Literary Linking: March 27 – 31

This week’s article topics include: the audiobook boom, a Mo Willems interview, playlists for books and more!

My favorite bookish links from the week of March 27 – 31:

Ferdinand Gets a Trailer
Beloved storybook bull, Ferdinand, is getting his own movie! I always have reservations when a picture book is turned into a feature-length film, but I love flower-sniffing Ferdinand so much, I’ll see it no matter what.

America’s Unhealthy Obsession with Productivity Is Driving Its Biggest New Reading Trend
With a commute that is between 2.5 – 3 hours long each day, audiobooks are a godsend for me. I like to the idea that I can fill “dead time” by listening to a story, but I don’t think I’ll ever go as far as one of the guys interviewed in this article. He listens to his books at 3X speed! No thank you.

Mo Willems Interview on the New Yorker Radio Hour
Mo Willems is an absolute delight. In this interview, he discusses his new title, Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide To New Arrivals. I can’t wait to get my hands on it when it come out in May.

“And Then the Murders Began” Is the Best Way To Start a Book
Add “and then the murders began” after the first line of a book, and you’re in for some giggles.

Playlist for a Classic Novel: To the Lighthouse
I love the idea of creating playlists for books! And this one has some great tunes. I might have to “borrow” this idea…

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