Is it Wednesday already? My brain is spinning from the green beans, cucumbers, and sweet corn all being ready at the same time. But if you’re not running around preserving garden produce, check out this week’s links:

Robin Benway has a new book coming out (via readergirlz)! (If you haven’t read Audrey, Wait yet, do it immediately)

Persnickety Snark is running a Top 100 YA Books list (thanks for getting me there, Leila!) The ones announced so far that make my list:

  • Harry Potter series (duh!)
  • The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown
  • A Ring of Endless Light (for Munchkin)
  • An Abundance of Katherines
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
  • Graceling
  • Shiver
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Pride and Prejudice (didn’t realize this was YA…)
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Ella Enchanted

Which ones do you agree with?

If misused punctuation marks drive you crazy, mental_floss has some blogs for you!

The always fantabulous Adventures in Children’s Literature posted these tips for crafting your character. I’m putting all of mine through interviews this week, anyone else?

More tips coming from Writer’s Digest, specifically 11 Plot Pitfalls and 5 Tips to Strengthen Your Scenes.

This week’s Link of Awesome: Mental Floss has 50 amazing facts in honor of their 50th issue. Seriously, you NEED to see this list! Example: “On the 2001 New Zealand census, 53,715 people listed their religion as “Jedi.” Awesome doesn’t even cover it.

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