Literary Linking: August 13 – 24

It’s another double dose of Literary Linking this week! I was in New York City for my birthday last weekend and didn’t get around to posting the links I’d gathered. So, here are last week’s along with this week’s batch for your reading pleasure.

My favorite bookish links the week of August 13 – 24

Reading a Book Takes Time — Deal with It
A great reminder to take the time to ENJOY reading.

How Long To Read
If you’ve made peace with the fact that reading does take time, but you still want to know how long a book will take you to get through, “How Long To Read” is the site for you! Just choose a book, click the timer and read a sample paragraph. The site will then tell you exactly how long it will take to read.

Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List Includes Empathy, Understanding and ‘Factfulness’
I’m proud to say I’m reading one on his list! (Educated, by Tara Westover)

Insta Novels: Bringing Classic Literature To Instagram Stories
Britney Spears’ Instagram is great and all, but literature on Instagram is a nice change of pace.

Gutenberg’s Revenge
The printed word will prevail!!!

What Do They Want from Us? On the Return of Big Bookstore Chains
I wonder if Fox Books is going to make a comeback… (if you get that reference, then you’ve probably seen You’ve Got Mail as many times as I have 🙂 )

The Virtues of Shelf-lessness
Author Sloane Crosley doesn’t have any bookshelves, but she makes it work in the most unique way.

If You Liked Crazy Rich Asians, You’ll Love These Books
I  go crazy for read-alikes lists — I hope you do too!

How Other Countries of Translated The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society’s Absurdly Long Title
The Chinese translation needs some work…

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