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Friday links

Shakespeare’s hokey pokey.

961. The highest compliment I can receive is someone reading a book after I recommend it. Bookfessions: confessions of a booklover.

Definitely worth it when you have a spare twenty minutes: Epilogue, a beautiful video on the future of print.

Some officials tend to look the other way when toilet paper is crafted into chess pieces (using an age-old prison paper mâchè recipe of toilet paper and water: wetted, molded, dried and wetted again). But where a rook and a knight have an innocuous purpose, the same manipulation of toilet paper can be used to make a deadly knife, called a ‘shank’, which, it is said, can disappear with a flush. What paper means in prison.

Photos of celebrities reading books about other celebrities, plus a picture of Hitchcock eating a book (?).

I refuse to believe that JD Salinger was the entertainment director on a Swedish cruise ship.


Alpha Reader

ANZ LitLovers

Bite the Book

The Conversation

Culture Mulcher

Diva Booknerd

Inside a Dog

Kids’ Book Review


Literary Minded

Meanjin Blog

Reading Tree


Scribe News

Speculating on SpecFic

The Wheeler Centre

Whispering Gums