Booklicious: Friday Bookmarks

March 28, 2014


*A billion husbands are about to to be replaced.

*Going on a date with someone new? Be sure to ask them about their favorite book — it can be pretty enlightening. [via the Date Report]

*Lauren Graham fans, here's some exciting news: the actress and now author is already working on the sequel to her book, Someday, Someday, Maybe. [via Reddit]

*Turns out Jane Austen is even more awesome than we thought — when she was 15, she wrote a satirical work called The History of England, which thumbs its nose at the children's schoolbooks of the day. [via Open Culture]

*As a Scot, I love this: a new app called Bookspotting tell you when you're near the location of a scene from Scottish literature. The free app pulls from approximately 3,500 books, and users can search by character, setting, place, theme, and location for recommendations. [via the BBC]

*Why do people have such a fascination with ghost stories? In a semi-secret late-night event at TED 2014, Neil Gaiman presented his theory. [recording via Brain Pickings]

*In I-wish-I-were-a-rich-person news, a letter by Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell went under the hammer yesterday. In it, she discusses the casting rumors swirling around the film adaption of her book. [via GalleyCat]

*Did you know Harriet the Spy is 50 years old?? To celebrate, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass., is hosting an exhibition that features original art from the book. [via GalleyCat]

*Hey, YA readers — Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, and Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments, have something they want to tell you. [via the Guardian]


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