This has been the sort of jam-packed week where I actually had to do a double take to make sure it was really Friday. But rest assured, I am here with links to get your weekend started in style. I hope you’ve got a little bit of time set aside to write, or at least for a good book. Personally, I’ve got a huge backlog of work reading, so I’m afraid books-with-covers need to wait a bit, which is especially difficult this time of year when there seem to be so many fun new things hitting bookstores.
But you are here for links, so without further ado, I give you this week’s selection. I hope they inspire and entertain you. Enjoy!
Giving Voice – An interview with Jacqueline Woodson, who has been named the new Young People’s Poet Laureate.
C.S. Lewis on Why We Read – Some great thoughts on the effects that books have on us.
How to Analyze Your Bad Writing Habits–and Break Free from Them – Good advice from author and editor Lexa Hillyer.
Judy Blume on Writing, Twitter, and Vaginas – Yes, really. A fun interview with Jami Attenberg.
Haunting Houses: An Interview with Angela Flournoy – A intriguing discussion about her book, THE TURNER HOUSE, and the roles of place and history in the story.