Charlotte Mendelson opens up to the Guardian about writing, being one-half of a literary couple and finding humor in life.

Mark Athitakis offers a David Goodis appreciation for the Washington City Paper.

David Forsmark reviews recent crime offerings from Robert Crais, Jonathan Kellerman and T. Jefferson Parker.

Indulge your flash fiction pleasures at Flash Pan Alley.

The Bookseller talks with Chelsea Cain
about her upcoming, mucho-hyped thriller HEARTSICK, and with Peter James about making the permanent switch from film to book.

If the Tournament of Books wasn’t enough fun, check out Time Out New York’s book bracket.

Bob Hoover throws his hat into the ring
of those talking about the fate of book reviewing, as does Cheryl Reed. (last link via.)

And if not read, it’s a must-read: Lionel Shriver on reviewing.