Links for a Lazy Sunday

Basic RGBHappy Sunday everyone. Who else remembered to say Rabbit Rabbit yesterday morning? I never remember, but I did yesterday so I guess that means good luck for me. I still can’t believe it is already June. I’m having the best weekend ever with my sister here to visit. This hasn’t left a ton of free time for poking around on the internet, so a lot of these links are old but still fun!

  • Becky Cole on BookRiot created a brillant pro/con comparison chart evaluating potential husbands from young adult fiction.
  • John Green posted his thoughts on why The Fault in Our Stars has been so popular on his tumblr. Jennifer Lynn Barnes created a fascinating response post. Both of these are great for anyone interested in publishing.
  • Have you ever wondered what famous historical figures might look today?
  • The Guardian published photos from a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone that J.K. Rowling annotated and auctioned for charity. I wish I could have this.
  • The Bachelorette started up this week with Des. It was great, but Jimmy Kimmel’s Baby Bachelor was even better. Don’t mess with Jess! 
  • Betsy Cornwell, who wrote Tides which I will review next Sunday, wrote a guest post on writing multi-dimensional female characters on Lale on Lit. Also here is an interview with author Claire Messud about whether readers judge female characters more harshly than male characters.
  • Huffington Post Books featured a list of the 10 Best Names in Fiction. Could not agree more when it comes to Atticus Finch and Huckleberry Finn.
  • One of our readers, and blogger in her own right, L. Marie wrote about how much description of setting is good for a novel. This post came at a perfect time for me, because I hate writing about setting but am trying to be more descriptive to aid the world building in my novel.
  • Dorie Clark wrote about 10 Ways to Help Your Favorite Author.
  • Salon.com featured an article claiming that self publishing is a cult. I don’t know if I agree.
  • There is a tumblr entirely devoted to pics of Obama eating snow cones. It is called SnObama and it may be life changing. Full disclosure: my sister told me about it and she learned about it from A Cup of Jo.
  • Another great tumblr is an off shoot from the Lean In movement called What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid? So many people wrote they would write a book or become an author.
  • Last night, Sarah and I made dukkah. It was hilarious but so so yummy (even though I couldn’t find sumac seeds anywhere. Here is the recipe we used. Try it and you won’t be disappointed. See how delicious it looks! photo-3

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