Weekend Reads: Foreign travel guides on the US, which books to read this summer, Pixar’s story rules and looking again at Faulkner

Each weekend we round up some of the best articles or features that you may have missed during the week. Sit down with a coffee (other beverages are available) and enjoy.

Welcome to America, Please Be On Time: What Guide Books Tell Foreign Visitors to the U.S. – (The Atlantic)

Tips such as “don’t hand out cash to dinner guests” reveal what foreign tourists find surprising about coming to America.

Which Books Should You Read This Summer? -(Reddit)

An entertaining flowchart on what your next read should be.

Pixar’s Story Rules – (The Pixar Touch)

Pixar story artist Emma Coats on the “story basics”  guidelines she learnt from her more senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories.

Reading William Faulkner – (The Economist)

It’s 50 years since Faulkner died, which is as good a time as any for a reconsideration of his works.