Wednesday Morning LitLinks



Guess who gets to talk about The Big Idea at John Scalzi’s blog? Three guesses and no cheating by looking at the picture up top. (Whatever)

The American Library Association posts its 2013 longlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal. (ALA)

Jonah Lehrer makes a lot of money to tell us that he lied. (The Huffington Post)

…some think he’s managed to nail his reputation into its coffin good and tight. (Mediabistro)

Digital Book World diagrams a plan to save Barnes & Noble. (DBW)

Here are 10 really dumb (or funny, depending) quotes about reading from films. (BookRiot)

Can you believe HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE is fifteen years old? See the new cover that marks the anniversary. (USA Today)

Are bookstores considering charging a cover fee? (Mercury News)

Here’s what’s on offer at The Jerusalem Book Fair. (Publishers Weekly)

“On the evening of this day in 1945, British and U.S. air forces began the 48-hour bombing of Dresden, Germany. Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is the most famous fictional record of what resulted — a firestorm that destroyed 85% of the ‘Florence by the Elbe’ and killed upwards of 135,000 people, most of them civilians and POWs. Vonnegut and fellow-POWs hid in an underground cold storage room of the slaughterhouse where they were quartered….” (Today in Literature)


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