Link-n-Blogs for Oct 19, 2012

“There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.”—Bram Stoker, Dracula

  1. Book Art: Just in time for Halloween, nerd hero Wil Wheaton reblogged a few pictures of this amazing book art involving a grinning skull from artist  Maskull Lasserre. See his other works at:
  2. George Orwell’s Six Elementary Rules for Writing: The folks over at Grammarly have posted these writing tips from George Orwell, which basically say keep it simple. As a bonus, there’s a Calvin & Hobbs comic.
  3. Creative Bookshelves and Bookcases: In case last week’s Bookshelf porn didn’t completely satisfy your need for creative book shelf ideas, check out these picks by
  4. TwitFic: Can you write a story in only 140 chars? These authors tried their hand at it, including Charlie Higson whose story was “Jack was sad in the orphanage til he befriended a talking rat who showed him a hoard of gold under the floor. Then the rat bit him & he died.” Check out the rest on The Guardian’s website.
  5. 13 Life Lessons From The Hobbit: Of course I couldn’t make a link list without including at least one link to Hobbit-related material. This list was put together by Noble Smith on, and it proves that I am indeed a hobbit at heart.