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.
Also I found a couple of old articles and things in my Read It Later thing, which I a) keep forgetting to check and b) keep adding stuff to it that doesn’t need saving for some reason. So I cleaned it out today and added some of the more interesting things here (and to my Delicious account), which is why there’s some old stuff.
There’s still not a whole lot for this week, so I decided to do a spotlight thing on people who commented on my blog this week. (Be sure to check out their blogs!) And thanks so much to everyone who visited, even you shy lurker-type people.
And now, I present to you, my readers: Awesome Post Full of Links #7: October 11-17!
Books in General
- Who reads cosy catastrophes? / Tor.com
“In this paper I argued that the cosy catastrophe was overwhelmingly written by middle-class British people who had lived through the upheavals and new settlement during and after World War II, and who found the radical idea that the working classes were people hard to deal with, and wished they would all just go away. I also suggested that the ludicrous catastrophes that destroyed civilization (bees, in Keith Roberts The Furies; a desire to stay home in Susan Cooper’s Mandrake; a comet in John Christopher’s The Year of the Comet) were obvious stand-ins for fear the new atomic bomb that really could destroy civilization.”
- ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ author and illustrator collaborating on a new book | EW.com
“Set your watch-dogs because the team that brought us the beloved children’s book The Phantom Tollbooth are back together on a new project for the first time in 49 years. Author Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer are collaborating on The Odious Ogre, which is set for a fall 2010 release.”
- Beth Kephart: Do Book Bloggers Make a Difference?
Read this and feel better.
- Steph Su Reads: Zen and the Art of Requesting Reviews and Books
Well, it’s more like “how publishers/publicists can best make me want to read and review a book they’re pitching me.” But it’s still good.
Alita of Alita Reads
Carolyn of The Thrillionth Page
Heidenkind of Heidenkind’s Hideaway
Jenny of Jenny’s Books
Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness
Lauren of Shary Bobbins
Lenore of Presenting Lenore
Nat of Book, Line, and Sinker
Sarah of the bookend.
Whitney of Bookworm Whit