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Happy weekend! I’m feeling the crunch of the busy holiday season already, so I’ll just jump right in and kick off the weekend with this week’s links:
Margaret Atwood to Pen a Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale – BookRiot
This is big news! I just finished a reread of The Handmaid’s Tale (and I haven’t yet watched the Hulu series), so I will be ready for this sequel.
The Concept Creep of ‘Emotional Labor’ – The Atlantic
This is an interesting discussion on the idea of “emotional labor” with the person who first coined the term in the 80s. While I used the term in my post on Digging Out from the Invisible Mental Load, it’s the terms “mental load” or “mental labor” that most resonate with me–though her distinctions on when these become “emotional labor” are worth considering.
Nancy Drew Author Carolyn Keene Never Existed – Inquisitr
Not a surprise, really, but I do recall myself as a child dreaming of the lives of people like Carolyn Keene, Ann M. Martin, and Francine Pascal just churning out books, day in and day out. At least the last two were real, even if they did have ghost writers for most of their series.
Here are the Biggest Fiction Bestsellers of the Last 100 Years – LitHub
It’s fun to peruse this list and see what books sold vs. what books we’re still talking about. A few observations from the last couple decades: John Grisham is always a shoo-in for bestsellers. Same with Nicholas Sparks. And while bestseller lists never seem to reflect the best the book world has to offer, 2012 was particularly tragic.
Creative Bookends By Japanese Artist That You Have To See From Up Close To Really Appreciate – Bored Panda
I have a (casual) love of intricate dollhouses and miniatures, so I would love bookends like these.
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