Literary Linking: August 22 – 26

Laptop Yellow TableMy favorite bookish links from the week of August 22 – 26:

New Study Shows Reading Harry Potter Lowers Americans’ Opinions of Donald Trump

“Because Trump’s political views are widely viewed as opposed to the values espoused in the Harry Potter series,” Mutz writes in the study, “exposure to the Potter series may play an influential role in influencing how Americans respond to Donald Trump.”

Stuck in a Book

“Here’s a new literary comic by cartoonist Grant Snider. It explores the process of getting lost in a book that all bookworms are familiar with.”

#CamerasandDancers Visits the Library for the Performing Arts

“A large group of photographers and dancers recently descended upon The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts early one morning for a one-of-a-kind photography event: #CamerasAndDancers. Dancers from the Parsons Dance Company and the Paul Taylor Dance Company joined Jacob Jonas the Company, social influencer and photograper Dave Krugman, and a group of photographers and Instagrammers to put their own unique spin on the spaces in and around LPA.”

How To Get a Regency Beach Body

“It’s summertime and that means feeling like you have to conform to other people’s standards of beauty as you’re bombarded with blogs telling you how wrong your life is. So here’s another one to add to the bonfire of bad writing. I’m here to tell you how you, yes you with the Colin Firth obsession, can have the beach body Lizzie Bennet and her ilk strived for.”


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