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Series: Friday Round-Up

Friday Round-Up

Each week I round-up all the (mostly book-related) articles/blog posts/book reviews/websites/videos that entertained me during the week. Enjoy!

Children’s Books

Subcategory: Spoofs

Twilight: 4 books in 1 Minute

The Harry Potter story told by someone who only saw the last movie and didn’t read any of the books.

Articles

Flavorwire‘s “Cool New Websites Every Bookworm Should Bookmark”

“Overrated: Authors, critics, and editors on ‘great books’ that aren’t all that great” by Juliet Lapidos at Slate

Autostraddle has a round-up and discussion of Lesbian Pulp Fiction, beginning in the 50s and 60s and leading up to the series written by Monica Nolan today.

Flavorwire‘s “The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults in History”. My favorites:
15. William Faulkner on Ernest Hemingway
“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”
14. Ernest Hemingway on William Faulkner
“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?”

The Good Men Project, one of my all-time favorite blog/websites, features an impressive list of “The Best LBGT Books of All Time,” reported as 5-title lists compiled by some leading contemporary LBGT writers.

Websites

Booklamp.org is a book recommendation website modeled after the Pandora model – by comparing the elements of book content such as description, pacing, density, perspective, and dialog, and what an individual prefers in each category, book recommendations are made to fit your reading tastes.

Book-related Products You Don’t Need but Are Fun to Have

Out-of-Print Clothing is a company that “celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Our shirts feature iconic and often out of print gook covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.”
My one question for them – why you gotta have different shirts for men & women? What if a man wants to buy a P&P shirt or a woman wants to buy one that isn’t so form-fitting? Despite being socially-conscious and partnering with Books for Africa, a project that donates books to children in Africa without access to any, Out-of-Print needs to become a little more gender-conscious in their offerings (in my humble opinion).

Kate Spade has a line of book clutches(like the one you see here). Pick yours up for a tidy $325 with these titles to choose from:

Long Live the Book 

Abe Books’s response to the “I Hate Books” Facebook page.
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It came! It came! So excited to have received my gorgeous new @rebelgirlsbook book 2 in the mail yesterday! That's 2/2 GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS books that I helped fund via @kickstarter, and I would help fund a dozen more at least. Also thrilled @quailridgebooks already has our shipment on order so I can handsell these through the holidays. #indiesfirst!
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New review & a staff pick for @quailridgebooks: Guaranteed giggles! Clever illustrations, Captain PB (polar bear, not peanut butter), a literary fox, and three very silly lemmings. Perfect for all storytimes, with opportunities to do character voices. It also imparts the importance of learning how to read without being didactic. My favorite picture book of the year!
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