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Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts #11

November 26, 2014 | 2 comments


 

1. This week is Book Week Scotland 2014! It is a week-long celebration of books and reading, organized by the Scottish Book Trust, that takes place every November. It’s no secret that I love (love!) British literature, and I’m a big fan of Book Week Scotland and the work done by the Scottish Book Trust. Why don’t you join in and vote for your favourite character from a Scottish book, make a reading pledge, or send a love letter to a library?

2. Next Thursday, NBC airs Peter Pan Live starring Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, and Christian Borle. I’m way too excited about this.

3. I’m currently obsessed with The Folio Society. I want (need!) all the books they have. The entire collection. It’s just so beautiful, and who can really resist beautiful books?

foliosociety

4. Goodreads did a survey about the reading habits of men vs women. They compared the statistics for 40 thousand of the most active members. One of the things they looked at was if readers stick to their own gender. They found that although women read both female and male authors, of books published in 2014, women read more books by female authors. I’m not sure how representative their study really is, but it is still interesting. (I definitely generally read more books by female authors: 65% of the books I’ve read this year are by female authors.)

5. I found this article (in Swedish) about which words are accepted as additions into the Swedish language very interesting (and the author Sara Lövestam has a way with words).

6. I did the mistake of reading this right after I came back from an afternoon visit to Starbucks. I’m not sure I can ever go to Starbucks again. (Granted, I don’t go that often but still…)

7. Somehow I had missed the release of a third book in the Land of Stories series: A Grimm World. I have a soft spot for when authors successfully reimagine traditional fairy tales and characters from there. This one goes on my Christmas wishlist.

agrimmworld

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