Link-N-Blogs: Nov 4, 2013

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”–Mark Twain

  1. New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2013: Check out this slideshow with sample artwork from some of the best children’s books from this year.
  2. China Has Established Their First Literary University: China takes another step forward and now has an online literary university. The university plans to provide free training to ten thousand people a year.
  3. Murder Has Always Been a Part of Children’s Books: An author from Ohio State University points out how the Hunger Games aren’t the only children’s books to have violence. He provides examples such as Harry Potter, Snow White, and Tarzan.
  4. Must Watch Mafia Movies: Literature often mirrors society. What we read in books and watch on TV tends to relate to our lives. Everyone has a fascination with Mafia movies, and they usually get some of the highest ratings of movies. This list won’t disappoint!
  5. New Novel By Ian McEwan Is Not Your Usual Thriller: Ian McEwan, a British writer who has won about every major British literary award, has written a new book called Sweet Tooth. Make sure to check out this new spy novel that will keep you on your toes throughout the book.

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”–Thomas Jefferson