So, I really love reading posts linking to other awesome websites, and posts summing up activity for the week. I’m gonna take a stab at it, although I don’t know how many weeks I’ll really have enough interesting things to say to fill a whole post. We shall see.
(That doesn’t have anything to do with the week, it just makes me laugh.)
On My Blog…
- I celebrated Banned Books Week
- I talked about my favorite authors to stalk online
- I did a list of my favorite older reads
- I reviewed The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King, which is likely to appear at the top of my favorite reads of 2012 list
On Other Blogs…
- One of the main things that made me pick up The Beekeeper’s Apprentice was a recommendation from Angie, from her guest post on The Readventurer’s “If You Like This, You Might Like That” feature. Her taste in books is gold y’all, so definitely listen to her!
- And speaking of gold…one of my greatest pleasures in life are the classic book reviews at the Dead White Guys blog. This week, Amanda reviewed The Monk by Matthew Lewis.
- Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner reviewed I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan, a book I am dying to read.
- Sarah at Clear Eyes, Full Shelves features contemporary YA written from a male POV.
- Terrible Minds, a blog I absolutely adore, published an article titled 25 Ways to Get Your Groove Back as a Writer.
Elsewhere on the internet…
- First of all, if you love reading and books and ALL THE GOOD THINGS, you absolutely have to read this short little essay by Ray Bradbury. Twice. I’m not kidding. Read it.
One of my favorite additions to the internet recently are The Story Board videos on YouTube’s Geek & Sundry channel. (Speaking of Geek & Sundry, check out this awesome interview of Felicia Day posted this week on Life Hacker.) Patrick Rothfuss hosts it – and of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t rave about him at least once in this post, right? Each episode (the third of which was posted this week) features a different aspect of writing in the fantasy genre. If you enjoy literary debate, fantasy, laughing until you choke or just really great intelligent conversation I highly recommend watching. Plus, hello? Guests include some of my favorite fantasy geek rock stars: Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Amber Benson, Terry Brooks…
- This isn’t new to the internet this week, just new to me – but after loving Brandon Sanderson’s guest spot on The Story Board, I had an extreme geek attack to learn he has a WHOLE SERIES OF LECTURES online from a writing class he teaches, and they are brilliant. Here is the link, and you are welcome. Also – his new novella Legion is available free on Audible.
So, what were your favorite finds of the week?