Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.
- “It is impossible to ignore the fact that an inordinate proportion of writers, poets, artists, and musicians are also heavy users of liquid inspiration.” An intro to the history of alcohol as muse.
- Though it pains many book lovers to admit (including your porcupette), there are some types of books that would be a waste of resources to donate and would be better off in the recycle bin.
- What is the Swartzwelder Method and should you try it? Try the writing method of the comedy writer best known for his work on The Simpsons.
- “What would happen were we to dust off the mirror of realism once again? Perhaps we would find a cracked and splintered image of the world reflected back.” On what we can learn from realism and the nineteenth-century novel.
- Congrats to our IPPY medalists! Ed Seaward took home silver for his debut novel, Fair, and Robert Reid and Wesley Bates took home silver for their essay collection illustrated with engravings, Casting into Mystery.
Thanks for stopping by to check out our best bookish links this week. We hope you have a safe and happy weekend full of a new book or two.