My favorite finds from around the web:
• What a physicist sees when she looks at a fancy gown. “Baking is practical chemistry, knitting is manual programming, makeup is about crafting optical illusions, and adjusting pattern sizes relies on algebra.”
• John Grisham’s do’s and don’t’s for writing popular fiction. DO: Write a page every day. DO: Use quotation marks for dialogue. DON’T: Keep a thesaurus within reaching distance.
• Summer reading lists for kids, from The Art of Simple.
Friday happenings. It’s been nearly four months since our move, and I’m working on getting a little more settled in before I host the Popcast Live VIP pre-party in two short weeks. Naturally the bookshelves are top priority.
The party and VIP show tickets are sold out, but Knox and Jamie opened up a new (cheaper!) category of general admission tickets for Saturday night’s event: get yours right here.
On the blog:
One year ago: 17 big, fat books for your summer reading.
Two years ago: You can tell a lot about a person by …
Three years ago: Slate, you are drunk. Adults should be reading YA.
Four years ago: Reading is better when it’s done wine-tasting style
Five years ago: What I learned by keeping a time diary
Have a great weekend!