I made a batch of Bisquick’s melt-in-your-mouth pancakes at the beginning of the week and it made my mornings that much brighter. Pancakes are almost as good as peanut butter, in my books. My breakfast batch next week is oatmeal, now that I actually learned how to cook steel-cut oats so that it tastes good!
- I really liked Bread and Butter by Michelle Wildgen because of its great characters and restaurant setting. Viva la food!
- I thought Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith was a gross but interesting experience. (Significantly more gross than interesting though.)
- I liked Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard because of its classic fantasy themes, but it had too much romance for me.
- I shared the perfect scrambled eggs recipe through an edition of Spoons, my four-of-a-kind book feature.
- Alice-Jane @ Crazy Red Pen started Creative Spaces, a new feature where she features bloggers’ workspaces. Go check out her space as well as Cee’s!
- Christine @ Readerly Musings featured Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith for her Throwback Thursdays, and I promptly added it to my TBR list.
- Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner talked about how all her non-reader friends make fun of her for bringing books everywhere. I definitely had my share of “SO GLAD I HAD A BOOK” and “WISH I HAD A BOOK” moments, so THIS POST.
- Joséphine @ Dudette Reads asked if book blurbs still matter. For me, Goodreads has replaced that process, so I rarely read blurbs on physical books now.
- Lesley @ Books and Beautiful World pondered about main characters as side characters as main characters. I like reading books that feature side characters as main characters in other books, so I can totally relate.
- See Jie Yi @ Book of Words found a mobile library kiosk at a train station when she visited Taiwan. This is so cool!
- Archie Comics is getting their own YA series! I can see this going very well or very badly, but it’s exciting news for Archie readers nonetheless.
- Bill Gates’ virtual bookshelf has a bunch of non-fiction that makes me itching to go read. My dad – the non-fiction reader in our family – is more excited than I am about this, haha.
- Did you know that there’s a prize for the oddest book title of the year? You can vote for the 2014 Diagram Prize nominations here. (Pie-ography: When Pie Meets Biography is my favorite.)
- PediaPress wants to publish the entire English Wikipedia in print. Uh, good luck with that?
- Pocket Gems is launching Episode, a mobile game that’s supposedly reminiscent of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books.
- Terry Border has an amazing photography collection called Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs with anthropomorphize books.
Do you have any interesting news that you want to share? Let me know!