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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!


Titles on the Man Booker shortlist are discussed via cover design.

Stunning paper sculptures appeared in a the Scottish Poetry Library. Read about it and see pictures here and here.

Flavorwire article of the week: “20 Amazing Reimagined Bookcovers”. My favorite is here, and no, not just because it’s P&P. Okay, not only just because it’s P&P.

“11 Literary Holidays That Every Book Lover Should Know” – my favorite: Winnie the Pooh Day, January 18th: Travel back to your childhood with this holiday that commemorates the honey-obsessed bear and his pals. Observed on the birthday of author A.A. Milne, this holiday invites celebrants to read the classic stories to themselves or to share them with the next generation of book lovers.

A very long article on authors and their pets.

World Book Night and the 2012 Top 100 books. I’m pleasantly surprised and supportive that The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy made the top 10.

Autostraddle has compiled a list of the “Top Ten Fantasy Novels That Have Gay People In Them”. Personally, I’m a huge fan of anything Jacqueline Carey writes, and am looking to get my hands on the sequel to Santa Olivia.

Borders employees have a final say:


Facsimile Dust Jackets – for those who love vintage book covers, they have over 7,000 to choose from.

Children’s Books

Emma Thompson to pen new Peter Rabbit tale!

I don’t agree (or maybe just don’t want to agree) with everything this article says, but at least it’s celebrating “The Children’s Authors Who Broke the Rules” – Sendak, Silverstein, and Seuss (2 Jews and a German – just thought that was an interesting bit of trivia)

Here’s a slideshow of recently published children’s fairy and folk tales in the Sunday Book Review of The New York Times. And here’s the article that accompanies it.

Shel Silverstein, despite being dead for over 10 years, has a new book coming out: Everything On It. NPR discusses.


Archie comics to feature a gay wedding. Read more here (snarky) and here (serious).


For the person who has everything? Design your own type ring at

Drool over this website: Wood Type Revival.

Interested in designing your own website with some unique fonts? Check out

Just in case those websites weren’t enough, check out, while you’re at it.

Typographers complain about wildly successful recently released book Just My Type in this article “Not My Type”.


Sorry to do this to you, but the cutest book-related video ever:

Thanks to SBT for this: “A Typewriter That Transforms Words Into Cocktails”


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Loving the #Halloween book display @quailridgebooks!
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Gorgeous illustrations pop with foil pieces that highlight the words of this simple book, perfect for even the youngest reader. The sweetly lyrical text leads the reader from one - a tree - to many - the forest - and beyond, with each turn of the page showing more and more complex scenes through fall, winter, spring, summer, country, city, morning, and night, until we reach the end where the whole world is shining. I immediately wanted to read it again. For all ages, but especially 1-3-year-olds.
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#bookrecommendations #bookreview #bookrec #book #books #bookish #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #instabook #instaread #read #reading #readmore #readwithme #readstagram Completed road trip book 1, including a brief review (review below).
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Does not disappoint! Another solid read in the In Death series by JD Robb. I've been reading this series since 2013, since before she came out as Nora Roberts, and I keep expecting the next book and then the next book and then the next book to dip in terms of quality of style and content and originality, but it just doesn't (thank goodness!). In #46, Dark in Death, JD ROBB almost makes a play on her own life in ways, as Eve is after a murderer who finds inspiration in a specific author's murder mysteries. Robb literally pays homage to the master of the meta, Hitchcock, with mentions of Psycho and Dial M for Murder, and I'm pretty sure the author she describes is modeled after Robb herself (physically). The plot is pretty tight and focused, but we still get glimpses of Peabody & McNab; Leonardo, Mavis, & Bella; Somerset is still off on holiday; and there is just a peek at the growing romantic interest in Nadine's life, as well as a preview of Nadine's next best-seller based on Eve's police work. I'm looking forward to a future book of Robb's that I'm sure will go into further detail either about Nadine's upcoming Oscar nomination for the first book/movie or the publication and what I'm sure will be subsequent movie of the second book. Enjoy! Weekend road trip, book 1! One of my favorite murder mystery series by the prolific JD Robb aka Nora Roberts. I discovered NAKED IN DEATH (#1) in 2003 and have been reading it ever since. So excited to see what adventure happens in #46! Pub date: January 2018
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