In Review: The Week of July 18th

July 23, 2016

This week went by so quickly, it feels like summer will be over before we know it. Slow down for a few minutes and catch up on all the book-ish happenings around ALU and further afield.

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On the Blog

 

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~ We're deep into our July #teamALUreads pick, Two-Gun & Sun. This week we interviewed author June Hutton about some of our questions. Top of the list: were there actually solar panels way back when?

~ We went Under the Cover with author Stella Leventoyannis Harvey to see what it's like for an author to go into a book club to discuss their own work. Conclusion: nerves are always a factor.

~ Our August pick, A Gentle Habit (Kegedonce Press), is now on sale until August 1st! Get the book now before we start chatting about it on August 3rd.

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~ Listen in on Adrienne Gruber as she reads from her latest collection of poetry, Buoyancy Control, about identity and sea monsters!

~ We put author Matthew Murphy on the Writer's Block to learn more about his writing habits and fav authors.

 

Around the Web

 

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~ As huge readers, we're on the other side of this argument: Facebook predicts the end of the written word. What do you think? (via Quartz)

~ For all you Snapchat fans out there: imagine if they made filters for booknerds?! (via BuzzFeed)

~ A love story for the modern ages: this marriage all started with a tweet to a bookstore (via Mashable)

 

 

What Else We're Reading

 

ALU Engagement Manager Lauren is reading Rich and Poor by Jacob Wren, published by our very own BookThug:

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