Literary Linking: January 2 – 6

This week’s articles include yoga for book lovers, a preview of the best books to read in 2017, NYPL’s most popular checkouts last year, and more !

My favorite bookish links from the week of January 2 – 6:

Yoga for Book Lovers
Hot yoga is so over…this is the year of book yoga! Here are some poses that will combine the physical fitness of yoga with mental stimulation of reading. (Consult a yogi, librarian, or personal trainer before attempting.)

The Millions Most Anticipated: The Great 2017 Book Preview
“Although 2016 has gotten a bad rap, there were, at the very least, a lot of excellent books published. But this year! Books from George Saunders, Roxane Gay, Hari Kunzru, J.M. Coetzee, Rachel Cusk, Jesmyn Ward?  A lost manuscript by Claude McKay? A novel by Elif Batuman? Short stories by Penelope Lively? A memoir by Yiyun Li?  Books from no fewer than four Millions staffers? It’s a feast. We hope the following list of 80-something upcoming books peps you up for the (first half of the) new year.”

My Favorite Word By Nikki Grimes
“At a recent school visit, a student posed a wonderful question during Q & A.  “What is your favorite word?” he asked me.  Caught off guard, I said the first thing that popped into my head.  ‘Dream,’ I told him, ‘because it opens up endless possibilities.’  It wasn’t a bad answer, but it wasn’t the only one I could have come up with.  If I’d considered it a little longer, I might have said, ‘Hope.’”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lied To You As a Child
“Think of the best scene from your favorite children’s book. Easy, right? The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges from his cocoon, now a beautiful butterfly that takes up two whole pages…There’s a reason this particular page stuck in your mind. Maybe it surprised you, or taught you a lesson, or made you laugh. But have you ever wondered if it’s accurate?”

NYPL’s Most Popular Checkouts of2016
“Over 25 million items are circulated through our network of libraries each year, and among those items there are both expected front-runners and a few interesting surprises every year. For your perusal, we’ve compiled lists of the top books checked out systemwide and in The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island in 2016.”

To Save Books, Librarians Create Fake Reader To Check Out Titles
“Chuck Finley appears to be a voracious reader, having checked out 2,361 books at the East Lake County Library in a nine-month period this year. But Finley didn’t read a single one of the books, ranging from ‘Cannery Row’ by John Steinbeck to a kids book called ‘Why Do My Ears Pop?’ by Ann Fullick. That’s because Finley isn’t real.”

One response to “Literary Linking: January 2 – 6”

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    Very good website – bookmarked

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