Literary links

No matter what your favorite genre, there's a summer beach/vacation book waiting for you. Today's Literary Links roundup roams the web to present several lists of new books worth checking out.

Abe Lincoln had the write stuff

From the start, he needed to overcome internal and external opposition by willful acts of self-definition, the ambitious farm boy autodidact becoming a splitter of words and ideas rather than fence rails. Fred Kaplan, Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer I'm having trouble writing this review because I have so much to say. I tried…

Reality is not a linear construct

If you don't remember something, did it really happen? Who do you believe when you're presented with alternate versions of events that you were involved in but cannot remember for yourself? It's a fascinating puzzle, and Tana French explores all the pieces of it in 'The Witch Elm'.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me on this reading adventure! I'm hoping to make An American Bluestocking a place where I can share my thoughts about the books I read and interesting articles I stumble on across the intertoobz. Fair warning: My reading tastes are eclectic, so there's no telling what kind of books you may find…