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 16 – January 23, 2012*

Self Love

-We reviewed the book Buildings of Hawaii by Don J. Hibbard.  A great architectural resource!  [Hawaiʻi Book Blog]

-Manuhelekū — Penguin. lit., bird that walks upright.  ʻAʻole maopopo ke ʻano e hana i kēlā mau manuhelekū ʻē aʻe. [ʻŌlelo of the Day]

Hawaii Literary

-Hobey Goodale’s book recalls the Garden Isle of old.  [The Garden Island]

-Local sci-fi author Linda Nagata blogs about “Blood Orchids and Hawaiʻi’s book stores.”  [Hahvi]

-And local author Toby Neal responds/adds to the conversation.  [Toby Neal]

-Local writer Christine Thomas reviews Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaiʻi. [Literary Lotus]

-Hey book lovers!  There’ll be a used book sale at Wahiawa Public Library all this week, Mon-Fri!  [Hawaii News Now]

-Alexander Payne and Kaui Hart Hemmings on the Symbiosis Behind His Film and Her Novel.  [Leo Adam Biga’s Blog]

-‘Lost Kingdom’: How Hawaiʻi joined America’s ‘destiny’. Review of Julia Flynn Siler’s new book.  [Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette]

-Don’t forget to continue reading Bamboo Ridge’s renshi poetry on The Massie Affair w/ poets Christy Passion, Ann Inoshita, Jean Toyama and Juliet Kono.  [Bamboo Ridge]

-The GoodEReader Ebook of the week is Toby Neal’s Blood Orchids.  [GoodEReader]

-Recap & Homework assignment from the January M.I.A. Art & Literary Series.  [M.I.A.]

-A book review of Molokai by Alan Brennert.  [Much Madness is Divinest Sense]

-December winners in The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 – 100 Contest. [Bamboo Ridge]

-Mauna Kea: in Kamehameha’s time, it was always white.  Nice blog talking about new book Hawaiʻi’s Mauna Loa Observatory: Fifty Years of Monitoring the Atmosphere.  [Raising Islands]

General Literary

-Where have all the book illustrators gone?  [The Independent]

-Local author Kiana Davenport gives some of her 2011 book recommendations.  [Davenport Dialogues]

-Really Good Books You Could Spend Your Allowance On: Part Two  [the hairpin]

-Favorite books of the secretly jerky.  [the hairpin]

-10 Cult Literary Traditions for Truly Die-Hard Fans. [Flavorpill]

-The 10 Most Expensive Books in the World.  [Flavorpill]

-Banning books in Tucson.  [Consortiumnews]

-The Fifty Most Quoted Lines of Poetry.  [Inky Fool]

-6×12: 12 comics to look forward to in 2012.  [Comic Book Resources]

-Lake Superior State University 2012 List of Banished Words.  [lssu.edu]

Off Topic Fun & Interest

-A nice slideshow tribute to all the Honolulu Police Officers killed in the line of duty.  [Hawaii News Now]

-Awesome high definition time-lapse video of Yosemite.  Watch on full screen and enjoy nature’s majesty!  [Bad Astronomy]

-50 years of James Bond cars.  [Yahoo!]

-Excerpted article about Ben Cayetano by local author, J. Arthur Rath III.  [Hawaii Reporter]

-Sweet rides through islands’ sugar cane era. About the Kauaʻi Plantation Railway. [SFGate]

-Steven Tyler’s “Star-Spangled Banner” Was Terrible. But Was It The Worst Ever?  [Deadspin]

-An interactive music box of Bach’s Prelude from his first cello suite.  [Baroque.me]

-FileSonic shutters: Another file-sharing site bites the dust.  [ZDNet]

-Supreme Court Says Congress May Re-Copyright Public Domain Works.  Not as bad as it sounds (only applies to foreign works).  [Wired]

Parting Shot

via newyork.sbnation.com

New York Football Giants: NFC Champions.  Going to the Super Bowl!


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*some exceptions to the date range may apply