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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!

BOSTON EVENTS

Tonight at the Harvard Book Store: Children’s Book Buyers’ Night where the Harvard Book Store buyers present their favorite children’s books to give to kids and young adults this holiday season.

This weekend also hosted by the Harvard Book Store: Winter Warehouse Sale. Beware, it’s not located AT the store, and is definitely a hike from public transportation on foot, but totally worth it.

Articles

The Wall Street Journal discusses a new way of presenting author events: “Rethinking the Familiar Book Tour”

The New York Times features the “Storytelling in Japanese Art” exhibit at the Met. Looks absolutely gorgeous and offers food-for-thought on the art of storytelling through pictures (yes to the pun), which should, of course, make you consider picture books and illustrated novels, like Nick Banock’s Griffin & Sabine series. “Unfurling a Thousand Years of Gods, Demons[,] and Romance” (yes, I added the Oxford comma because there. should. BE ONE).

Ever heard of the Bad Sex Awards, where authors contend for the (dubious) prize of worst/most cliche/etc. sex scene? Thanks to The Guardian, you have now. This is quite possibly the only list where you will see all three of these names: Stephen King, Haruki Murakami, and Jean M. Auel. “Bad sex awards”

Though it’s a little past turkey day, follow the hashtag #LiteraryTurducken for a mash-up of three book titles, like The Art of War of the Worlds in 80 Days by GalleyCat.

Ever heard of the Voynich Manuscript? It’s a manuscript written in an unknown language, an undecipherable code, that has been a mystery its entire known life. We’re not even sure when it was written, thinking sometime in the 15th or 16th century. Now, you can “read” the entire manuscript online – and here’s hoping someone cracks the code.

Children’s Literature

A short article from Publishing Perspectives let me know about a Spanish website selling e-book versions of reimagined Latin American children’s fairtales for 1 euro. If only they printed them, illustrated them, and sold them in hardcopy.

Library

A short tale in the life of a librarian: The Captain and the Communists featured on 100 Scope Notes

Website

LiveWriters.com– one-stop shopping for author- and writing-related videos, audio, and other media.

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