Friday Links & Give-Away: Puppy Tummies, Bold Italic, Literary Jukebox and More

by Erynn

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, as Rihanna would say. Hope you have yourself a good one!

Fun book links from around the web this week:

Daily Candy picked 101 books they’d read again and again if they were stuck on a desert island. And they posted this adorable picture too.

The Bold Italic explored some of San Francisco’s best independent bookstores and captured some lovely images and profiles.

I just discovering this Brain Pickings side project and I love it. The site provides a daily quote from a book and matches it thematically with a song. Click on photos for link to listen.

This new website is also very cool.

Small Demons takes a book and collects and catalogs the millions of references to real-world and fictional things that are in it, including music, movies, people, and objects. So for example, if you click on Infinite Jest, you’ll find a list of other books that mention Infinite Jest, a map of places mentioned in the book, and a ton of other stuff. I could probably spend hours on this site, or just a few minutes and feel incredibly overwhelmed!

For this week’s give-away, I have a copy of RADIOACTIVE Marie Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout

This unique book (which was a National Book Award Finalist!) is a visual journey of Marie Curie’s life, told through stunning artwork and collages.  Here are some sample spreads:

For a chance to win, please comment below with what you’re reading or just say hi. Winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday, August 22nd.

** Thanks to last week’s winner, Vickie, who’s reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry!

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4 thoughts on “Friday Links & Give-Away: Puppy Tummies, Bold Italic, Literary Jukebox and More

  1. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend! I just finished Autobiography of a Yogi (which I highly recommend to all the seekers out there) and am excited to start something a bit lighter. I’m reading the Elegance of the Hedgehog and Dave Egger’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, which my thoughtful friend Angie just gifted me!

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