Summer is rapidly hurtling to a finish which makes me draw breathe as I haven’t knocked too many things off my summer bucket list, except for a few books. How about you? Did you have plans to read the next great work of fiction, or even write one?
While you were relaxing and enjoying summer lots has been going on in the literary world. Just in case you missed some things here is a little collection of some highlights,
Do you remember being read to as a child? Or even better, sharing a read aloud with a little one? There is really nothing better. Well, how about making adult story time a thing? And yes you can,.
Why the world needs librarians.
How literary are you? Do you think you know your books? Well, 92% people can’t identify a book by the first sentence. How do you compare?
In a recent post the name Shirley Jackson came up. She is having a moment apparently. The Economist (that is – heavy, serious fact based reading) has a great article encouraging you to try her short story. If The Economist says to read it, you had better believe there is some truth. Go check her out. And in case you need encouraging the article says….. it was shocking!!
Looking to update your fantasy reading. With strong female characters? Book Riot has some good suggestions. Perfect for the beach reading bag.
And in a HUGE omission we forgot to mark National Book Lovers Day. August 9th! Did you know that? No matter it is a day late, honor the day and spend some time with a book.
So what are you reading?