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
At some point yesterday I got it into my head that I hadn’t found many links this week and started tweeting two tons of them….err and now there s a lot!
New e-book service may never replace the need to own a book
A History of Fictional Vampires. I just love the idea that The Count from Sesame Street counts because he has OCD.
National Book Awards longlist revealed. I don’t seem to be reading award books this year.
The thing J.K. Rowling is most proud of is being a single parent. And she should be, it’s hard work and not something you choose.
Books successful people read. Not that makes you successful.
What it’s like to buy a positive review. I can’t see how you can really feel successful if you’ve paid for reviews.
The Booker Prize is going to start considering American writers. I don’t really see the fuss, surely what matters is that the book is worth an award?
YA books that screw you up. I have a strange feeling I’ve posted this before, but don’t remember the books, I’m sure I would have remembered Eva at least.
Cats who live in libraries. Why isn’t this a thing over here?
This week’s video is about James Patterson’s quest to encourage reading in children. Not sure if I agree with his methods though!
And on the blog this week…
And I started a giveaway of classics. Open for entries until a week Monday