Literary Linking: February 27 – March 3

This week’s articles cover topics including: new and angry words in the Oxford English Dictionary, a Jane Austen heirloom, creating a rainbow bookshelf, and more!

My favorite literary links from the week of February 27- March 3:

Inheriting a National Treasure: Aunt Jane Austen’s Ring
Can’t really comprehend how this woman forgot that she was in possession of JANE AUSTEN’s ring! Priorities, people! Priorities!

Oxford Dictionaries Add ‘Clicktivism’ and ‘Haterade’ as New Words for Angry Times
Can’t say I have ever used either “clicktivism” or “haterade” but definitely have used one of the other words added: “craptacular”…

The Rainbow Bookshelf Of Your Dreams Is Easier To DIY Than You Think
My shelves are currently in alphabetical order by author’s last name for fiction and in Dewey categories for non-fiction. Maybe it’s time for a change?

You May Want to Marry My Husband
A heart-wrenching piece by author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. I love all her children’s books – she will be sorely missed when she’s gone.

Beloved Children’s Author Speaks Out about Her Detainment at U.S. Airport
Poor Mem Fox! I wish I could sic the Gruffalo on the immigration officers!

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