Literary Linking: September 25 – 29

This week’s article topics include: epic libraries, a book-themed show on People TV, and more!

The best bookish links the week of September 25 – 29:


The National Book Foundation’s 2017 5 Under 35 Honorees
Reading lists like this make me feel a little down on myself — what do I have to show for my 34 years here on this earth??? — but I love reading fresh voices, so I’ll put my feelings of inadequacy aside.

How a Piece of Popcorn Inspired a Hit Children’s Book
The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is such a fantastic book and learning the inspiration behind it makes it even better.

14 Epic Libraries around the World
Get ready to  make some additions to your travel bucket list. National Geographic has rounded up photos of 14 unique and gorgeous libraries. At the top of my list are the Oxford Bodleian Library in the U.K.  and Soneva Kiri children’s library in Thailand (it has suspended reading rooms!).

6 Classic Books Retold through Their Iconic Melas
I think I have to go for Jay Gatsby’s party food over Holden Caufield’s Swiss cheese sandwich…

People TV Has a Show about Books!
And I thought People only covered shallow stuff like the Kardashians! The show is about 25 minutes and covers recent bookish news, gives recommendations on new releases, interviews famous authors, and more. I can’t seem to find how often they’ll post the show, but I’ll be tuning in for sure.

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