26 August 2016

5 links on a Friday #2

The links are piling up! Here's the next batch - not all of them brand new, but hey, I just discovered them so they're new to me: 

Fictional bookshops we love:
10 Fictional Bookstores We Wish We Could Shop In, Because Flourish And Blott's Is Too Magical To Not Exist.
I'm chuffed they included Parnassus on Wheels. BTW, he book's copyright has expired and it is available from Project Gutenberg. 

Insight into the mind of a writer:
When Your Research Starts to Terrify You.
An interesting insight into the writerly mind, although the thought occurs that maybe she should be writing about something else if the subject frightens her that much. 

A heart-warming news story about a young reader:
Utah boy reading junk mail gets thousands of books aftermailman's plea goes viral.
Awww! 

A cook-book suitable for reading in bed:
The 100 best nonfiction books: No 30 – A Book ofMediterranean Food by Elizabeth David (1950).
I have an omnibus edition of this book plus French Country Cooking and Summer Cooking. I have never cooked a single recipe from it, but I love reading the recipes. 

One of the classics of trash literature turns fifty this year:
15 Things You Didn’t Know About Jacqueline Susann’s ‘Valleyof the Dolls’.
I'm planning to read this once I finish my reading challenges.

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