Tuesday, September 14, 2010

link love

So often it is that it is when you have a million other things you should be doing that you find a bunch of good things on the internet. And so 'tis that amid assignments, busy work days etc. I have some links for you!

Firstly- Sarah Rees Brennan on murder mysteries. I found myself saying yes! That! And that! Her description of the type of novels that do not appeal, yes! Her impression of Dorothy Sayers talking to her editor about the character of Harriet Vane- yes again! All the way up to when she starts talking about the Ice House, and other books I haven't read. But maybe should, now.

And a great post on Evening All Afternoon (first I've ever read of this blog, but will read more now) about A.S. Byatt's Possession and the various voices therein. Yes I do think I am displaying my biases in my choice of links today, but any talk about why Possession is great is fine by me.

And lastly something very light-hearted: Smart Bitches, Trashy Books ran a competition to win a bed through getting readers to share wedding night stories. Many are hilarious, some sweet, some horrifying (but don't worry, none are particularly TMI) anyway an entertaining way to spend some time. EDIT to add one of the sweet examples: CarolPie "Finally, we got to our hotel at around 1 in the morning.  Waiting in the lobby, me in my homemade dress and flower crown, my husband in his two dollar suit, I felt like we were two kids running around holding hands and playing dress up."