Novel Links

Novel Links are a little late this week due to some crazy life happenings, but we're back on schedule and missing our world traveler husband/dog dad very much. Here you are:  

Oh, if only I were in New York today for the Random House open house. Swoon.

Barnes & Noble's book nerd problems are great. I was going to call out my favorites, but there are just too many.

As my friend Katie said, "Somebody give this girl a scholarship!"

I'm Dumbledore, and I'm totally good with that.

Let's go to all of the coolest bookstores in the U.S.

Are you a fan of the shelfie?

On a final, more serious note, these familiar men are taking a stand against sexual assault. Bravo.

That's all, friends. Also, we're on official baby Reagan count down! Squeeee!

Novel Links

It's time for another weekly dose of Novel Links. In case you've missed the last few, you can find more Novel Links here.  

I love James Patterson's perspective on storytelling, but even more, I love that he knows there are so many different, wonderful ways to write a story.

And if you need a little tough love, here are 21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips form Great Authors.

I just finished reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, and I drove to a different library across town just to get my hands on Siege and Storm.

I'm considering starting a book club at work, but book clubs are such a gamble. My friend Paula has a theory about how easily book clubs get ruined, so I'll have to give it some thought.

This recipe for Spicy Sausage & Mixed Vegetable Skillet Pasta is already an instant classic in my house. I'm a sucker for andouille sausage.

The new lineup for ACL Music Festival is out. It's not for me, but people seem to be jazzed about it.

A little girl power from Emma Stone. What a classy lady.

And that's a wrap. The week's more than half over, people. Cheers to that!

Novel Links

Another round of weekly links! On the bookish side this time.  

I could go on and on about my love for Out of Print Clothing, but I'll save that for another post. And their newest library collection? Swoon.

TIME Magazine's list of the 21 female authors you should be reading.

All book lovers need good totes, and HuffPo has a nice roundup of totes for book lovers.

Gotta love a good infographic, like this one showing the most read books in the world.

All of my dreams are coming true!

The trailer is out for the movie adaptation of Gayle Forman's If I Stay. I didn't love the book the way others did, but the movie looks interesting.

And a little BuzzFeed quiz fun. How much of a book addict are you?

We're halfway through the week. Cheers!

Novel Links

Here's another round of novel links that have entertained me this week:  

Books and cooking! Here's a post about being inspired to cook by a great novel.

An interesting post about being an inaccessible author from Shannon Hale. They're not super heroes, people. They still have to do laundry and stuff.

Genius book marketing for John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Thank goodness the preparedness kit includes tissues.

These introvert stories get me every time. It's like they can see inside my brain!

I recently saw the trailer for Le Week-End, and it looks like it has the potential to make me both laugh out loud and become a bit weepy. Definitely on my list to see.

I'm all about these simple wine tasting projects from The Kitchn.

And just because, baby elephants.

That's all, folks.

Novel Links

Similar to other link roundups around the web, I've decided to share novel links on Wednesday, be they novel-related or novel in general (see what I did there?). Without further ado, your novel links for the week:  

An interesting discussion about books by female authors, recommended by female authors from Elle. More of this, pretty please.

I just finished reading Lexicon by Max Barry. It's such a novel concept, but the ending, and some of the characters, fell a little flat for me.

I'm now reading a galley of Worst. Person. Ever. by Douglas Coupland. I'll let you know how it goes.

Interested in adding up your Instagram follow list? Epic Reads compiled a list of 19 Young Adult Authors to Follow on Instagram.

In preparing for our trip to Spain (eeeee!) I'm watching these DVDs and laughing hysterically. Also, Claudia Bassols is divine.

Enjoy a bevy of wonderful tweets from the charming Anna Kendrick. I suspect she's my long-lost best friend.

This video of Kristen Bell singing "Do You Want To Build A Snowman" is perfection.

My favorite cooking blog, The Kitchn, just started a series on The 9-Bottle Bar, and it is wonderful.