Happy July 1st and July 4th, Canadian and U.S. friends! I spent the week bogged down by experiments in lab and prepping myself for the long weekend. Highlights of my week: getting an ice cream maker (and making banana ice cream!) and eating out. (See food pictures and other things on Twitter. Come hither!)
- Summer Bookish Bingo (in which I have no self control…)
- Cee @ The Novel Hermit made an awesome U.S. flag out of book covers in celebration of Independence Day.
- Janssen @ Everyday Reading shared her favorite Fourth of July reads.
- Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader created a super cute desktop wallpaper inspired by Tara Dairman’s All Four Stars.
- Jessica @ Crazy Red Pen made a follow-up list of Asian American authors and resources (see Part 1 here!).
- Joséphine @ Word Revel asserted that reading is social by providing some great examples.
- Matt @ Reading By Example wrote a guest post questioning the quantification of students’ reading abilities.
- Rinn @ Rinn Reads highlighted her favorite elements in fantasy fiction.
- A nice piece on the book that inspired John Lennon’s Imagine.
- Ed Sheeran is writing a book. The cover matches images from his new album!
- Pretty necklaces inspired by authors.
- These book-themed benches in London are so cool! (That Narnia one OMG)
- This summer’s most unread bestsellers, according to The Wall Street Journal.
- World Book Night is shutting down. This is so disappointing, but I’m glad the U.K. branch is still doing well. Come on, U.S.!
Do you have any interesting news that you want to share? Let me know!