Word Count: 0...had to use my morning writing session to fix references on a manuscript for work. Not ideal.
Going anywhere for labor day? We are sticking close to home, which means we're also watching a friend's dog. Hammie, our puppy, is going to have the best weekend. If it were up to her, we'd have at least five other dogs (as long as she continued to be the center of attention, she can get a tad jealous).
Here's some reading from around the web to get you through today and off to whatever fun things you have planned. See you on Tuesday!
In defense of Terry Pratchett and maybe genre readers and writers everywhere? Can't say that I've read any Pratchett (it's on my list!), but I like this writer's argument against a journalist who just unilaterally panned Pratchett - without having read any of his books. (Fantasy Faction)
And a review of Pratchett's last Discworld book, which apparently includes an interesting perspective on dying given he was facing his own death at the time it was written. I hadn't realized he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. (NPR)
I didn't know Jamaica Kincaid published science fiction. I always thought she was more of a New Yorker type writer, but then I saw that Strange Horizons is reprinting her story,Ovando. Check it out. It's always cool to see authors cross-genres. (Strange Horizons)
I don't know about you, but I'm keen to read this joint biography of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. (NPR)
How good is this title? The Girl Who Slept with God. Read an excerpt here. (Longreads)
Interesting new Will Smith movie about concussions in football and the doctor who made the connection between neurological pathology and post-concussion football athletes. Not sure if I'm quite buying Smith's accent, but overall it looks like something I'd want to see around Christmas. (Vox)