Friday Whatnot: August 21, 2015

Earlier this week, Austin Kleon wrote on his blog:

This week I traded my marker for an X-acto blade. It was one of those switches that seems obvious in hindsight, but I can’t say there was anything intentional about it. Just sort of happened. (Certainly inspired by the work of Brian Dettmer, Kelli Anderson, and Andrea Dezso.) Follow along as I make them on Twitter or Instagram.

Check out his first series of images here.


If you’ve been following the Man Booker Podcast, they just released their 3rd episode. This time they visited with Man Booker longlist authors Marlon James and Anna Smaill.

Here’s a link to all of the episodes on SoundCloud or you can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes.


Yesterday on NPR’s Fresh Air, Terry Gross re-aired part of an interview she conducted with David Foster Wallace in 1997. You can listen to it below and I’ve included the embed code if you’d like to place it as content in your own newsletter or website.

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Here’s a cute new trailer for Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt, creator of the Scaredy Squirrel book and animated tv series. The publisher has also created this teacher guide aligned with Common Core.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay