Welcome to Huki Links – highlighting some of the best literary links 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!


Links covering the week August 16 – 22, 2011*:


-Yes, if you missed the first week of our Huki-Links, here they are!  This will be a weekly feature, so we won’t pimp it again after this week.  [Hawaii Book Blog]

-Hawaii books at Borders have now dropped to 40% off! Our video shows the shelves full of tons of quality books still available.  [Hawaii Book Blog]

-This week, ʻŌlelo gave us the Hawaiian word for “sneeze” and how to say the equivalent of “bless you.” [ʻŌlelo of the Day]

@OlelooftheDay was listed under “Interesting Tweeps” for MauiTime’s first ever Book of Lists. [MauiTime]

-Don’t forget to consistently check our Shop for updates on our excellent line of local book and Hawaiian language T-shirts.  [Hawaii Book Blog]

-We have a Goodreads group for those of you who are active on that network. Check us out… [Goodreads]

-Follow us on Twitter at the following accounts:  @HawaiiBookBlog, @OleloOfTheDay, @mistysanico, @redunk808

Hawaii literary links

-Last day to enter Mutual Publishing’s “Back 2 School” giveaway contest.  Just comment on Facebook about your child going back to school in Hawaii.  [Mutual Publishing (Facebook)]

-Check out the Best of Literary in 2011 as voted on by The Honolulu Weekly readers.  [Honolulu Weekly]

-Hawaii-based author Paul M. Kramer’s new book Maggie Goes on a Diet generating a lot of controversy on the ‘net. [ABC News] [KHON2] [HNN]

-First Book-Oahu lists some keiki book reads, featuring our review of Noodles for Baby.  [First Book-Oahu]

-Episode 9 of Neil Tepper’s The Creativity Salon titled ‘A Writer’s Life’ and featuring author Rebecca Cantrell. [Youtube]

-New nook book set in Hawaii: Small Island by Anthony Pignataro.  Also available from Amazon.  [Barnes & Noble]

-Amazing online resource, the Hawaiian Electronic Library. [Ulukau]

-Blog post includes the upcoming fall schedule for the M.I.A. Art & Literary Series – best Literary Event per Honolulu Weekly readers! [M.I.A. Art & Literary Series]

-New book trailer from Outskirts Press: Hawaiian Sunrise to Sunet by Randall Ng. [Youtube]

-Maui author tells her story, For the Sake of Louise. [The Maui News]

-New Hawaii novel released: Acts of God While on Vacation by Richard Tillotson [Honolulu Magazine]

-The Descendants starring George Clooney (and based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings), to close New York Film Festival [ArtsBeat – NYT Blog]

General literary links

-Two librarian’s share books in their branch’s collection which they find questionable and amusing to maintain in a current library, to often hilarious results. [Awful Library Books]

-Free book from Kindle owners: 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake from various contributors such as Yoko Ono and Barry Eisler. [Amazon]

-The Top Ten Books That Influenced J.R.R. Tolkien. [The Book Lady’s Blog]

-If you ever need to read Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, here you go.  [Higher Intellect]

-Winter is Coming Calvin… [Nerd Approved]

-Michiko Kakutani will not give up “limn.” [The New York Times]

-Obama’s Book Club – Every book he’s read since the last campaign. [The Daily Beast]

-Literary Mixtape: Tigger [Flavorwire]

Hawaii (non-literary)

-Save the Date: Mai Poina Historical Walking Tours of events leading up to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom starting 9/4 and continuing 9/9 and 9/10. [Center for Biographical Research (Facebook)]

General (non-literary)

-My favoritest thing ever. [Youtube] [gn_divider]

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*some exceptions to the date range may apply