Literary Linking: June 19 – 23

This week’s article topics include: a history of Reading Rainbow, Roald Dahl as a father, horse-riding librarians, and more! Some of these links are actually from earlier in the month, but I didn’t have a chance to share since I was taking a blogging hiatus. Enjoy!

Misprint the Legends: Famous Typos from James Joyce to J.K. Rowling
Read about the typo in a the 1631 printing of the Bible (often referred to as the Wicked Bible). It’s sinfully bad 🙂

Take a Look: An Oral History of Reading Rainbow
A fascinating article on one my absolute favorite PBS shows growing up. It makes me want to sing… Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high. Take a look, it’s in a book, a Reading Rainbow!

What If Willy Wonka Were Your Dad? Roald Dahl’s Magical Parenting with Food
Roald Dahl may not have been perfect, but he sure was good at getting his kids to eat their vegetables! Definitely listen to the Sporkful podcast episode embedded in the article – it’s wonderful.

New York Public Library Staff Picks 2017
I always enjoy a good book list, and NYPL never disappoints.

Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles
Wow, these librarians were devoted Especially the “…one librarian had to hike her 18-mile route when her mule died.” Holy cow…I mean, horse!

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