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Around the Common Room: October 26, 2012

We’re just days away from Halloween, and have a few good links well suited to the holiday. First, Fantasy Faction has quite the aggregation of SFF links and v

ideos, including information on how to zombie-proof your house and dress as a famous work of art for your Halloween party. Kirkus Reviews has a piece up on H.P. Lovecraft, Off the Mark imagines out a soft drink for werewolves, and all the Top [n.] lists of the week seem to be horror-related: 10 massively awesome giant movie monsters, 10 stereotypical horror movie victims, 8 things Hollywood can no longer make creepy, the 15 greatest mad doctors of nerddom, and–in a nicely meta twist–the top 10 lists about horror movies.

Excellent non-Halloween news for Tolkien fans: Mythgard Institute has announced Mythmoot, a Tolkien/The Hobbit conference in Maryland, running December 15 and 16 with a private screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. From the site:

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The Classics and eReaders

An article from The Telegraph in the UK on the correlation between a resurgence in sales of classic books and the rise of eReaders, in particular Kindle by Amazon.  Apparently, Kindle devices were Amazon’s highest selling item in Great Britain this Christmas season.  Along with the upsurge in Kindle sales is the resurgence of classic works by such authors as Charles Dickens and Jane Austen to name a few.  These classic works, often in the public domain, are usually available in free editions or in cheaply priced anthologies of works.

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