Links for a Hot Summer Day

People keep telling me how horribly hot it is in different parts of the country. We’ve been in the 90s all week, but today it looks like we’re getting a bit of a reprieve. Still, for all of you who intend to stay indoors and bask in the wonders of air conditioning, I offer a few links for some entertaining reading. Enjoy!

Neil Gaiman’s Top 10 – A list of the top 10 books the author likes to read/recommend/give to people. At least until it changes.

40 Literary Terms You Should Know – Most of these you probably learned back in school, but how many do you remember? And writers, how many do you put to use?

The Writer Is Present – Daniel Nester on memoir writing.

A Page in the Life: Chris Adrian – Adrian discusses his latest book, The Great Night, which is based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream, from the top of the Globe Theatre.

Writing in Provence – Author Holly Black on her summer writing retreat in France. Warning: pretty pictures may make you want to take a vacation immediately.