I have so many bookish links from around the web that I’d love to share with you, that I’ve decided to make this a new recurring feature. Along with random news that’s caught my eye recently, I’ll also be putting my list of favorite posts from other bloggers here, rather than in my monthly round-up post. Please let me know if you find this a helpful format!
- A fun survey of cover designs through the years for Mary Stewart’s Madam, Will You Talk?
- Twelve different scholars created an online annotated version of Alice in Wonderland, one chapter each.
- Why are the bestselling authors of hiking memoirs not real thru-hikers? A fascinating analysis of the phenomenon from The New Yorker.
- If you can’t make it to Washington DC, here’s your chance to take a look inside the Folger Shakespeare Library.
- United Slang of America: Each state gets a word of its own.
- Sherlock Holmes infographics bring to light some surprising statistics.
- Back to school: Eight great novels about campus life.
- The Herdwick Shepherd (author of The Shepherd’s Life) picks his favorite Penguins.
- Visit some fabulous literary castles and country houses. (What does it say about me that I’ve read almost all of these?)
Favorite Posts from Other Bloggers
- More fantastic fictional schools from Girl with Her Head in a Book.
- A really thoughtful post about what we’re doing when we blog about books, at Babbling Books.
- Another exceptional post about reading and writing, My Experience Is Not Your Experience, at Tales from the Reading Room.
- We get the benefit of Biking Through Switzerland without having to actually hit the road, at Books and Vines.
- More armchair traveling: Summer travels in Britain from Things Mean a Lot. (And here are Part Two (Edinburgh) and Part Three (London, Salisbury and Bristol).
- At Mirabile Dictu, I discover someone else blogging about Blackstock College from Tam Lin!
- From Nose Graze, detailed advice on building your email list.
- A helpful tutorial for TweetDeck from River City Reading.
- At These Paper Hearts, a pithy post on engaging more readers with your book reviews.
Image of the Month
Source: Library of Congress, found here.
Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer