Literary Linking: November 14 – 18

laptop-with-tulips-iphone-and-coffeeThere were so many fun literary articles this week! From Stephen King penning a picture book to the worst sex writing of the year to the best books to read in a pub, you’re in for some great reads. Enjoy!

My favorite bookish links from the week of November 14 – 18:

These Wine Bottles Wrapped With Books Are All You Need To Make Your Evening Perfect
“Books and wine: name a more iconic duo. I’ll wait. It’s pretty much established by now that wine and literature is the greatest pairing of all time, and Italian company Librottiglia (a merging of the Italian words for “book” and “bottle”) have decided to take this literally — by wrapping short stories around their mini-bottles of wine.”

Stephen King, Picture Book Author
“To mark the upcoming film premiere of The Dark Tower, Stephen King has written children’s book, Charlie the Choo-Choo: From the World of The Dark TowerCharlie the Choo-Choo is a fictional book mentioned in The Waste Lands, book three of the Dark Tower series.”

The Term ‘Graphic Novel’ Has Had A Good Run. We Don’t Need It Anymore
“Just call them comics. And by doing so, you’ll be joining the ranks of creators like Neil Gaiman, who have always been amused by the pernicious desire on the part of book marketers and awards panels to dress comics up in pretentious language.”

The Nominees for the Worst Sex Writing of the Year Are Here to Make You Cringe
“In the past year, the Earth has traveled around the sun, the moon has waxed and waned, the tree leaves have sprouted and fallen again, and more terrible sex writing has been produced. The Literary Review has taken it upon themselves to pore over said terrible sex writing in literary fiction and declare a winner every year since 1993 for the magazine’s annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award.”

What Is the Best Book To Read in a Pub?
“Reading in pubs is different to reading at home or on public transport. The pub is warm. There is beer. Pubs are spaces that allow your mind to drift, particularly on a mellow afternoon where a gentle thrum of conversation can serve as a soothing mantra to settle you into your book…”

How The World Reads
“Did you know that people in India read an average of 10.4 hours a week? Or that regular readers are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s Syndrome? This handy infographic from FeelGood puts a bunch of different interesting facts together in one infographic.”

7 Tips for Raising Kids Who Love To Read
“Some kids fall in love with reading on their own. Some kids need a little push. As a devoted reader myself, it’s just important to me that my kids end up loving to read.”

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