But before I go, here are some interesting links I wanted to share. If you want, you can space them out over next 10 days to make it feel like I am around.
- The Olympics will be beginning as my vacation ends. I LOVE the Olympics. I know I am not alone. Over on Book Page they had this list of Olympic reading suggestions to get you ready for 2 weeks of sports you usually never pay attention to.
- Book Page also had this list of YA books everyone should read.
- On the aforementioned list is John Green's The Fault In Our Stars (link to my review). In this post from Shelfari and Amazon's blog, John Green reveals his summer reading list.
- Book Riot had this post where they suggested a book for the main characters in Breaking Bad. This is a fun idea. I always have readers who want books like their favorite TV shows, so why not take it a meta-step further and give the characters something to read too. I hope they do more of these for other TV shows.
- Shelf Talk, the blog of the Seattle Public Library, will be hosting an event with Daniel Silva on Monday. In this post they provide the full details, readalikes, and a video of Silva giving out some reading suggestions. Silva's Allon series is one of those series I have given to hundreds of patrons who are looking for a good read. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have never had someone come back disappointed.
- The Shirley Jackson Award winners were announced for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. It says 2011, but that is because it is for books from 2011; the award was given out last week.
- There is a campaign to stop bullying by reviewers over on GoodReads.
- The plans for The American Writers Museum were unveiled.
- Ebooks out sold hardcovers?
- Because everyone else is posting about iDream Books I will link to it too. Read an explanation of what it does here. But I must say, as good as review aggregators are, your local Readers Advisor at the Public Library that you are already paying for with your tax dollars, is better. I mean, we can actually tailor a book suggestion to your personal quirks and likes. We can have a conversation with you about your reading habits. We are trained to use what you tell us to suggest a book. But if you want to keep clicking a button on a website, I can't stop you. Just don't blame me when dislike the book you read.
I'll be back on 7/30.