Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (January 28th)

Looking for some interesting reading to get you through hump day? Here are some literary links from around the web to check out:

Scientific American lists 10 books that will sharpen your mind

Worried you are trapped in a High Fantasy novel? Here’s how you can tell

The Millions suggests a page 40 test for novels

An interesting history of the rise of paperbacks

Salon suggests its a problem that writers don’t talk about where their money comes from

Meanwhile, a study says the average writer earns less than 5,000 a year from writing

Patti Smith talks to David Lynch about their creative processes

Helen Oyeyemi writes about the works of Silvina Ocampo

What makes humans unique? Our ability to create fictions

Lastly, the literary mystery of Pale Fire

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