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Friday procrastination: link love – blogging, book jackets, and big sellers

Link Love comes to you once again from me, Kirsty, in the UK. I hope you’ve all had a lovely week. Let’s ease ourselves into the weekend with some of my favourite links from this week.

Who said academics were stuffy? This will make your heart melt (or at least it made mine melt).

This is possibly one of the oddest letters I’ve ever seen, which was sent to Prospect Magazine this week.

Following the tragic death of Nicholas Hughes – the son of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes – here’s an interesting article on depression and genetic make-up.

Dovegrey Reader has subscription madness! I have it too.

Do female bloggers face a sexist attitude online?

Is the current climate in the book retail world killing off the literary biography?

These old Emile Zola book jackets look rather different to our World’s Classics editions!

Here’s a website devoted to literary tattoos.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was the biggest selling author in the UK in 2008. Who were the other big sellers?

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