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Friday Links

24 terrible books for women.

Take a ride on the world’s largest floating bookstore. (Question: do you have to pay tax in international waters?)

The 10 most-mentioned songs in books.

English is Not Easy: a beautiful and quirky illustrated guide to the English language.

10 words you literally didn’t know you were getting wrong.

Underwear is definitely pants, and other lies writers tell themselves.

11 douchebag writers in movies.

1. Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. Margaret Atwood’s 10 rules of writing.

[He] writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically. John Updike on Nabokov, and 14 more examples of writers praising other writers.

Oh Meg, darling it’s all over Beth is with Father now Jo, Father still isn’t dead really? I saw him not four hours ago could have sworn he died at sea or somewhere Texts from Little Women.

Books based on pre-made covers.

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Alpha Reader

ANZ LitLovers

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The Conversation

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Diva Booknerd

Inside a Dog

Kids’ Book Review

Killings

Literary Minded

Meanjin Blog

Reading Tree

ReadPlus

Scribe News

Speculating on SpecFic

The Wheeler Centre

Whispering Gums

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