I figure that there are two kinds of people when it comes to computers and vacation: Either you love the extra leisure time to catch up on back-logged RSS feeds (I know my Google Reader is out of control) . . . or you avoid the computer like the plague. Which are you? Have you read any good blog posts this week?
Although I have been enjoying my extra reading time, I have had a chance to read book blogs over the past few days. My favorite posts:
Stop the clocks: how Twain celebrated Thanksgiving
Posted by Maud Newton
You have to read this post—if only for the hilarious cartoon depicting how Mark Twain celebrated Thanksgiving. (Luckily, Twain spent the holiday with Thomas Nast, so the author’s antics could be documented.)
Christmas Mysteries for 2010
Posted by My Friend Amy
I’ve already posted about seasonal fiction once today, but for those who really want to get into the spirit, here’s a great roundup on My Friend Amy. Read about six new Christmas mysteries. Do you have any to add to this list?
Laurent de Brunhoff talks about the making of Babar USA
Posted on Mishaps and Adventures
Trisha sent me this link with the note . . . “I heart Babar.” Is there really anything else that needs to be said? In this charming video, Laurent de Brunhoff (the son of Jean de Brunhoff, the creator of Babar) talks about the creative process of making Babar.