Welcome to Huki Links – highlighting some of our favorite literary links and more over the past week from across the ‘net!  For more about Huki-Links, check out our inaugural post.

The best part of the “huki” is that we all pull together, if you find any fun or interesting book related links/articles please feel free to share them via comments or contact us!


Links covering the week of January 9 – January 16, 2012*

Self Love

-Misty talks about her experience at the SCBWI-Hawaii Fiction Workshop she attended and provides details on the SCBWI-HI Annual Conference happening in late February.  [Hawaii Book Blog]

-Check out our review of a new cookbook:  A Sweet Dash of Aloha by the Kapiolani Community College Culinary Dept.  [HBB]

-Hawaiian word of the day is one (sand).  Neʻe mai, neʻe aku ke one o Waikīkī.  [ʻŌlelo of the Day]

Hawaiʻi Literary

-The winner of Honolulu Weekly’s fiction contest is James Cave.  Read his entry, ‘Race Relations’ here:  [Honolulu Weekly]

-Lee Tonouchi: Pidgin Poet.  “Da Pidgin Guerrilla” talks about his new book Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son.  [HONOLULU Magazine]

-Local illustrator, Jon J. Murakami, is featured in an article in the latest Uncle Jam Quarterly which is available to read online.  Includes an interview and comic work.  [wingedtiger]

-A nice review from Wanda Adams of Sue Cowing’s children’s novel You Will Call Me Drog. [Star-Advertiser]

-Your chance to meet author R. Zamora Linmark (Rolling the R’s; Leche) at the Hawaii State Library this Thursday.  [HawaiiNewsNow]

-Review of Julia Flynn Siler’s new book Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure.  [CityPaper]

-Get to know a little more about Laurie Hanan, the author of new novel, Almost Paradise.  [Savant Books]

General Literary

-Linda Ashman’s No Dogs Allowed!: A little chat and a special giveaway.  [jama’s alphabet soup]

-If you love bookshelvs and libraries, you’ll enjoy this fun music video.  [YouTube]

-Spring Preview 2012: Books for Young People.  [Quill & Quire]

-Jay-Z and Beyoncé recently had a new baby, Ivy Blue Carter.  Here’s 10 books Flavorpill would give to her.  [Flavorwire]

-Top 10 Made-Up Literary Couples.  [Huff Post Books]

-Be A Teen Model!  The Teen Model Fact Book.  [Awful Library Books]

-McDonald’s becomes U.K.’s biggest retailer of children’s books.  [Quill & Quire]

-In Black and White: 10 Famed Literary Jailbirds.  [Flavorwire]

#thecheeseisrotten - credit: local writer Donald Carreira Ching

Off-Topic Fun & Seriousness

-SNL and Daniel Radcliffe do Harry Potter ten years later.  [Huffington Post]

-2012 Hale Aina Awards. 128 best restaurants in Hawaii. [HONOLULU Mag]

-The Descendants win Golden Globe.  [HONOLULU Mag]

-Giants vs. Packers: Notes & Numbers.  (Note: I’m a huge New York Giants Fan.  Go Big Blue!)  [Big Blue View]

-20 under appreciated gems currently playing on Netflix Instant.  [Pajiba]

-Binge there, done that.  CDC issues a sobering report on having one, or many, too many.  Now with fun infographic!  [the Daily]

-Politician Disneyland: Ten Ways Obama Changed Hawaii.  Thoughts?  [Washington Times]

-DROP EVERYTHING! The new Bill Murray/Wes Anderson has a trailer.  [filmdrunk]

-Lana Del Rey’s ‘SNL’ Performance Slammed by Juliette Lewis, Twitterverse. I like Lana, but ouch, that was pretty bad.  [Hollywood Reporter]

-Got NES nostalgia?  Try out this web-game for the ultimate tribute to the NES.  [Abobo’s Big Adventure]

-Lara (as Bulma) plays the theme song to Dragonball Z, “Cha-La Head Cha-La,” on the violin.  [YouTube] [gn_divider]

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*some exceptions to the date range may apply