Friday Links

I come bearing a wealth of links this week. Yet again, I find myself with more open tabs than makes my browser strictly happy with me, some lingering from last week, but many of them brand new.

So, without further ado, I wish you a wonderful weekend, happy writing, and fun following a few of these links to the goodies waiting at the other end.

2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults – Courtesy of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Sherlock Lives! – Michael Dirda looks at the resurgence in Holmes’ popularity onscreen, as well as on the page.

10 Shakespeare Quotes You Use Every Day – You’d be surprised just where the Bard is lurking.

Plotto: A Forward by Paul Collins – A look at a book that promises the key to all possible plots.

On Getting Out of Your Own Way – Advice from author Dani Shapiro.

What Do You Do, Jamie Raab? – An interview with the publisher of Grand Central Publishing.

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World – Courtesy of Flavorwire. It’s enough to make you start planning a pilgrimage.

The Great MFA Debate – The latest in this ongoing do-you or don’t-you discussion.

The Language of Stamps – How you positioned your stamp used to tell the receiver as much as the letter or card itself. Fascinating, whether or not you’re participating in the Month of Letters challenge.

Why Your Work Never Gets Read as Quickly as You Want it To – Courtesy of my colleague, Lucienne Diver.