The first Bookish Links post of 2015! Anyway . . .
- Because I love author backstories, I’m going to post this link to an article by Neil Gaiman about his childhood quest to secure a Christmas tree for his (Orthodox Jewish) family.
- Recently, The Paris Review published one of the last pieces Ray Bradbury worked on before he died. It’s an essay on architecture. Go figure.
- One of my pseudo-resolutions this year is to start reading Russian novels. A lot of you, it seems, have beat me to the punch, but if you’re one of the ones who’s still not convinced, here are five reasons why Russian books are cool (compiled by a person who has apparently read lots of them).
- As if you needed more reasons to buy books, Sarah Rose has a list of twelve (count ’em) reasons why you need to buy more books.
- I’m afraid I’m not a huge fan of Flannery O’Connor, but this girl is and explains the very good reason why she was a brilliant author.
- Here, Isabella Penola of Videnda Magazine says what we were all thinking about Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird.
- Yes, this interests me: “The Day Jobs of Famous Authors.”