Links cleanup

At The New York Times: A looong but fascinating glimpse into Stephen King’s family (which includes a lot more writers than I knew about!)

At Cracked: 5 Movies That Improved the Book (According to the Author) *language alert

At mental_floss: 62 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

At Lit Reactor: 7 Horrifying Ailments Named After Literary Characters

At Buzzfeed: 28 Things That Happened After the Harry Potter Books Ended

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“Up All Night” National Book Award showcase

I’m on a bit of an award-winning-book kick right now, so upallnightreading.org, the National Book Foundation’s new online showcase of past National Book Award winners and finalists, is rather timely.

The most recent winners’ page

The cool flyer [pdf] (Why yes, I DO remember voraciously turning pages way past my bedtime)

@nationalbook on Twitter