Bookish (and not bookish at all) links (June 30)

The Guardian has a great list for summer reading

Jamaica Kincaid interviewed by Guernica magazine:

“Guernica: What was your favorite part of writing See Now Then?

Jamaica Kincaid: Did you come across the reference I make in the book to OutKast? It’s toward the end. I was so pleased when I realized I could do that. The family lives in the Shirley Jackson house, and at some point, the mother is apologizing to the son about her failures. Somehow in that part of the book, the lyrics “So fresh, so clean,” and “I’m sorry Ms. Jackson” made their way into the writing. It made me laugh so hard when I included that. I thought it was so amusing. I’m afraid the reference has gone unnoticed by most. But when I read that part of the book to an audience, the younger people listening absolutely get it. That was my favorite thing: the fact the older people miss it and the younger people get it.”

That just makes me want to read everything she’s written – and listen to Outkast!

After reading this interview with author Michelle de Kretser, I added the Miles Franklin Award-winning book to my TBR list

A Bling Ring inspired reading list at Flavorwire

Jackie of Farm Lane Books has listed her favourite books of 2013

I love the sound of these matcha mochi cupcakes at Tiny Urban Kitchen

And this herbed potato salad with yoghurt at A Couple Cooks sounds like just the thing for a hot day


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