Summertime is for reading, and this week's links are all about books. Have you read any great stories or nonfiction lately?
*** This is an incredibly cool use of kraft paper and a white pen. I kind of want to cover all my books now, except that I'm such a visual person that I tend to remember commentaries and textbooks not by author and title but by saying, "Yeah, you know, the orange one with the picture of Paul on the front?"
*** This entry from Academichic is from back in May, but it's still totally great! E. dressed like a book cover, and I love how the color combination turned out. This might be a fun thing to try when I'm teaching in the fall....
Yes, I got the job I mentioned on Saturday after an interview on Monday afternoon, so I'll be an adjunct with my first solo course in September!!! After I figure out the syllabus, I can get down to the other important stuff: I think I need to start practicing putting together good teaching outfits. You can expect some classroom wardrobe-related posts here soon.
*** Hilda Grahnat shares a sweet book from her childhood with a hilarious sketch by her brother, who apparently was unhappy with her when he drew it.
*** And here's what I'm reading on my vacation (among other, unexpected and wonderful things, like watching all of season 1 of the Vampire Diaries!):
Alexander McCall Smith's Isabel Dalhousie/Sunday Philosophy Club series (and every time I read one of these books, I feel more and more like I need to go to Scotland)
Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Won't you share some reading suggestions in the comments?