The Sunday Post // August 21, 2016

7. Sunday Post 8-21-2016It’s been an insane week in all areas of my life, but I still had time to post here as well as have some pieces go live around the internet. Plus, more exciting news stories from around the internet! Take a look!

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Book Style // Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Elsewhere On the Internet

Last Sunday, an interview I did for Tell-Tale TV with Power’s Joseph Sikora was posted. This was an amazing interview and I am very honored to have written this article. This is an interview that I am extremely proud of. Please give it a read.

Another review of Pretty Little Liars was also posted on Wednesday this week. Hanna Marin is becoming a total boss. Read to find out more.

I also started contributing to a website called Fangirlish! My first article was 18 Bookstagram Accounts to Grow Your TBR Pile! This article showcases a bunch of beautiful Instagram accounts that make all booklovers swoon!

I contributed to B*tch Media again this week. I submitted a B*tch Tape, a mix of about twelve songs called “Flight Lessons” they explore different ways that humans see themselves taking flight. The emotions that go along with flight and a lot of bird imagery.

Around the Blogosphere

Rachel from Confessions of a Book Geek released a guest post over at Dani Reviews Things, detailing the reasons why New Adult Fiction is not the same as erotica. A really good read that highlights a lot of key differences in the genre.

Aralyn @ Paper Addictions & Magic discusses what makes you “DNF” books. This is a topic I think both myself and many other bloggers struggle with.

If you are struggling with the idea of audiobooks as cheating then you might be interested in this post from May @ Sunsets and Bookrests. I will admit that audiobooks are a very different experience than reading a physical copy of the book but I find that some books, particularly first person books can sound much different when spoken.

The Orang-utan Librarian talks about reading between the lines. I am all for fan theories but the do need to be grounded in the canon.

Other Interesting Articles

I just saw the trailer for Amy Adams’ new film “Arrival.” It looks amazing. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been watching a fair amount of The X-Files lately or I’ve just been craving supernatural and sci-fi stories but I am excited. I may actually run to the box office on opening weekend to see this. I don’t normally go to a movie theater with the advent of Netflix. (I KNOW!)

Natalie Zfat wrote a wonderful piece about what she says when people ask to pick her brain about social media.  It is something that I think everyone should read. There’s a different between a consultation and asking for free work.

Paul Glastris examines the benefits of making Greece the Olympics permanent home in an effort to avoid another Rio in Washington Monthly. I am sure that arguments are solid on both sides of this debate and some setbacks can’t be predicted in host countries, but the Olympics are a series of games that unite nations. Hosting these games in different host countries each time sort of enforces that.

A great article by Rebecca J. Rosen in The Atlantic about why Americans work so much! It asks the one essential question: why has increased productivity not translated to people being able to work less?

In a piece from The Guardian, a 105-year-old former Nazi secretary reflects on her experiences. This is one of the most in-depth interviews of her life and I found it to be a truly thought provoking piece.

Todd Van Luling of the Huffington Post found the woman who portrayed Carmen Sandiego in those TV game shows. This is her first interview ever! I used to be so obsessed with her crime capers as a kid. How do you steal a slogan? Or the Eiffel Tower for that matter? Fictional or not, this woman is impressive.

Steven Rowley did an interview for Down East about his book Lily and the Octopus. It’s a touching interview about the process of this book and the dog that inspired it. I had the pleasure of meeting Steven at BookCourt in Brooklyn in June and he is a great guy.

What have you guys been up to this week? What are your must-read news stories! Share a link in the comments below and let’s help each other be more informed. 

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

6 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // August 21, 2016

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my post on here! It’s awesome that you link to different interesting pages – I can discover new blogs and stuff 🙂


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