Sunday, September 01, 2013

Weekend Links

As my Facebook Friends know, I experienced another manic cooking episode this weekend. I've collapsed now and am hoping I'll be able to maintain enough energy to finally do a Weekend Links post.

While baking cookies last weekend, I listened to the Oct. 14, 2012 New York Times book podcast interview with Lois Lowry (scroll down). Lowry talks about her book, Son. She also discusses the death of her own adult son. I knew he'd died in a service-related accident, but not the details. In addition, the point is made that her book The Giver is considered the first dystopian novel for young people.

This will be old news for some, but 'Island of the Blue Dolphins' woman's cave believed found.

Lynda Mullaly Hunt did a guest blog post on a teaching writing mini-lesson earlier this month.

The Book Smugglers did a post on backlist middle grade books. It appears that it will be a weekly feature.

Mother Daughter & Son Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews are hosting a Best of Summer 2013 Giveaway Hop. Sixty-four blogs are giving away book-related stuff. This Hop runs through September 6th.

Speaking of things being given away, Little Hyuts has extended the giveaway period for Indie Author Spotlight Week to September 7th.

Early Reader is a fantastic personal essay in the NYTimes Book Review from Aug. 22. It describes a condition I'd never heard of called hyperlexia, in which children begin reading extremely early. This is not necessarily a good thing.

Hmm. I mentioned Facebook earlier. J. L. Bell picked up on one of our Facebook conversations and ran with it in A New Angle on Narrative Momentum at Oz and Ends.

The anti-resume is a great idea. While I do keep track of submissions, I predate spreadsheets and still don't use one. I can't even begin to imagine how much time it would take me to pull an anti-resume together. Or how long it would go on. By the way, I found this through one of Erika Dreifus's Friday Finds for Writers.

And that seems like enough reading pleasure for one weekend.

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