Friday Roundup: The Holiday Edition!

Twelve fun (holiday) links from around the web.


First of all: William Faulkner’s hot toddy recipe.

How the Victorians invented Christmas cheer with the help of Dickens.

Are you doing the Read Harder Challenge in 2017?

“Hygge” is the new word of the season (unless you’re Danish, of course).

Winter poems from the editors at Poetry Foundation.

Writers: what’s the one book you’re giving this year?

Looking for non-book gifts for a book lover? Try these, these, or this.

The Paris Review on why Santa always gets abducted in pop culture.

Emily Nussbaum hates top-ten lists, but she’s sort of given us one anyway.

What to read if you find yourself alone on the holidays. :.(

Holiday grammar: when did “gift” become a verb?

Not lit-related: your Sonder editor will be doing this on the 25th.


Photo of Truman Capote & Cat courtesy of Flavorwire.

 

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