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Monday Misdirection

As I haven’t collected any links this week, I don’t have much for you today.

First: J. K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement My favorite thing about this speech is how many times she makes reference to her college Classics major, and the variety of quotes she uses from classical sources.  I was so fond of this, I sent it to my Latin teacher colleague, who has added it to her course website so her students can read it next year.  Our school did an event called May Fever, where 64 authors competed to be the school’s favorite.  Students and faculty made predictions and voted; the championship was between J. K. Rowling and Shakespeare – a Classicist and a Latin teacher.  Yay!  (Shakespeare won, against my prediction but to my delight.)

Next: I’m a big fan of etsy, a site which enables artists to sell their handmade goods online rather easily.  So I popped in the search term “literary” and here are my favorites of the items it turned up:


 My severest critic hand embroidered tote bag, $27 from shinyprettythings

This bag immediately made me think of Lisa Yee.

 Leather Shakespeare Memento Bookmarks, $5.50 each by immortallongings If you can’t get over to Shakespeare’s Globe, you can at least have a souvenir.  immortallongings creates original artwork based on Shakespeare and is one of my favorite etsy sellers.  All of the art is in a vaguely Art Nouveau style.


 And of course, I would be remiss without mentioning this shirt from the kidlitosphere’s own Leila of bookshelvesofdoom.  $19

That’s all for today!

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