News: Literary Recap September 6-12, 2012

2012-09-13 20:06:PM ago by nicole.boyce

What’s the difference between a librarian and an occultist? An archivist unveils a 1937 collection of rules for readers and librarians, while Brain Pickings takes us back in time with vintage reading ads.

“Reaction. Summary. Aesthetic and historical appraisal.” Continuing the conversation on literary criticism, The Millions has a piece on the anatomy of book reviews.

While Fifty Shades of Grey continues to break records for character usage of the word “holy!” publishers have created a new genre for potential YA crossovers. ‘New Adult Fiction’ will target readers aged 14 – 35 with plots about the transition into adulthood.

If you’ve read Twilight and you’re still feeling adolescent, Galleycat has a list of readers’ most nostalgic books. Meanwhile, Flavorwire has photos of famous authors in their Hatchet-reading days.

The ultimate first draft: using Google docs, author Silvia Hartmann will give readers a live look at the creation of her newest novel.
 

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