Literary Linking: October 29 – November 2

This week’s link topics include: commentary on America’s reading tastes, a message from Levar Burton, beautiful picture books from 2018, and more!

My favorite bookish links the week of October 29 – November 2:

What’s the Best American Novel? A PBS Vote Is a Revealing Look at Our (Limited) Taste
The writer is a little harsh with his assessment of today’s readers (or non-readers, more like it), but effectively defends his recommendation to read more broadly.

A Store Had To Move Thousands of Books. So a Human Chain Was Formed.
Here’s your feel-good story for the week!

Levar Burton Has a Message for Non-Readers Like Donald Trump
And his message packs a spicy punch! Levar Burton was awesome on Reading Reading and he’s awesome now.

The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books
My personal fave is Dreamers, by Yuyi Morales, but there are a bunch I haven’t read yet. Off to the library!

25 Words You Didn’t Know Were in the Dictionary
Most of these are quite amusing, although I don’t think I really needed to learn the meaning the word “feague”…

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