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Friday procrastination: link love – Peru, prisoners, and ‘Prison Idol’

Here’s another UK edition of Link Love, with your host, Kirsty. Coming up this week: staircases, weird book titles, singing prisoners, comic book Shakespeare, forged biographies, graphology, and bunnies. Don’t say I’m not good to you.

Are you, like me, running out of room for your books? How’s this for book storage! Me want.

OUPblog has had some great recent posts on blogging and bloggers. UK book blog Vulpes Libris has also been blogging on, well, blogging, and came up with this excellent article on the book blogs vs the literary critics debate that has been raging around the blogosphere.

The yearly Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year shortlist has been announced. Who will follow last year’s winner The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification? Vote for your favourite here.

Prisoners in Peru have been competeing in what some have dubbed ‘Prison Idol’. The ‘Melodies of Freedom’ competition is part of a rehabilitation programme for offenders.

C.S. Lewis’s handwriting analysed.

John Mullan reads the graphic novel version of Macbeth.

Robert Fisk was told that his biography of Saddam Hussein was selling rather well. Good for him? Not really. He’d never written one.

Titanic. In 30 seconds. Re-enacted by bunnies.

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  1. I would like to add a free ebook about procrastination. FruitfulTime published a free ebook about procrastination, its main causes and how you go about punching procrastination in the face and get things done :)

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