Procrastinate on This! [BOOK WEEK 2 Edition]

First, thanks so much for celebrating our 4th super-fierce-and-nerdy BOOK WEEK! We can’t wait to do this again next summer. Til then, here’s a ton of bookish procrastination to tide you over…

1. Salon did a great article on African-American fantasy writers, which includes, one of my favorite authors right now, N.K. Jemisin. [What if Tolkien Were Black]

An image from STUCK UP!: 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be -- yeah, that's a Buzz Lightyear doll. #sicksadworld Click on the pic to buy the book.

2. If this is what book covers will look like in the future, the future is going to be purty freaking cool. Seriously, a must-click. [GalleyCat]

3. As someone who is always judging books by their cover, I can never hear enough about jacket design. So bit h/t to author Randy Susan Meyers (THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTERS) for sending round this interview with four book cover designers. Fascinating stuff. [The Book Deal]

4. One of my favorite book bloggers, Reads4Pleasure has an AWESOME new tumblr filled with all sorts of short and sweet literary goodies.

5. How to find a book that’s at the tip of your tongue. [mediabistro]

6. Awesome graphic novels that non-comics fans will love. Make sure to scour the comments, too. There are some great suggestions… [i09]

7. Apparently there’s a Kickstarter campaign on for a book of erotic James Franco fanfic. Ooohkay… [Jezebel]

8. Many of us literate types tend toward sarcasm. So I present to thee these $65 Kate Spade Air Quote Mittens (featured image). [Fashionably Geek]

9. Okay, you guys know that I’m not a fan of the vast majority of dead white male cannon authors. But I frickin adore Thomas Hardy, and I loved, loved, loved Michael Winterbottom’s adaptation of JUDE. So when I found the trailer for TRISHNA, his movie adaptation of Hardy’s TESS OF D’URBERVILLES, set in India and starring Freida Pinto, I was all like, “I’m soooo on board!” But sad news, it doesn’t have a U.S. release date yet. Why, cruel fates???