Literary Linking: October 23 – 27

This week’s link topics include: a case for reading Ulysses, Christmas dinner at Hogwarts and more!

The best bookish links the week of October 23 – 27:

Harry Potter Fans Can Eat Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts
Maybe if you ask for a trip to England for Christmas this year, you can make your travel plans for next December’s Christmas dinner.

Pablo Neruda Didn’t Die of Cancer, Experts Say. So What Killed the Poet?
It all sounds mighty fishy…

Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Babysitter from The Babysitters Club
My students love The Babysitters Club (both the graphic novels and the original series), but I’ll hold off on giving them these recommendations until they’re a tad older.

25 Best Movie Adaptations of Classic Children’s Books
For me, it’s a toss up between The Secret Garden and Matilda – both are so good. But then there’s the Harry Potter movies and Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. I just love them all!

Why Should You Read James Joyce’s “Ulysses”?
This TEDEd animated video makes a strong case for reading Joyce’s famously difficult novel. I might actually give it a try… when I’ve retired and have the time.

2 responses to “Literary Linking: October 23 – 27”

  1. Allison @ My Novel Life Avatar

    Great links this week! I loved the Babysitter’s Club article. Mary Anne was always my favorite. I love that they came out with a graphic novel version of those books!

    1. Kristen Avatar

      I think I identify with Mary Anne the most out of all of the babysitters, though I always wanted to have Claudia’s crazy fashion sense!

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