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Sunday Surfing 8/6/14

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Those of you who follow me on twitter might have noticed I’m been posting a lot of links recently. Sunday Surfing is my new feature (inspired by Chrisbookarama‘s Friday Bookish Buzz, which is one of my favourite features) where I share my favourite links from during the week, about books and blogging.

Plus a little about what’s happened on the blog this week. Lets get started.


Around the web this week

Literary Insults

Celebrities who love Judy Blume

Ebooks set to outsell print books by 2018

Book shaped benches are coming to London I don’t particularly like them myself.

George R.R Martin’s editor says there may be 8 A Song Of Ice and Fire books, but George R.R Martin says that’s unlikely

How libraries promote literacy

The ‘Hunger Games’ Salute has Been Banned in Thailand as it’s being used as a real political symbol

A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction

So much The Fault in Our Stars Merchandise


And on the blog this week…

I reviewed Persuasion

And Weeks in Naviras

The Kids Read The Teeny Weeny Tadpole



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Bookish Bits

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Newspapers yellow (Photo credit: NS Newsflash)

Over the last week(ish) I’ve shared a fair bit over twitter and facebook which I’ve found around the internet. It occurred to me that it might actually be good to share it here too.

A sort of homage to Chrisbookarama’s Friday Bookish Buzz.

PanMacmillan are running a competition to have your handwriting turned into a font. Something strangely personal yet eternal about that idea.

Netgalley is looking for a UK based Community Manager. This sounds like an awesome job for a lot of bloggers, except that you have to live in London.

The Guardian looked at the effect being Booker nominee has on sales. Life of Pi has been the most popular in the data studied.

And on a less serious note they challenged authors to write a ‘twitter novel’ using no more than 140 characters. My favourite is Ian Rankin’s kind of funny.

I tweeted my way through the first half of Philip Pullman’s Grimm Fairy Tales. Seriously I think I have something to say about every story. My favourite so far has been The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage, simply for the absurdity of the situation.

And (hot off the presses) Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Booker Prize for Bringing up the Bodies. Guess I should really move Wolf Hall up my TBR list now

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