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Friday links, 9 December 2016

When this list posts, at 8. a.m., my flight to Germany will be taking off from Keflavík Airport. I hope someone will find something to entertain, inform or educate them in this list:

Firstly, I came across this interesting Infographic about how the world reads and thought I'd share it.

Secondly, I have never been a member of a book club, and after reading this, I'm glad: Top 10 Book Club Faux Fas.

Thirdly, here is an interesting article about Arthur Conan Doyle and how he was taken in by a simple hoax: Arthur Conan Doyle, Spiritualism, and Fairies.

Fourthly, the stories that inspired famous books are often just as fascinating as the books themselves. Here is an article on The True Story of Jaws.

Fifthly, here is a fascinating animated article about discovery: How Delivering Meals To Seniors Showed Me The Real New York. For once, a Buzzfeed article that is not full of annoying gifs from movies and TV shows I haven't seen.

Then there was the time an American gentleman wanted the USA to buy Iceland from Denmark. I'm glad they didn't, as it's unlikely we would be an independent country today if this had happened.

And, finally, here is the book list:
I have a fairly tidy mind, but for some reason lists with an illogical number of entries fascinate me. This one made me wonder: Why 37? I don't know, but probably they couldn't think of any more books: 37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind. I have read 4 of these and own 3 more that are TBR, but several more of them are on my ever-expanding TBR-not owned list.

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