Literary Linking: August 7 – 11

This week’s article topics include: fun bookish vocab, the merits or romance novels, types of bookstore customers, and more!

The best bookish links the week of August 7 – 11 :

Recommending the Best of Stephen King
If you saw The Dark Tower and found it subpar, clear your Stephen King palate with these recommendations from NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour.

23 Words Every Book Lover Should Integrate Into Their Daily Vocabulary
I’m always looking for new and creative bookish vocabulary and this list has a bunch of winners. I especially like “bibliobibuli” which is a noun meaning “people who read too much.”

Stop Dissing Romance Novels Already
As a stereotypical English major, I always poo-pooed romance novels as silly and lowbrow. Then I actually read one and thought the writing was intelligent and empowering. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it!

Types of People in Bookstore
An amusing list of all the kinds of people you’ll find in a bookstore. I hope/assume most of you readers are Ultimate Bookworms 🙂

If You Were a Teen in the ‘80s or ‘90s, You’ll Love These Books
Based on my love of Nirvana and mixtapes, I’m going to have to read Girls on Fire, by Robin Wasserman and Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs, by Dave Holmes.

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