Best of the Web 8/15/16

Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.


Tempted to retell Peter Pan from the perspective of Captain Hook, or make your own Suicide Squad? Literary Hub examines the benefits and potential pitfalls of telling stories from the perspective of the villain.

"The Pros and Cons of Getting Inside a Villain's Mind"


Looking for new reading recommendations? Aren't we always. Check out what the President is reading over during his vacation from the White House, courtesy of Time

"Here's What President Obama is Reading This Summer"


You know that people can name stars after themselves. But these authors have one better: spiders! CBC Books on the Canadian authors and their new eight-legged namesakes.

"New spider series named for Michael Ondaatje, Shyam Selvadurai"


Happy belated #NationalBookLoversDay! If you think of yourself as well-read, take this revealing quiz from The Telegraph.

"10 questions only well-read people will be able to answer for #NationalBookLoversDay"


Frequent the local bookstore scene? Check out some books that booksellers have a hard time keeping on the shelves, from Book Riot.

"17 Books That Sell Way Too Fast at Used Bookstores"

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