for a moment.
- 'Getting seasick with Somerset Maugham'. One, I've got a bit of a girlcrush on Jessa Crispin; two, I've got a bit of a mancrush on Somerset Maugham; and three, I love travel writing.
- Nicola Griffith considers offering 'The perfect writing class'. I'm kind of drooling over this. Author Nicola Griffith is feeling out interest in a writing class taught by her. Were I doing any serious writing I would consider it, but where I am now, I can only watch and drool.
- 'Mr Rochester is a creep'. I loved this because I vastly prefer Wuthering Heights to Jane Eyre. I so don't get the Rochester love. But I also think it's a fun piece because I know many are all wrathful about Edward Cullen (that's the vampire's name, right?) and his behavior toward Ms Swan, and here we see it's nothing new!
- Jennifer Egan: Gallery of Writer's Impulses. This article is what inspired me to pick up The Keep from the library.
- And finally, winners of the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Award. I'm always in need of book recommendations, and award winners usually satisfy!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Back to Thursday for my link post -- apparently the theme will wander the days of the week and the web!