Links, August 20

LIT CRIT
How To Talk To Babies About Semiotics
Modern Classics Without The Modernism
Aldous Huxley on upwards and downwards self-transcendence
Death and the Maiden: The Cultural Representation of the Female Corpse

PLACE AND LITERATURE
Literary Style: 15 Writers’ Bedrooms
The country house and the English novel
The Landscape of British Literature
The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

MODERN PUBLISHING
Ed Champion is more than an angry blogger: What to do about the men who abuse women?
Interview Wednesday: Stacy Whitman of Tu Books, a Lee and Low Imprint
Joanne Harris on sexism in modern fiction publishing & reception
My Prestigious Literary Novel
Farrah Abraham On Slut-Shaming, Helen Keller and Being a Novelist

REVIEWING/CRIT
Desire & Discovery
September Reading
Don’t Worry So Much: How Not To Review Women’s Writing
THOUGHTS – REASONS WHY WE REVIEWERS WON’T READ YOUR SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK
BLOGTABLE: The Positive Value of Negative Reviews
April Reading (and recent movies)
October Reading
Susan Cooper, Ghost Hawk

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Links, July 8

PLACES


US
The Nine Distinct States That Make Up Missouri
Every State Described by a Single Sarcastic Line from a Bitter Resident
Jim Bakker’s Christian amusement park is now a post-apocalyptic ghost town
Monsters in America
Giving Up My Small-Town Fantasy
‘Pastor Appeared Drunk’: Grim Yelp Reviews of Houses of Worship
Centralia Pennsylvania: The unforgettable fire
Half the Country Lives in These Counties
23 Things You Need To Know About Oregon Before You Move There
Veisha
Russian Travel Tips for Visiting America

EUROPE
Winter Doldrums Got You Down? Have Some ‘Hygge’
Save the dinosaur: the rollercoaster story of East Berlin’s forgotten theme park
The Most Haunted Place In The World Is For Sale
Italian Hand Gestures Rap
40 of the last storybook towns left in Europe
Breathtaking Wedding Photos Will Make You Want To Visit Iceland ASAP
plate étiquette
European Word Translator
Verlan
5 (very) embarrassing mistakes in French
Breton names
Brush up on your French with this Bastille Day flowchart
The best time to visit Paris? When all the Parisians are on are holiday…
Paris takes to Twitter to stop tourists from breaking their bridges with “Locks of Love”

ASIA
What It’s like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class
What if NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE?: “In 1986 a football team that lived on a Small Island in the Thailand called “Koh Panyee”. It’s a floating village in the sea that has not an inch of soil. The kids here loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn’t let that stop them.”
Yakuza English website
7 romantic PH travel destinations for your dating milestones

UK
English motorway system
27 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Essex
Cricket for Baseball Fans
Lewes Bonfire Night
Will the UK’s gas holders be missed?
Foot passenger day trip for £1: Travel as a foot passenger from Dover to Calais from just £1 Sunday to Tuesday and £8 for Wednesday to Saturday departures. Simply depart after 8:45am and return before the 20:55 sailing the same day.
27 Reasons Studying Abroad In England Ruins You For Life
AA Guide to Cornwall sparks anger for describing ‘brash’ seaside town as having a ‘kiss-me-quick’ atmosphere

WALES
Randy ghosts prowling Welsh highways to seduce drivers, paranormal author claims
Losing my Welsh: what it feels like to forget a language

OTHER
The Pantone Hotel Has Arrived. It Is Colorful
This Travel Ad Is Sheer, Hilarious Perfection and a Total Genius Mess
Widow Pays $164,000 Per Year to Live on a Luxury Cruise Ship
26 Real Places That Look Like They’ve Been Taken Out Of Fairy Tales
As The Crow Flies