Literary Linking: December 4 – 8

This week’s link topics include: the NPR book concierge, baking like Emily Dickinson, full-cast audiobooks, and more!

The best bookish links the week of December 4 – 8:

Meet Max, the Cat Who Lost the Library but Won the Internet
This article is from last week, but it’s so adorable, I just had to include it in this week’s links. I hope Max can get trained as an official therapy kitty!

NPR’s Book Concierge
Even though I have a bajillion books in my TBR list already, I alway look forward to the NPR Book Concierge. The filtering function is so much fun. Now I know that if I want a book that is an “eye-opening read” about “funny stuff,” then I should pick up Sin Bravely: A Memoir of Spiritual Disobedience, by Maggie Rowe.

32 Short Books To Help You Win Your Reading Challenge
I am woefully behind on my Goodreads reading challenge, so this list is very much appreciated. First up for me will be Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer. The movie comes out next year, plus I have a penchant for dystopia… it should be perfect!

Now You Too Can Bake Like Emily Dickinson This Holiday Season
I love Emily Dickinson from the bottom of my heart. I will definitely be baking her coconut cake as soon as I’m back on my feet and in the kitchen.

A Year in Reading: Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven is one of my favorite books of all time, so I want to read anything and everything about the book’s author, Emily St. John Mandel.

The 10 Best Full-Cast Audiobooks To Fuel Your Holiday Road Trips
A great narrator for a whole book is a wonderful thing, but a full-cast recording takes the audiobook experience to the next level. I wholeheartedly agree with The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman as a fantastic full-cast recording. I can’t wait to try some of the others.

12 Tips From a Rare Books Expert on How To Keep Your Books Looking Great
Great advice here! Actually, this is pretty much the spiel I give my early childhood students. Use a bookmark…DUH!

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