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Bustle went a bit Hilary Crazy with all these separate bookish links on the possibly first female president. But you can’t really blame them.

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Someone rewrote Harry Potter with the idea that his aunt could have been a good person and the result makes for a much sweeter family story.

Salman Rushdie didn’t really understand that Goodreads is a public thing. His scathing reviews and opinions were up for all to see and he was asked to explain himself.

The New York Times will help you discover literary Louisana with these landmarks and tips!

The Oyster created a list with the best books of the decade. Is your favorite on there? And then have a look at this list of the best books of the decade compiled by your favorite authors themselves.

The Economist noted that flash fiction is becoming more and more popular. 

And Flavorwire is back to lists again! Take a look at 50 genre bending novels. They also listed 5 things you might not know about The Great Gatsby due to its 90 year anniversary.

A librarian compiled all of the literary references of Mad Men.

There now is a podcast that will help you slave away at Finnegans Wake. They are going through the book line by line.

Electric Literature is giving an insight in the decision process of who gets to translate foreign literature and who then gets to review the translated work, using The Buried Giant as an example.

Game of Totes is afoot! Which will be the best literary tote bag? You can vote here. Or buy ours here.

Here are some interesting tips on how YA authors can stand up to literary stereotypes.

George Perec’s lost first novel has been found and will be published. You can even already read an excerpt here!

Epic Reads made a video for all of those who read and walk at the same time. It’s definitely a skill.

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