Those of you who follow me on twitter might have noticed I’m been posting a lot of links recently. Sunday Surfing is my new feature (inspired by Chrisbookarama‘s Friday Bookish Buzz, which is one of my favourite features) where I share my favourite links from during the week, about books and blogging.
Plus a little about what’s happened on the blog this week. Lets get started.
Around the web this week
100% of the fiction reviewers and authors in the London Review of Books were men last year. Yeah not a single man. And I thought that the world was getting less sexist. They didn’t do much better when it came to non-fiction.
The Guardian talked about how self-publishing (especially e-pub) is giving authors more control but that doesn’t mean traditional publishers have to worry personally I love supporting indie authors, but am more likely to expect qulity from a traditional publishing house.
Who’s your favourite Roald Dahl character? I wonder how many bibliophiles will automatically respond, “Matilda”?
Open Culture presented Hemingway’s reading list for aspiring writers but I prefer Matt Haig’s tips. Beware, high in the ****ing swear words.
These disappointing facts about books make me sad. I was never embarrassed to be seen reading as a kid. Maybe that’s why I wasn’t so popular at school?
Are you Neil Gaiman? Find out with Bookriot’s flow chart. Sadly I am not 😦 (but I do like bookriot flow charts!)
Commenting on blogs- how to do it right. You know if you comment on this post I will totally visit back 😉
I’ll leave this section with James Gandolfini reading In The Night Kitchen- somehow he makes it more sinister.
And on the blog this week…