Sunday Sundries: Literary Links from Around the Web (Dec. 21st)

Looking for some Sunday reading? Here are some literary links from around the web that you might have missed:

President Obama says he is “in the middle of a wonderful book that was recently released called Redeployment, by Phil Klay.” (Redeployment made our list of the 25 best collections of 2014.)

There was a dust-up over the onerous The Toast writer contracts this week.

Flavorwire wonders what Amazon’s bestsellers say about American culture in 2014.

Speaking of Amazon, they pulled a book recently because the author used too many hyphens.

Paul Muldoon takes a look at the letters and poems of Samuel Beckett.

If you love tiny books, here’s the most amazing library you will ever see.

There’s a new Kelly Link story online at McSweeney’s!

James Patterson makes good on his promise to donate 1 million to indie bookstores.

George R. R. Martin gets furious at Sony for canceling The Interview after North Korean threats.

The Guardian looks at the best cups of tea in literature (yes, the Mad Hatter’s tea party is listed).

Nell Zink talks to The Paris Review about living off of writing.

Justin Taylor looks at William H. Gass’s On Being Blue.

The Rumpus argues that rejection is wonderful for writers.

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