Tuesday Morning LitLinks

 

Author, John Scalzi, will donate money every time a certain internet troll invokes his name. (The Guardian)

Jamaica Kincaid’s SEE NOW THEN is her first novel in ten years, and it it’s not about her she insists. (The New York Times)

Israeli and Palestinian textbooks don’t exactly line up in the history parts. (The Huffington Post)

The wait is over. Bookish.com launches today. (Shelf Awareness)

Based on two books, a Virginia Tech study finds that chick-lit is tough on female readers’ self-esteem. (The Guardian)

A forthcoming book of essays from Judy Greer scores a baited-breath payday. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Scarlet fever may not have been the cause of Mary Ingalls’ blindness. (NPR)

Novels seem to be getting a bit shorter these days. (The Huffington Post)

Book club getting away from you? Here are five tips to get it back on track from (BookRiot)

“On this day in 1959, Carson McCullers hosted a small luncheon party in order that Baroness Karen Blixen-Finecke (Isak Dinesen) could meet Marilyn Monroe. Blixen was seventy-four and a grande dame of literature by this time, but still driven: though increasingly debilitated by the syphilis she had contracted in her Out of Africa years, and reduced to about eighty pounds by her anorexic diet (oysters, grapes and champagne), she would still stay up chain-smoking, taking amphetamines and telling her famous stories until there were no listeners, or she had talked herself into a trance….” (Today In Literature)

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