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!

Self Love

-We review Sue Cowing’s middle-reader novel, You Will Call Me Drog.  [Hawaiʻi Book Blog]

Hawaiʻi Literary

-Nice review of two books, Regulating Paradise by David J. Callies and Living on the Shores of Hawaiʻi by various authors. Discusses the contrasting perspectives of the two:  one focused on laws regulating political realities while the other focuses on natural law – the realities of physics, chemistry and geology.  [The Maui News]

-Royal Colors: A statue of King Kamehameha in Kohala takes a conservator on a revelatory journey. [Star-Advertiser*] *requires subscription

-Baking (and breaking) bread with Darien Gee, plus a book giveaway.  [Chick Lit Central]

-As Hawaii Library Budget Shrinks, Usage is at ‘All-Time High’.  [Civil Beat]

-Not So Friendly ‘Friends’ Battle Over Library Support Heats Up at the Hawaii State Capitol.  [Hawaii Reporter]

-A new fun travel site for kids from local illustrator Tammy Yee.  [Travel n' Stuff 4 Kids]

-Article on an upcoming event about the 1.5 generation excerpts Mary Yu Danico’s The 1.5 Generation: Becoming Korean American in Hawaiʻi published by UH Press. [Multi-American]

-Workshop Reflections from Donald Carreira Ching.   [Bamboo Ridge Press]

-’The Descendants’ hits close to home for Portola Valley man.  [Almanac Online]

-Blog about Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell. Also some fun, “I visited Hawaiʻi” comments. [Necromancy Never Pays]

General Literacy

-The making of a blockbuster: The behind-the-scenes story of the readers and booksellers who launched the Hunger Games franchise.  [Salon]

-The ‘Mad Men’ Book Club.  [Daily Beast]

-Ladies… check this video out:  B*tches in Bookshops (based on Jay Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas in Paris”).  [YouTube]

-Intermission: Art Carved Out of Books.  [Good Design]

-’On the Care and Feeding of Muses’ by local author Toby Neal.  [Portland Book Review]

-Hear George R.R. Martin Read an Excerpt From His New Book, The Winds of Winter.  [Vulture]

-Sci-Fi Writers…Your Science Might Be Terrible If…  [Intergalactic Academy]

-The Power of Young Adult Fiction:  Seven industry insiders voice their opinions on why YA has become such a phenomenon.  [Room for Debate]

-NY Times Coverage of My Recent Visit to Tucson High (Where Mexican WhiteBoy Can No Longer Be Taught). [Matt de la Peña]

-Power Ranking the Top MMA Books.  [Bleacher Report]

-Using Facebook and Goodreads In Your Marketing. [Elana Johnson]

-20 Great Ways Libraries are Using Pinterest.  [Online Colleges]

-Writer’s Block.  [nerd's eye view]

-A Picture of Language.  The curious art of diagramming sentences.  [Opinionator/Draft]

Non-Literary Links

-It returns this Sunday! To prepare, check out this article: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 for Dummies.  [Daily Beast]

-Are you Team Snow White or Team Evil Queen?  [chron.com]

-Hawaii island boy to represent state at National Spelling Bee.  [Star-Advertiser]

-A Character-By-Character Guide to Race in The Hunger Games. [Jezebel]

-Different Racisms: On Jeremy Lin and How the Rules of Racism are Different for Asian Americans.  [The Rumpus]

-Hawaiian Skink Declared Extinct.  [Reptile Channel]

-Cities With Least Affordable Rent according to 24/7 Wall St. Guess who’s number one?  [Huffington Post]

-Worst States to Make a Living 2012.  Damn, is there a trend?  [NASDAQ]

-Ancient Hawaiians Caught More By Fishing Less. [New York Times]

-Lawmakers Consider Olelo Hawaii Month Designation.  [Maui Now]

-Because February shouldn’t be the only Hawaiian Language month… 1948.  [nupepa]

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