Around the Web: Literary Tattoos, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Louisa May Alcott's Writing Advice, and Superpowers

8 Mar 2019

Happy Friday and welcome back to Around the Web, our weekly collection of book news and literary links. This week I’ve got some book-inspired tattoos

 

Lit Ink

 

Electric Literature recently asked followers to share their literary tattoos. They’ve gathered some of the responses in a list and some of these tattoos are incredible! If you’re thinking about permanently honouring your fave books, this might convince you to go for it.

 

 

Dolly Parton and the Imagination Library

 

Most people know Dolly Parton for being a country music superstar, but for a number of kids she’s also “The Book Lady.” Back in 1995, Parton started the Imagination Library, a literacy program that provides children with books. She originally expected to help her home community, but the project has grown considerably and has now delivered 100 million books! Check out NPR’s coverage to learn more about the Imagination Library.

 

Writing Advice from Louisa May Alcott

 

Louisa May Alcott earned her place in the literary canon with the publication of her semi-autobiographical novel Little Women. The success of this tale of sisters inspired many readers, so its no surprise that they wrote to Alcott for advice. Lit Hub has shared Alcott’s writing advice to a letter writer identified as Miss Churchill. The advice isn’t perhaps the most optimistic view of writing, but it is rather practical.

 

 

Superpowers

 

Finally, with Captain Marvel in theatres, why not continue talking about superpowers? The folks over at Fierce Reads have put together a quiz to determine your superpower based on what kind of superhero story you build.

 

 

 

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