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First off, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE.
I'm going to resist getting political here on the advice of my mother and am going to avoid pleading that you don't vote for a certain candidate who I won't name who scares the ever living bejeezus out of me and why don't enough people realize that something like what led to World War II could happen again even in this very country and DO YOU SEE HOW HARD THIS IS FOR ME.
Ahem. I'm not going to do it.
Let's get to the links shall we?
Tuck Everlasting was one of my favorite novels as a kid and it heavily influenced my interest in philosophical science fiction, so I was very sad to see that Natalie Babbitt passed away this week. Author Cynthia Leitich Smith has a roundup of some of the tributes.
The Bronx is home to over 1.5 million people. It's losing its only bookstore.
Many writers love using their iconic composition notebook for their scribbles. Wired has a look at a cool redesign.
The great Emma Watson left copies of Maya Angelou’s Mom and Me and Mom with handwritten notes around the London Underground to help promote her feminist book club.
Author Sarah Letourneau has a great post on character archetypes, complete with quiz!
And finally, lord knows authors have a hard time with how they and their books are perceived, but with perseverance that all can change. I found a lot to like in Sports Illustrated's recent profile of Alex Rodriguez, who has reinvented himself as a top-notch baseball analyst.
Have a great weekend!