Friday Whatnot: July 31, 2015

When Judy Blume found out that a man posted a flyer looking for his wife’s book that he accidentally gave away, she was touched. Especially because the book was a signed copy of Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.

She posted this tweet (above) followed by one seeking contact information for the man and his wife. He replied to her this morning. You can follow their Twitter conversation here, and you can find out more about the story of the lost book here.


If you know of any undergraduate students, graduate students or emerging writers looking for an introduction to digital publishing and the New York literary scene, Electric Literature is looking for a couple of editorial interns for the fall.

“As an Electric Literature intern, you are encouraged to become involved in any aspect of our work that interests you. Sure, you’ll go to the post-office, but you’ll also do things like contribute to editorial decisions, interview authors, write articles, and attend literary events.”

For more information, including responsibilities and required skills, visit Electric Literature here.


Here’s a creepy little trailer for We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean, a psychological thriller for ages 12 and up, about a teen committed to a mental ward after she is haunted by the fire that killed her boyfriend. A fire set by her twin sister.

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