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Next Stop Procrastination #7

A photograph of the Lucas Film research library

This photograph was taken by Dom Sagolla.

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve considered doing a 7th links post for a while now, but felt uninspired. I went from thinking 5 links was just right to 5 links wasn’t enough, and I also felt I was trying too hard to get these lists up too soon after each other. So I’m stepping back and changing things. For the foreseeable future I’m not going to worry too much about the number of links I have to share or the copy I write for them. I’m not going to worry about whether or not I’ve already shared them on Twitter – one tweet rarely reaches everyone. I’m going to focus on books. And I’m setting a sort of standard, only posting the best of the links I find: I won’t be posting these lists so frequently. So here we go:

A female travel writer looks at differences in travel writing and suggests people look at culture rather than only at themselves.

400 years later, archaeologists have found evidence of the Roanoke colony/a later settlement.

A writer details her time in Asia and the way you remember books by where you were when you read them.

The changes writers are making due to the arrival of ebooks.

Cool if not particularly comfortable-sounding (and perhaps frustrating?) Tokyo hotel lets you sleep in a bookstore.

This is the LucasFilm research library and boy is it worth a look.

The evolution of book covers.

In which the ‘right’ books are those that teach us empathy.

On re-reading and forgetting.

In which Nabokov stars in another article on re-reading.

Which is the best Austen adaptation? This writer votes for Clueless and has some excellent reasons why.

An amazing Tokyo book store; Japan is still loving print.

A great piece on re-reading Chopin.

Shaina’s post about the way ebooks for libraries doesn’t mean equal access.

What interesting articles have you read recently?



August 21, 2015, 6:50 pm

So honored that my post made the cut this time around! :) Thank you so much for sharing.

I also wrote a piece about the findings about fiction readers potentially being better at empathizing. One of the co-authors of the paper came to speak about it at the university I work for. It was so fun having my psychology and book nerd-worlds collide for an hour!

Happy weekend.

Tracy Terry

August 22, 2015, 1:38 pm

Thank you for the links to these articles, I’m away to read them now.

Jenny @ Reading the End

August 22, 2015, 2:21 pm

Of course Clueless is the best Austen adaptation! I could not agree with that more, and I say that to people all the time. It captures everything that’s good and bad about Emma Woodhouse, whereas I feel that most Jane Austen adaptations substantially miss on capturing the characters. And the way it recreates the unequal relationship between Harriet and Emma, but in modern American high school, is perfect. THAT MOVIE.


August 23, 2015, 8:27 pm

I think Clueless is the best too, unless we are talking adaptations set in the time, then I vote the 90s BBC adaptations all the way.



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