For some reason (short attention span?) I've been reading tweets more than blog posts this week. So in addition to highlighting posts, here are a few follow-worthy hashtags:
#SIBA10 -- for dispatches from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance trade show
#NBF -- for dispatches from the National Book Festival
#FridayReads -- for notes on what people are reading today
#PunctuationDay -- for notes on National Punctuation Day
What hashtags are you following?
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Posted by the blog of the New York Public Library
Did you know that September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month? I know I'm probably preaching to the choir, but if you need any reasons to get a library card, check out this list of "52 Way to Use Your Library Card" from the ALA.
Why do you love your library card? (Access to thousands of free books—duh!)
Q&A with Emma Donoghue
Posted by Jennifer Weiner
Ever since BookPage ran an interview with Emma Donoghue—and Donoghue wrote a behind-the-book essay for our website—I have been itching to read Room. This Q&A on author Jennifer Weiner's blog makes me even more eager to run out and buy a copy of this Man Booker-shortlisted novel.
In this Q&A, I was especially interested to read Donoghue's reasons for having a 5-year-old breast feed in her novel (some critics have expressed discomfort with this aspect of the plot). Also, the author revealed that her next book will be about "1870s San Francisco lowlifes."
What blog posts did you enjoy this week?
Also on The Book Case: Browse posts from our "Best of the Blogs" series.