So, I somehow forgot that yesterday was the last day of the month and did not put up my “Bookish Links” post on time. Better late than never, right?
- October 25 being the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of Ray Bradbury’s The October Country, The Paris Review ran this piece on the book and its history.
- If you’re into that newfangled Periscope thing, here’s Neil Gaiman giving a reading of his poem “Witch Work” on Periscope.
- In case you didn’t hear already, our very own Sørina Higgins had a brush with fame when her blog The Oddest Inkling was referenced in the British detective series Inspector Lewis! For all you Yanks who missed it, here’s a review of the episode, which deals with Charles Williams’s life and work.
- Here’s the interesting and somewhat gruesome story of how Agatha Christie’s novel The Pale Horse may have inspired some real life murders.
- For just $15,000, you can own a Bible containing what is possibly the worst misprint in history.
- And lastly, for all you Lord of the Rings geeks, here are the original sketches that J. R. R. Tolkien used to map out Middle Earth.