TSS: Link Love 11/04/12

sunsalon1For today’s Sunday Salon post, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon with Teresa and Ana (and many others) and share some fun links I’ve found throughout the week. To me, the best part of blogging is having a community, however large or small, with whom to share things. Let the sharing begin!

I’ve been a big fan of Richard Russo ever since I read Straight Man back in 1996 or so. He has a new memoir about his mother, Elsewhere, which sounds terrific.

Many, many people are fans of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, and many, many people are fans of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and her “Dear Sugar” column. Read Rubin’s interview with Strayed about happiness.

Iris has a great review of my second-favorite Nick Hornby novel, Juliet, Naked.

In Joe Queenan’s interview with NPR, he talks about his new book One for the Books, reading 125 books a year, and still having time to write his own.

Vasilly asks, “How soon is to soon?” when it comes to compiling “Best of” lists for the year…and the Publisher’s Weekly list that prompted her question.

Dennis Lehane talks to The New York Times about what he’s reading.

Teresa over at Shelf Love reviews what looks to be an interesting read about the struggle to control Central Asia.

Finally, Book Riot lists its readers Top 50 Favorite Novels. Some surprises on there!

And just for fun, my bookish activity for the week:

Books purchased:

Alice Munro, Dear Life: Stories

Dan Chaon, Stay Awake: Stories

Books added to my wish list:

Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth: A Novel (Also read his thoughts on the novella as form in The New Yorker)

Dennis Lehane, Live by Night

Edwin O’Connor, The Edge of Sadness (Recommended in the Lehane interview with The New York Times)

Jami Attenberg, The Middlesteins

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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5 comments

  1. Yay! Thanks for including me in the links! I love NYT’s feature asking people what they are currently reading. I’ll be sure to read and see what Dennis Lehane is reading. Have a good week.

  2. Laurel, thanks for dropping by!

    Ana, Teresa: I always enjoy these links on other people’s blogs, and when I read both your posts I started collecting links to share.

    Vasilly, you beat me to the punch on that one. When I saw PW had published that list, I was so surprised!

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