Omnivoracious: Summer Reading Lists Are Here →
aaknopf: harperbooks: The New York Times offers an eclectic list of books to read, ranging from an autobiographical pop culture read to a serious history of digital computers. NPR did something interesting with their summer reading list. They had indie booksellers make the picks. USA Today goes interactive with their picks. The Wall Street Journal put out a well-chosen summer reading...
The man who draws in his sleep →
Hadwin is a gifted artist who sketches and paints in his sleep … Still, the North Wales native doesn’t want to make art his career. He never studied art, and is lousy at drawing when awake. “Art has never interested me at all,” says Hadwin, as quoted by the BBC. But just in case, he now prepares by leaving a sketchpad, brushes, and other art supplies in his bedroom. ...
We have a ritual where he tucks me in, because I’m usually in bed before...– Michelle Obama: President Obama tucks me in every night - NY Daily News (via brooklynmutt)
Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21
I love reading about how other writers work. futurejournalismproject: “A working habit he has had from the beginning, Hemingway stands when he writes. He stands in a pair of his oversized loafers on the worn skin of a lesser kudu—the typewriter and the reading board chest-high opposite him. When Hemingway starts on a project he always begins with a pencil, using the reading board to write on...