Friday Literary Link Love is an ocassional feature here at Ready When You Are, C.B. Below are some links to articles and other blogs of a literary nature that have struck my fancy of late. I hope you'll find one or two that do the same for you. If you've read something you'd like to spread the word about, please feel free to leave a link in a comment.
Via Jackie at FarmLaneBooks an interesting article from the New Yorker on Haruki Murakami in Japan vs. Haruki Murakami in the rest of the world.
Also via Jackie at FarmLaneBooks a link to what turns out to be an interestng New York Times interview with David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas. I'm going to see the movie tomorrow night myself. Mr. Mitchell likes it. This interview starts out a bit weak, but quickly moves into more intesting stuff including other authors Mr. Mitchell recommends. He is a remarkably well read man.
Jenny and Teresa over at Shelf Love published a joint review of The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley last week. If you're not already reading Shelf Love on a regular business, you should check them out. Jenny and Teresa together regularly publish thoughtful, well-written reviews on a wide range of interesting topics and genres. Their reviews are a standard I aspire towards when writing my own. This joint review is a departure for them, so scroll down when you get to Shelf Love and take a look at their more current posts. Be warned, you may find something you have to add to your TBR pile.
Charles May has a very thorough reivew of Junot Diaz' new collection of short stories over at Reading the Short Story. Charles is not a fan, but he has read all the reviews which he discusses in his post. You can read the book or you could just read this post if you'd rather.
Greg at New Dork Review of Books has a review of Cloud Atlas that had me thinking about the book in a new light and realizing that I really did miss quite a bit when I read it.
Finally, David Sedaris has a new piece in the current New Yorker. C..J. and I laughed over it earlier this week.