Tuesday, June 22

Bookish: Catching Bubbles (3#) -

The UK Guardian's Robert McCrum recently hopped across The Pond for a field trip along the Eastern Seaboard of the US to investigate how well the printed word is doing over here. But did he leave with an accurate overall impression? I think he should have visited Chapel Hill, North Carolina, too.

# Maureen Corrigan offers up her recommendations for the best Crime Novels to read this summer at NPR. Some interesting picks here!

# Burning Memories: Five female writers of diverse ages share brief memoirs of their youthful summers at the UK Telegraph. Their sketches are like historical snapshots from their personal albums. I liked the diversity of the time periods.