Thursday, March 27, 2014

Literary Link Love: March 2014

This month has been a great one for links!

Did you see that Harry Potter is getting a new look?  Artist Jim Kay is putting his spin on the magical world that so many of us love.

Speaking of Harry Potter, he is hitting the stage!  It's a bit of old news, but still worth the share.

While I am on the Harry Potter bandwagon, how about you take a look to see what your favorite character in the stories says about you.  My favorite is very likely Ron Weasley with Hermoine Granger not far behind.

And speaking of Hermoine Granger, someone thinks that she should not have gotten married at all.  I'm not sure I agree with this, but I do believe her to be one of the strongest female characters out there!

Okay, enough on Harry Potter!  Let's move on to other things . . .

I never leave home without a book is just one of the stereotypes about book lovers that fits me!  It is far from being the only one.

I also can relate very much to these problems that only book lovers understand.  You really didn't want me to list pages of my favorites books?  You were only looking for one?!?

I love these bookish murals from around the world.

I always love hearing the story behind how bookstores got their name.  Here's a list of 11 for you!

It's been so nice to get back into listening to audiobooks over the last year.  I particularly like to listen while I am on a walk or cleaning the house, but here's a great list for you in case you were looking for more ideas of when to sneak in more audio listening.

Interested in some random facts about famous literature?  This one is for you then!  I was particularly fond of the one about Roald Dahl because ... well, it involved chocolate, need I say more?!?

Blake Shelton and Adam Levine were not the first public bromance.  Here's a great list of unforgettable bromances in literature.

Are you a little stressed and need to get your mind off of things for a while?  Try this FREE coloring book.  Oh, and the kids in your life may enjoy it too!

If you are a book lover who also loves Legos, you have got to check this out!!  My favorite is probably The Hunger Games.

Have you ever wondered how a graphic novel is made?  Author Kevin Cannon gives us a sneak peek over at The Book Snob.  This is so cool!!

Are you a speed reader?  Do you read faster than the average person?  Here's a little test to give you an idea.  I scored higher than I thought I would at 374 words/minute and 50% faster than the national average.

Book Bloggers International has been hosting March Match-Ups.  Did you see that Ashley took to the battlefield with Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones?  How about that I compared The Hunger Games with Divergent?  I won't share the winners.  You have to click on over to find out!

For the blogging crowd, Tanya shared some great blogging tasks you can do while waiting in line.

And, last but not least, I leave you with this fun little image.  I have no idea who to credit for this, but thank you to whoever shared it with the world!

Wow!  That's a lot of links this month.  I think I might need to cut back on the sharing just a little bit.  This might be a bit oversharing!  I will shoot for less next month.

Which of these links were your favorites?  Did I miss something valuable out there that I need to include this next month?


  1. Oh dear. I only read 184 words a minute. I knew I was slow, but wow. I am slow. At least it gets the job done though! lol

    I LOVE that picture!

    1. Heather ... Nothing wrong with that. You savor the words!! :)

  2. OOHH, a coloring book! I totally sent that to myself. And I scored 377 on the reading speed test. Surprised me since I definitely consider myself a slower reader.

    1. Andi ... Will you or your son be coloring in it?!? I really consider myself to be a slow reader too. As I told Heather, we savor our words!! :)

  3. I love the iceberg picture! So true!

  4. Okay can I add a Harry Potter one??? The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is also getting an update - coming this summer!!!

    1. Rebecca @ Love at First Book ... Yes please!! Do you have a good link for that? I will add it to my Evernote collection to link up to this month!

  5. On reader problems: One of my friends has a 10-year-old daughter who's a huge reader. Some woman recently asked her, in a rather condescending manner, if she has a favorite author. The girl didn't miss a beat and replied, "I have a favorite genre." That stopped the woman in her tracks!

  6. Lots of Harry Potter love! This makes me happy!

    1. Melody Simpson ... Harry Potter = Happiness!! :)


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