Saturday Morning LitLinks

 

Boys and girls, do not try this at home. Hunter S. Thompson’s liver and kidneys were professionals. (Buzzfeed)

Written Welsh: a failing art form? (Stanford University)

Indie bookstores report better times for the cash register in 2012. (The Christian Science Monitor)

Here are the books January Magazine liked best last year. (January Magazine)

40 isn’t over-the-hill for debut authors. Here’s a list with books you’re sure to recognize, compiled by (Randy Susan Meyers)

Here are the contenders for the 2013 Blue Peter book award. (The Guardian)

Prognosis? The health of performance poetry is pretty damned spry. (The Telegraph)

WalMart and BookScan join forces and may cause a tidal shift in book sales reporting. (Publishers Weekly)

“On this day in 1876 Jack London was born, and on this day in 1893, London’s seventeenth birthday, he signed on for an eight-month stint as deck-hand aboard the “Sophie Sutherland,” a San Francisco sealer heading for the China Seas. The sealing voyage gave London his first published story, and eventually his second best-seller — The Sea Wolf, 1904 — but it is the seventeen years, taken all in all, which stamped him….” (Today in Literature)

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