Link-N-Blogs for November 19

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.”–Oscar Wilde”

Because last week we here at UPNG were super busy doing a workshop on Friday (more info here), we didn’t get to post a link-n-blogs list. This Friday, we will be closed for the Thanksgiving holidays, so today you’re getting a special, extra-long Monday Link-n-Blog list. Enjoy! – April

  1. Book Art: I love book art, and these selections from Alexander Korzer-Robinson on flavorwire do not disappoint.
  2. Slushpile Hell: Being an editor, I get these occasionally, but never on this scale. Check out these funny bits from query letters and the agent’s pithy remarks. This website is catharsis for anyone who works with authors and a good guide of what not to do for the authors themselves.
  3. Difficult Books to Finish: You’ll at least probably get through the list, but I’m wondering if any of you have ever finished any of these titles? What book have you never finished?
  4. City of Bones: Move over Twilight and Hunger Games, there’s a new teen lit sensation coming to the big screen—Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. See the trailer at this link.
  5. Hobbit, Behind the Scenes Pics: This week’s Hobbit link comes from Matt and features 31 photos from behind the scenes of The Hobbit.
  6. If Gorey Wrote GoT: This Flavorwire post is FOR Matt and shows what would have happen if Edward Gorey wrote Game of Thrones.
  7. Hogwarts Quiz: How well do you know the Harry Potter world? Take this quiz from Mental Floss and find out! I only got a 73%– I’m such a muggle.
  8. Thanksgiving Books: Trying to find books for your kids about Thanksgiving? Check out this helpful resource from that has descriptions and recommended ages.
  9. Handprint Turkeys: Just in case you don’t know how to make one.

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual…O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.”—Henry David Thoreau


Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all! — user nicubunu