A Week in the Books: Links I Loved the Week of 11/9/18

Links include science and satire, a Little Women adaptation, books no one alive will read, amazing Christmas book art, and a slave family’s story preserved.

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It’s always a big deal when we finish a Harry Potter book around my house, because they take so long to read aloud. This weekend, my daughter and I will be finishing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix–which means some exciting reading and a much-anticipated movie night.

I love it when I have a bookish weekend to look forward to! Here are some links to kick off yours:

Links I Loved

Using Satire to Communicate Science – Undark
This is an interesting look at the use of satire in science and news, the positives and negatives of using satire as a persuasive communication technique. It strikes me that I haven’t read many satirical books; if anyone can point me to some recommendations, I’d love to check them out.

Over a decade’s worth of research shows that while satire does carry some risks, it can be an effective tool for communication. Satire can capture people’s attention and make complex topics accessible to a wider audience. In some circumstances, it can even sway beliefs. If scientists want to communicate with the public about a serious subject, they might try a joke.

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women: Your First Look at the March Sisters in Action – Vanity Fair
Another day, another Little Women adaptation, this one with some pretty recognizable names.

This Library Has New Books by Major Authors, but They Can’t Be Read Until 2114 – New York Times
It will be interesting to see which other authors contribute to this project. It may be painful for some readers, knowing there is a book by their favorite that they can’t read!

This library’s holiday book display may convince you it’s not too early for Christmas – Lonely Planet
I love a Christmas tree made out of books as much as anyone, but they really can’t compare to this.

A slave mother’s love in 56 carefully stitched words – KUOW
This is both a heartbreaking and amazing story of a family broken by slavery that managed to pass down both a treasured item and story from that pivotal moment when they were ripped apart.


On the Blog

Nonfiction November 2018 Reading List 

Nonfiction/Fiction Topic Tour: Auschwitz, Mengele, and the Warsaw Zoo

Last year: A Little House Fiction/Nonfiction Pairing


A Week in the Books: Links I Loved the Week of 11/9/18



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