Well, I have no idea what happened to blogging this week. I wrote at least a dozen posts in my head; does that count?
I suppose it was one of those weeks when I spent more time reading the internet than contributing to it. Here are some of the links that caught my eye:
• A great SLJ review of my friend Anne Marie’s new book, Vampirina Ballerina, which is coming out in August.
• Girl Detective is hosting a summer reading project based on Lizzie Skurnick’s Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading. I enjoyed Skurnick’s book of essays, and the reading list for this project is a squee-inducing walk through memory lane.
• Speaking of summer projects, I might have to use this fun list of 80s movies by GeekMom’s Laura Grace Weldon as a summer viewing list for my family.
• Think liking a Facebook fan or brand page is enough to ensure you’ll see its posts in your news feed? Think again.
As always, my Diigo has the rest of my curated links. I shared many of these on my Facebook author page as well, if you prefer that format. (Although, according to the link above, less than 20% of that page’s followers actually get my updates in their news feed. You have to visit the page directly to be sure of seeing all its updates—that goes for any FB fan page, not just mine.)
“A minnow! A minnow! I’ve got him by the nose!”
Q: How Do You Feed the Habit?
Booknotes: Byatt’s The Children’s Book
“Some books absolutely beg to be read aloud”
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