Friday Linking – June 5th, 2015

Interesting Literature posts facts about books and authors. Here they give us 5 fun facts about Ian Fleming. I recently got Casino Royale and I’m really curious to see how it will compare with the film franchise.

Cuddlebuggery has an amazing piece on The Growing Pains of the Book Blogging Community. I couldn’t agree more. People have different approaches to reviewing books and attacking people who have a different style or who you don’t agree with is not the right way. Go read her awesome post!

The Huffington Post has a list of 21 Books by Women published in the last 5 years. I’ve read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Behind the Beautiful Forevers and liked them and a couple of others are on my list of books to read.

On the same site, an interesting timeline on Why Famous Writers Chose Their Pen Names. I have an odd fascination with pen names and how they affect reader perception. It is sad how many female writers had to go with a male pen name to avoid prejudice. The article also includes a link to a pen name generator with which I had a lot of fun (though barely a usable pen name)

Want to travel back in time? Galactic Journey has you covered. Reviewing science fiction and fantasy of 55 years ago as if read back then. I also really enjoy how the Traveler does foreign affairs wrap-ups.

On a more serious note: Litreactor has a very good article on pirating and the top 10 reasons people give why they do it.

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