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Weekly Roundup for 4/5/13


Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from editorial assistant Susannah Lawrence.

Around the Web

Happy National Poetry Month! We’re loving the month-long Poetry Bomb from Tumblr and Abrams. Speaking of poetry, have you ever unwittingly created a poem while trying to perform a Google search? Google Poetics (not affiliated with Google Inc.) is the place for you.

HBO’s Game of Thrones has returned since our last roundup. If you’re new to the show, or in case you are like me and love it despite needing a detailed, episode-by-episode Q&A with A Song of Ice and Fire–obsessed friend, this updated, interactive infographic can help you out.

Galleycat has pointed us toward this neat “Children’s Book Guide to Travel” from Cheapflights. Included on the list are Green Gables, Canada; Matamata, New Zealand (of Lord of the Rings fame); and Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House in Massachusetts.

“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters,” says Baudelaire, featured in Flavorwire’s “10 Famous Writers on How to Drink.”

Check out this “Mapping Manhattan” slideshow, featuring some personal drawings of Manhattan collected by Becky Cooper, author & cartographer.

Archaeologists in Italy think they’ve uncovered the Gateway to Hades, and the Vyne in England is currently displaying an artifact that may have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series.

Things we want to come to America immediately: The Mailbooks for Good project started by Random House Australia and The Footpath Library. Use pre-paid, pre-addressed envelopes on the inside of dust jackets to send books to literacy charities when you’ve finished reading them.

Around the Office

Today we’re wishing production manager, e-book developer, and associate editor Aaron Petrovich a very happy birthday with this bottle of Baker’s!


Posted: Apr 5, 2013

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