Interesting posts and other things that have caught my eye this week. It isn’t actually everything, since I didn’t want to kill myself copy-pasting, so for the entire link collection check out my Delicious page.
And now, I present to you, my readers: Awesome Post Full of Links #14: November 29-December 5!
Books in General
- Mattins: A micropodcast of daily readings | booktwo.org
“Mattins is a daily reading, every weekday, no more than 5 minutes long.”
- Snail Mail Novel Serialization – mediabistro.com: GalleyCat
“Author Nicholas Rombes will publish “Nightmare Trails at Knifepoint” in a series of inventive mailings. The Rumpus has more details: “Rombes is publishing NTaK via the U.S. Postal Service. Not online. Not on his Facebook page. But stuffed into small manila envelopes, addressed by hand, with personal messages typed out on old hotel stationary and delivered right to your doorstep.””
- The Sunday Salon: It Isn’t What You Read–It’s How You Read
“It isn’t that I believe that there isn’t a standard of craft or artistic element to books. I definitely prefer books I feel to be well written. I can be really picky about that. But that’s me. When it comes to words like value and worth and the best use of the days of your life, I can’t in absolute terms tell you which books you should be reading.”
Authors & Publishers
- Jackson Pearce – SISTERS RED giveaway!
Win an ARC of Sisters Red plus Will Grayson, Will Grayson PLUS one other surprise prize!
- An interview with Garth Nix / Tor.com
“Garth Nix is a New York Times bestselling author of the immensely popular Abhorsen trilogy, The Keys to the Kingdom series (Australian site here, Scholastic Books site here), and The Seventh Tower books among other short stories and novels.”
- 43rd Bookworms Carnival – Looking for Submissions ~ things mean a lot
Nymeth is hosting the 43rd Bookworms Carnival and the theme is mythology! (One of my favorite subjects, actually.) Submit your reviews of practically anything mythology-related (Arthurian stories, classics like The Odyssey, books based on mythology like the Percy Jackson stories, etc) by December 11th. Full details at Nymeth’s post.
- Grey Gardens News: Grey Gardens 2009 Holiday Gift Guide
- Show us your tentacles: A Lovecraft art meme / Tor.com
“It doesn’t take looking at too many portfolios before you realize artists love tackling Cthulhu’s tentacled madness. Being a newbie to the Old Ones, I wanted to ask a bunch of artist friends: Just what is it about Cthulhu and Co. that makes drawing, painting, and sculpting from Lovecraft so much…fun. (If fun is the right world?)”