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!

I’m going to try out doing Huki-Links every two weeks instead of one, so that I can focus on reading more and writing other posts. So, expect this feature on a biweekly basis, going forward!

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Links covering the time frame of September 27 – October 8, 2012*

Self Love

-Our review of the book My Name is Makia: A Memoir of Kalaupapa. [HBB]

-We reviewed a ton of books during our Blog-A-Thon in support of First Book-Oahu. Here’s a breakdown:

Hawaii Literary

-Check it out! Coming next Monday is M.I.A. Art & Literary series featuring Bamboo Ridge #100! Our very own Misty Sanico will be reading! [M.I.A. Newsletter]

-Nice feature article on amazing new book: Hawaiian Music & Musicians, An Illustrated History. [Star-Advertiser] (requires subscription)

-Billy V talks about Hawaiian Music & Musicians. (Video) [Hawaii News Now]

-Hawaii author Kiana Davenport’s top 10 Civil War reads. [BookPage]

-Book Review: One Boy No Water by Lehua Parker. [Jennifer Griffith]

-Hawaiian values span the ages: Review of Malcolm Nāea Chun’s No Nā Mamo. [Star-Advertiser]

-Straw into gold: turning life experiences into story. [Toby Neal]

-Librarian passionate about books, life. About Sylvia Mitchell, 80-year old branch manager of Liliha Public Library. [Star-Advertiser]

-Maui Artist Profile: Author Emily O’Neil Bott. [MauiNOW]

-Surfer Pens Coming-Of-Age Story That Explores Characters’ Souls. [The Paramus Post]

-Isle author delves into Berlin, 1938. Interview with Rebecca Cantrell. [Star-Advertiser]

-Pahoa man David Iwata releases new book, The Old Man and the Wolf. [Hawaii Tribune Herald]

-Fulbright scholar, Laurel Nakanishi, will bring love of poetry to Nicaragua. [Star-Advertiser] (subscription)

General Literary

-The 2012 National Book Awards Finalists were announced. Read free samples from each book here: [GalleyCat]

-Kindle Serials is the next brick in Amazon’s walled garden. [Tools of Change for Publishing]

-Sloshed and Scribbling: Getting Drunk With Your Favorite Authors. [Complex]

-Drunk Texts from Famous Authors. [the Paris Review]

-Use your library! Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Research as a Public Good. [Academicalism]

-The ‘Banned Books’ list is a hilariously depressing history of people missing the point. [io9]

-Campaign Against Book Banning Turns 30. Includes map of areas with banned books. None in Hawaii! [EdWeek.Org]

-Fast, but not magical sales for Rowling book. [Hawaii Tribune-Herald]

-Horror Stories: 25 Must-Read Books That Inspired Scary Movies. [Complex]

-15 Scathing Early Reviews of Classic Novels. [Flavorwire]

-Writing Craft: Foreshadowing. [Rachelle Gardner]

-BookShout Addition Lets Readers Import E-Books from Any Platform. [PW]

-Lee Moyer, Literary Pin Up Calendar Illustrator, Reveals Latest Creations. [HuffPost Books]

-10 Books About Men’s Style to Read Before You Die. [Complex]

Non-Literary Links

-The Art of Collecting. Prominently features Mark and Carolyn Blackburn, whose unmatched private collection of Polynesian art was recently featured in the book Polynesia. [HILuxury]

-As Mother Marianne Cope’s canonization nears, last patients see Kalaupapa as both exile and home. Includes quote from Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory author Anwei Law. [Syracuse.com]

-Giving Glide to Legendary ‘Guns’: Master Surfboard Shaper Dick Brewer. Article written by Lost Kingdom author Julia Flynn Siler. [Wall Street Journal]

-Kakaako Mural Adds to Hawaii’s Growing Urban Art Scene. [Civil Beat]

-Museum celebrates Hawaii fashion master. [SF Gate]

Video Fun

Check out this deleted scene from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch where the duo, fed up with the way tourists are treating them, decide to give them a little payback.

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*some exceptions to the date range may apply