Welcome back, friends! This week on Around the Web, I’m sharing podcast recommendations from Electric Lit, some thoughts on reading as kids from the Guardian, a bookish gift guide from Book Riot, and an author’s experience throwing a novel shower from LitHub.
The end of the year is a busy time for me, so podcasts (and audiobooks) are a good way to stay entertained when running errands. Luckily, Electric Lit shared a whole lists of literary podcasts.
Why The Books We Read As Kids Shape Us
Inspired by the new adaptation of His Dark Materials, Gwendolyn Smith delves into why and how the books we read as kids shape our psyche and stay with us into adulthood.
If you’re looking for some quick gifts for the holiday season, Book Riot has got you covered with a list of last-minute gifts for the bookworms in your life.
Shower for A Novel
We throw bridal showers and baby showers, but what about novel showers? Author Caroline Louise Walker discusses how a joke about throwing a baby shower for her book became a reality as she twisted a tradition to celebrate her writing and benefit a good cause.