Friday Links

TGIF! I don’t know about all of you, but I’m finding 2013 a bit crazy so far. This first full week of the new year has been a roller-coaster ride, but I’m hanging on and excited to see where things go.

And so I bring you a collection of links for your reading pleasure. Like the week I’ve had, they’re a combination of fun, hopeful, and less-than-optimistic items, but I found them interesting and informative, and I hope you agree. Wishing you a great weekend, with plenty of time to read and write!

The Wrong Goodbye of Barnes and Noble – An update on the state of the major bookstore chain.

Edward St. Aubyn: By the Book – A quick, fun Q&A interview with the author of the Patrick Melrose novels.

Yearlong Creative Projects – Photographer/writer Leslie Fandrich talks about creative projects that last a year, and includes an intriguing short film by Jonathan Britnell, whose work represents a year of shooting video.

Graphic in Nature – Colleen Mondor has a wrap up of some intriguing new graphic novels over at Bookslut this month.

Most Anticipated: The Great 2013 Book Preview – Each year, The Millions posts a preview of some of the most anticipated new books of the year to come. This list has me rubbing my hands together, cackling with glee. (Depression will follow, when I realize I don’t have time to read half the titles I’d like to read.)