Literary Linking: January 29 – February 2

This week’s link topics include: Kwame Alexander’s new imprint, VERY expensive typos, words of wisdom from Ursula K. Le Guin, and more!

The best bookish links the week of January 29 – February 2:

Why Today’s A-List Actresses Are Obsessed with Judy Blume
From Lena Dunham to Mindy Kaling, mega-famous actresses love Judy Blume. And how could they not? She’s amazing!

Ten Things I Learned from Ursula K. Le Guin
Author Karen Joy Fowler was lucky enough to become friends with the recently late Ursula K. Le Guin, and this is a lovely compilation of Le Guin’s words of wisdom for writers. My favorite is: “Add as many dragons as you like.”

10 of the Most Expensive Typos in History
This article will definitely teach you to proofread your work!

New Prize Launches To Honour Thrillers without Violence Against Women
I can’t think of the last thriller I read that didn’t include violence against the female protagonist. It’ll be refreshing to dive into one free of all of that.

Kwame Alexander Will Start His New Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It?
Kwame Alexander is a phenomenal writer and speaker. I can only imagine that he’ll do nothing but amazing things for publishing industry with his imprint.

2 responses to “Literary Linking: January 29 – February 2”

  1. Angela Avatar

    I don’t read thrillers, so I wasn’t aware that they were filled with violence against women, but I think it’s wonderful that there will now be books available that don’t contain that!

    1. Kristen Avatar

      I’m optimistic that they’ll be really good. Sometimes authors are more creative when they have restrictions put on them!

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