Literary Linking: August 14 – 18

This week’s article topics include: swear words in today’s books, silent book clubs, unconventional children’s books and more!

The best bookish links the week of August 14 – 18 :

The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children’s Books of 2017
I always look forward to this annual list put out by Travis Yonker on his blog, 100 Scopenotes. For me, the most astonishing on the list this time around is: What Does Baby Want? by Tupera Tupera. Read the post to find out what it’s about…

Books in America Are Full of Swear Words: The More Recent, the More Profane
Read on to see just how many more times more likely it is for swear words to appear in a book today than in the 1950s. I wouldn’t be surprised if you say something like, “@#$%&!”!!!!”

How the Silent Book Club Gave Me Back  My Reading Life
I don’t have children and I need to read for work, so I always make reading time for myself, but I know how hard for many people to create space for reading. These silent book clubs sound like a wonderful solution.

Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop’s Key To Success
As long as the focus is still on books, then I am completely gung-ho about bookstores doing what they need to to stay successful!

What To Do When You Realize Classic Books from Your Childhood Are Racist
Grace Lin is one of my favorite children’s writers today and is a wonderful speaker as well. In this video she introduces a thoughtful way we should approach classic books with racist elements: treat them like an out-of-touch relative.

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