From Ann Ireland: An excerpt from a new novel!
On Writers Reading
From HuffPost Books: 10 Tips for Writers Reading in Public by Randy Susan Meyers
From We Grow Media: Should Writers Take More Risks?
From Carrie Mumford: When Are You a Writer?
From Joel Goldman: The Dark Side of Social Media – Crimes, Confessions and Cops
On eBooks and Self-Publishing
From GoodeReader: The Overwhelming Majority of Self-Published eBooks are Terrible and Self-Published Authors Are Destroying Literature both written by by Michael Kozlowski
On Reading and Libraries
From HuffPost Books: Shocking Confessions of a Recovering Book Snob by Jeanette Solomon
From Book Patrol: Living with and sharing 35,000 books
From The Guardian: James Joyce’s ‘last undiscovered’ collection to be published
From Seth Godin: “I get it”
From BOOKRIOT: From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books by Jeff O’Neal
For Hungry Book Nerds
From Flavorwire: 10 Literary Restaurants for Hungry Book Nerds Around the World
A word from Captain Mal/Richard Castle on reading …
And a word or more on teaching writing from my own very exceptionally good writing instructor, Ann Ireland … who I should have asked to edit that last line for me before I posted. Don’t forget about Ann’s latest novel, The Blue Guitar, available in print and eBook formats.
Here’s a new site offering blogging about books, a place to list what you’re reading/have read, and a new book community to become involved in … booklikes
From Anne R. Allen’s Blog: How NOT to Self-Publish: 12 Things for New Indies to Avoid
From The Australian: The losing game of writing books to win by Helen Garner
And, what the heck! Here’s that fabulous music video of David Bowie’s Space Oddity created in space by Commander Chris Hadfield, who has done more for science and space and space travel than anyone else – ever! You’ve probably already viewed it, but this is well worth watching again and again and again …