Below are some interesting links from some interesting book bloggers from this past week. Take some time and check them out!
If you missed any of my posts from last week, you may want to check out the conversation that erupted over what constituted ‘handsome’ in the 14th-16th centuries. We took one look at this guy (‘Philip the Handsome’) and just didn’t get it.
Amy, of the blog My Friend Amy had a really interesting post for the Sunday Salon. She discussed assigned reading for school and the split between those who liked it, and those who didn’t. Evidently this is a hot topic, because as of right now there are already 27 comments on this post. Personally I think it is a good thing overall, I definitely read a lot of books I wouldn’t have otherwise. Without high school, how would I have discovered my love of John Steinbeck? Sure, there were books that I wasn’t crazy about, but sometimes when I read them again, I liked them better (I’m looking at you, Tale of Two Cities!).
Over at Write for a Reader, Shelly’s got a great interview with children’s author Merrily Kutner. I am definitely going to have to check out some of her stuff for my baby.
Wendi, of Wendi’s Book Corner is a very special lady. She has ever so generously agreed to be the new host of Tuesday Thingers. This is definitely a time commitment and all of the LibraryThing bloggers who participate are certainly grateful. The topic this week is a great one about a brand new feature, the classification of books by the Open Shelves Classification Project. If you’re interested in what LibraryThing is up to, keep on eye on Wendi’s blog on Tuesdays.
Trish reminded us all why she won ‘Most Chatty’ during Book Blogger Appreciation Week last year with her great post on Introverts v. Extroverts. I was very surprised to learn that she considers herself to be an introvert. Tons of comments on this one, and she included a poll so we can all see whether most book bloggers are extroverts or introverts. Two guesses.
Last, but certainly not least, we have a review (and giveaway!) of “Beat the Reaper” at Bookroom Reviews. The title of this book really didn’t appeal to me, but after reading Tracy’s review I’m pretty intrigued. If you haven’t visited her blog before, you’ve definitely got to check out the way she shares the different themes in books as well. So cute and creative!