What are you up to this weekend? After a very long and grueling workweek, Juan and I are retreating from Los Angeles for a long weekend getaway. I'm looking forward to disconnecting and enjoying time outdoors with family, comfort food and, of course, good reads. I hope you have a relaxing weekend! Enjoy 10 literary links from around the web...
Another unpublished J.R.R. Tolkien manuscript! Complete with incest, suicide and "perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien's characters."
Charles Bukowski's rules for writing (in honor of his birthday this Sunday, August 16th).
Incredibly charming wedding readings from children's books.
The rise of iPhone reading and how publishers are rethinking books for the small screen.
President Barrack Obama's summer reading list.
INFOGRAPHIC: How to Name Your Big Important Novel (Mine: The Brief and Wondrous World of Lot 49)
An honest reflection on failing in art and life.
If you haven't already, check out Nouvella's clever *reverse* Kickstarter and donate to get your hands on some pocket-sized reads and awesome rewards (I have my eye on that Faulkner mug).
Photo: Throwback to that time I took a trip to Paris in the summer of 2013 and went to the incomparable Shakespeare & Company.