Here are just a few interesting links and bookish things I’ve found over the past week.
- Want to know the difference between trade paperback and mass market paperback, at least according to the New York Times? Look no further.
- Quite a few read-a-longs are occurring in the next couple of months!
- There is Nonsuch Book’s read-a-long of Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert in October, which I read December of 2008 and enjoyed.
- She’s Too Fond of Books is encouraging everyone to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in July with a two-part read-a-long. (My thoughts after a re-read of the classic.)
- Also in July is the read-a-long of Paco’s Story by Larry Heinemann for the War Through Generations’ Vietnam Challenge.
- Caravanna de Recuerdos is hosting a three month read-a-long of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, which I had not read.
- While I’m not joining the Arabic Summer Reading Challenge as my public library doesn’t have any of these books, I am greatly enjoying perusing the recommendations given by Arabic authors for the challenge.
- Take Kim of Reading Matter’s challenge and photograph your TBR mountain.
- Book Blogger Appreciation Week is September 13-17 this year. You can nominate books for awards or put your own blog up for consideration for an award. I’ve registered. Have you?
- A Bibliography of Jane Austen sequels is now available at Pemberley, as well as a page on the difference between sequel, retelling, and pastiches. Most of them are on my own list of sequels and retellings, but there are a few I missed.