Next up on book tour is Texas, where I’ve been instructed to eat all the tacos, specifically from Torchy’s.
My favorite finds from around the web:
• The top 10 books everyone lies about reading. “There are plenty of overrated classics: books that have lost their relevance, lost their audience, or in some cases (we’re thinking of you, Ulysses!) just plain lost their way from the get-go. But not all ‘required reading’ deserves its bad rap.”
• Wardrobe 101: outfit formulas and inspiration. “If I’m shopping for a fantasy, of course I’m going to come up empty-handed when I need something to wear on a Thursday morning.”
• 6 new beginning chapter books with female main characters, fall 2018. “All these titles contain female main characters with pluck and creativity. You’re going to love these…”
• Reese Witherspoon celebrates the south in her new book. “There’s always a little more drinking than there is talking about the book. (But book clubs are) a great way to connect.”
• Inside the Writer’s Studio: Episode 19. While at the Booksmarks Festival in NC I got to chat with author Charlie Lovett about the pleasures and perils of the reading life for his excellent podcast.
My first book, Reading People, turned one year old this week. It’s been a delightful surprise to talk to so many readers about Reading People on book tour, and to sign so many new and old copies! Thanks so much for your support of my first book; it’s been quite a year. (Follow me on instagram @annebogel.)
On the blog:
One year ago: 7 free and easy ways to support your favorite authors. “It’s 2017, but you know what really sells books? An enthusiastic vote of confidence from a fellow reader.”
Two years ago: 20 books everyone will be talking about this fall. “If you’re anything like me, your heart warms at the thought of a cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and a big stack of books.”
Three years ago: The best thing you can do for your career. “No one talked serious strategy or ninja marketing tricks. At this table of successful female novelists, the overwhelming answer was a variation on this: be kind.”
Four years ago: There are four possible levels of relationships. “My counselor’s little chart was so simple, but it made so much snap into place for me.”
Five years ago: On marriage and fear and disappearing doors. “We know to fear failure. We know it’s there, present, a reality before us. The fear we need to cultivate is the fear of never having tried.”
Six years ago: 21 things I wish I knew in my 20s. “People-pleasing is a waste of time (and other precious resources).”
Have a great weekend!