Literary Linking: August 15 – 19

My favorite bookish links from the week of August 15 – 19:

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What President Obama Is Reading This Summer

“President Obama is on Martha’s Vineyard for his annual vacation, and he’s packed a hearty and diverse book bag for the beach.”


The Hamilton Reading List: For Those Kids That Just Can’t Get Enough

“I know 6-year-olds who have Hamilton memorized.  I know 10-year-olds who can explain what the Federalist Papers are in minute detail.  So why not make a booklist for the #Hamilkids as well?”

Clothes and Books and Ways To Go Wrong

“Clothes aren’t just something one puts on a character to stop her from being naked. Done right, clothes are everything — a way of describing class, affluence, taste, self-presentation, mental health, body image. Clothes matter. Besides all that, clothes are fun.”

The Wonderful, Terrible Power of Food in Roald Dahl

“Dahl’s feasts are his imaginative aristeias. At the same time, Dahl’s most whimsical confections are always paired with torments for those who can’t resist them.”

Mary Bennet Sequels? Jane Austen’s Minor Characters Are Neglected for a Reason

“Another Pride and Prejudice sequel is set to rescue to untold story of the unmarried Bennet sisters. Such rewrites are popular – but minor characters play an important role…”


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