Everywhere I look, I see signs that fall is coming. Back-to-school sales, fall book lists, the return of pumpkin-themed foods. But despite all that, it’s still full-on summer in my neck of the woods, another heatwave bearing down and the air conditioning on high to combat constant sweaty foreheads. Though we human beings are the ones who imposed the concept of seasons over the way our weather cycles, we seem terribly bad at actually enjoying the seasons as they play out. Life in a commerce-driven world — we are at the mercy of the marketing calendar.
But I’m more concerned with the weekly calendar today. TGIF! I’ve a nice selection of links for you, and I hope you enjoy them, whatever sort of weather or season you’re experiencing. Don’t forget to squeeze in your writing time. Happy weekend!
The End of the Ambitious Summer Reading List – An interesting look at how our collective reading habits have shifted.
The Great Booksellers Fall Preview – A peek at the books booksellers around the country are looking forward to reading and/or selling.
What Happened to O? – Just one more small evolution of language.
The Purpose of Plot: An Argument with Myself – One reader’s relationship with plot summaries.
When the Editor Becomes the Writer – On wearing two hats.