Link Love Friday: Double Edition

Every week, I curate a list of the best links and articles to make you think and keep you informed. Because last week's was missed in the celebrations of my birthday, this week's Link Love list is twice as long as usual. 


  • 10 Kick-Ass Secret Passage Bookshelves (Book Riot): Because I have always dreamed of having one... and I assume you have, too. 
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s 10 Rules for Reading (Book Riot): I really enjoyed reading this list of TR's rules. I especially appreciate how he throws out the common belief that certain books must be read by all and that we should pity those who have different taste. The reference to Poe was also enjoyed. 

  • How to Read an Entire Book in a Single Day (Life Hacker): I think I already knew all of this, but it's a nice reminder that yes, you can get through it even if you waited until the last minute. (Not that I ever do that... just in case my profs are reading.)

  • Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories (The Atlantic): Although I am working on my PhD in 20th Century American Literature, I far prefer British literature. There is something about the magical quality of British writing that appeals to me, particularly in their children's lit. I would gladly take Curdie and his goblins over Doctor Seuss. In this article, the author explains why it is that the British writers are so much more in-tune with Children's stories. 

  • I Have Aspergers and This Book Changed My Life (Book Riot): I haven't read this book, but after reading this article, I think I should. What books have helped you understand social norms better?

  • The Best Feminist Books For Younger Readers (Book Riot)

  • How to Turn from a Book Hoarder into a Book Collector (Book Riot): This is something I have been reflecting on, particularly now that most of my library is in storage. 



  • 15 Mother-In-Law Behaviors That Deserve a Punch in the Face (Scary Mommy): Although I myself am not in possession of a mother in law, I can only imagine how damaging these might be for a young marriage. My mother had a difficult mother in law and some of my friends have similar stories. Good lord, people, let your adult children be adults. 



  • All My Favorite Theologians Are Dying (Sojourners): Although some might baulk at the idea of calling Alan Rickman a theologian, I think this is a poignant article that reminds us how we have found God in so much of Rickman's work.