Happy Friday, readers! I am normally thrilled for the weekend because it means lazy Saturdays and Sundays spent with a good book. Due to some mid-week travel a few days ago, though, I’ve squeezed in even more weekday reading than usual. After a two-day binge, yesterday I finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Can’t wait to tell you more about why I loved this book! What are you looking forward to reading this weekend?
Here are a few links, for your entertainment:
Jennifer Weiner was the keynote speaker at this year’s BookExpo America Blogger Convention. Her address gives good advice about blogging and some insight into this popular author’s relationship with the media. Worth a read—especially if you love her books!
We lost a literary luminary on June 5; Ray Bradbury passed away at the age of 91. (Read the New York Times obituary here.) How many of us read and pondered Fahrenheit 451 as young readers? On The New Yorker‘s book blog, Junot Diaz writes about Loving Ray Bradbury. NPR has re-posted an interview with the author from 1988. An excerpt: “It’s not going to do any good to land on Mars if we’re stupid. And I want to save the future generation, I want to teach them to read when they’re 5 and 6 and 7 years old.”
Finally, we’ve given you plenty of summer reading suggestions here on The Book Case, but here’s another fun resource. Teach.com has put together a Summer Reading Flowchart, featuring 101 picks in a variety of genres, from dark fiction, to poetry to biography and more.
What links have you been sharing this week?