Bookmarks: July 8th

Hi Savvy Readers! Welcome to another edition of Bookmarks, where we share each week’s biggest and best bookish news stories, links, and pictures in one convenient place. This week’s headlines are definitely worth a read, so keep scrolling or “Bookmark” this post for later!

1. David Walliams: Comedian, Children’s Book Author, and… Music Video Star?

David Walliams in Bryan Adam's New Music Video Don't Even Try

To start us off, here’s some fun news: David Walliams, comedian, actor, Britain’s Got Talent judge, and children’s book author can now add music video star to his list of accomplishments. The Grandpa’s Great Escape and The World’s Worst Children author appeared in Bryan Adam‘s new music video for “Don’t Even Try” this week. Click here to watch the video!

2. Great Books to Look Forward to in the Second Half of 2016

Can you believe we’re already halfway through our 50 Book Pledge for this year? To say that I’m looking forward to the second half of the year would be a big understatement! This week, The Millions shared their most anticipated books for the rest of the year here, and I was so thrilled to see some of my most anticipated reads on the list (like this, this, this, and this)! Did any of the books on this list catch your attention?

3. NPR Says “Yes, All Men (And Everyone Else) Need to Read ‘Sex Object‘”

Jessica Valenti Sex Object Feminist Quote

This article from NPR is new-to-me this week and I can’t agree with it more!  In it, writer Annalisa Quinn reviews Jessica Valenti‘s memoir, Sex Object, and concludes that everyone should read it for its honesty. Click here to read Quinn’s review. Have you read any great feminist books lately? Share your top picks with us in the comments!

Favourite Picture of the Week:

Fascinating Habits of 18 Famous Writers Infographic

(Photo via Global English Editing)

Who doesn’t love a great infographic? @HarperCollinsCA shared this particularly fun one on Twitter this week. Who knew that T.S. Eliot liked to wear green face powder while he wrote? Did any of these facts surprise you, readers? Do you have any interesting writing habits of your own?

That’s it for this week, Savvy Readers! I hope you enjoy a great weekend of reading in the sun (or snuggled up inside if it’s raining). Don’t forget to share your Friday Reads with us on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!

Karen

Follow me on Twitter @karenfma

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