Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (February 15th)

All the best literary links that are fit to, well, link

Lit Hub looks at famous literary couples in case you missed it on Valentine’s Day:

Leonard had to propose three times to Virginia; at first she wasn’t sure if she was sexually attracted to him. Actually, at first she was sure she wasn’t; but that ultimately changed. When she finally accepted his offer, she wrote to a friend: “My Violet, I’ve got a confession to make. I’m going to marry Leonard Woolf. He’s a penniless Jew. I’m more happy than anyone ever said was possible — but I insist upon your liking him too. May we both come on Tuesday?”

And here’s a list of the most romantic quotes from books.

But not all love is romantic. We look at some of the best platonic relationships in literature.

Did you love the movie Hidden Figures? Tor lists 5 books you should read.

Attention YA readers, Philip Pullman is writing a sequel trilogy to His Dark Materials: “The Book of Dust will return to the world(s) and characters of His Dark Materials, Pullman said, and Lyra will be integral to the new story — but not in the way she was before.”

Do the characters in your favorite books feel like they invade your life? Well, science says that might actually be the case.

Colson Whitehead reviews George Saunders’s new novel. (And we interview Saunders here.)

Neil Gaiman is writing about the Norse gods… and one of them sounds like a certain president:

The action begins as the Norse gods, worried that their home in Asgard is vulnerable to alien incursions, debate how to make its borders more secure. “What do you propose?” one asks Odin, the most powerful of them all.

“A wall,” Odin responds

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