Literary Linking: October 9 – 13

This week’s article topics include: Dan Brown, designing book covers, a waterproof Kindle, and more!

The best bookish links the week of October 9 -13:

The World According To Dan Brown
This article actually came out a couple weeks ago, but it’s so entertaining, I had to include it. Dan Brown is a bit of a weirdo, but by golly, he can write a page-turner. If anything, just read the piece to hear about his house — it’s nuts!

On Creating a New Imprint’s First Ever Cover: Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart
A fascinating read on the step-by-step process Rachel Ake went through when designing the cover for Sour Heart. It’s a lot more involved than most people might think. The best part is looking at the covers that didn’t make the cut.

Let’s Talk about Dr. Seuss
Thank you, Grace Lin, for your balanced and thoughtful approach to the Dr. Seuss controversies.

Amazon Is Finally Releasing a Waterproof Kindle
I’m not a really a bath-taker, but I do love reading by the pool, so a waterproof Kindle sounds fabulous!

Goodnight Moon as Read by LeVar Burton to Neil deGrasse Tyson
This is one of the cutest videos I’ve ever seen. No matter how you feel right now, you’ll feel even better once you watch

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