Literary Linking: July 3 – 8

This week’s article topics include: literary video games, ambassador-recommended books, the day jobs of famous writers, and more!

The best bookish links the week of July 3 – 7:

The Hunger Games Taught a 12-Year-Old Girl First Aid
Non-fiction books aren’t the only kind of reading that can teach you things!

What Literary Video Game Should You Play?
I’d have to go with Ever, Jane, which is described as “an immersive online RPG based on the stories of Jane Austen.” It’s unclear whether Mr. Darcy is in the game or not, so I’ll just have to play to find out.

22 Ambassadors Recommend the One Book To Read Before Visiting Their Country
The idea behind this is so smart. I always feel like I understand a country better if I’ve read about it first. Ambassadors know their countries pretty darn well, so I can only assume their recommendations must be good. I guess I’ll have to add The Tobacconist to my TBR since I’m going to Austria in August!

Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again
Margaret Atwood is such a cool lady! In this interview Junot Diaz talks to her about The Handmaid’s Tale and its success as both book and TV show. My favorite part, though, is when Atwood talks about fellow Canadian, Drake, and how awesome it would be if he were in the next season of the show 🙂

The Day Jobs of 10 Famous Writers
It’s funny to imagine famous authors doing anything besides writing, but most of them had to work a 9-5 to pay the bills before their success. These 10 writers were no exception, and for some, knowing their day job sheds light on their writing.

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