Welcome to Huki Links – highlighting some of our favorite literary links and more over the past week from across the ‘net!  For more about Huki-Links, check out our inaugural post.

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Links covering the week of July 23 – July 30, 2012*

Self Love

-We review If You Were A Superhero in Hawaii, a new BeachHouse board book illustrated by Jon J. Murakami. [HBB]

Hawaii Literary

-Dave Thorne, ‘father of Hawaiian cartooning,’ dies.  [CBR]

-Pretty cool: Photograph all the public libraries on Oahu.  [Not by reason]

-Read a free excerpt of Last Lawyer Standing, the latest book in Don Corleone’s Kevin Corvelli series. [macmillan]

-Drawing Inspiration From Real Life with Toby Neal. [Finding Bliss]

-News and event info on new book Why Smart People Do the Same Dumb Things by Rosalie K. Tatsuguchi, Ph.D.  [Watermark Publishing Blog]

-Pat Sajak writes cover blurb for Charles Memminger’s Aloha, Lady Blue.  [Hawaii Reporter]

-Maui Author Explores Psychological Awakening.  [Maui Weekly]

-Interview and Giveaway with Margo Sorenson, author of new book Island Danger.  [Deb A Marshall]  Plus a bonus review: [Newport Beach Indy]

-‘Ukulele Heroes’ take center stage in Ian Whitcomb’s new book. [KPCC]

-Youth Speaks Hawai’i: Meet the Future.  [Vortex Zine]

-UCSC researcher Terrie Williams publishes book to raise awareness about endangered species (Hawaiian monk seal). [The Herald]

General Literary

-The 2012 Man Booker Prize Longlist was recently announced.  Are your faves on it? [TheManBookerPrize]

-Book Shirts: Can You Guess the Literary Reference?  [HuffPost]

-40 Favorite Books of Famous People.  [ShortList]

-Literary labours lent: The uncertain economics of lending virtual books. [The Economist]

-The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list.  In case you forgot.  [the guardian]

-7 Great Books Written by College Undergraduates.  [Before It’s News]

-How to Eat Like Your Favorite Authors.  [Flavorwire]

-I Hate This Book So Much: A Meditation by Lev Grossman.  [TIME]

-Colson Whitehead’s ‘How to Write,’ in eleven simple rules. [NYT]

-The 6 Most Important Sci-Fi Ideas (Were Invented by a Hack). [Cracked]

-How Novelists Can Keep Track of Details. [Books & Such]

-A 1994 video introduces the idea of the e-reader, complete with demo!  [The Atavist]

-Your tour guide to unexplored literary territory: Book Riot’s ‘Start Here’ to sample 25 authors. [PAGEVIEWS]

-Your Guide to Reading, Writing, and Publishing Young Adult Literature (interactive map). [YA Highway]

-Why social media isn’t the magic bullet for self-epublished authors. [the guardian]

-Hey Writer!  What’s Your Brand? [Open Salon]

-JK Rowling is building Hogwarts-style treehouses in her back yard. [io9]

-Literary Ink: Famous Authors and Their Tattoos.  [Flavorwire]

-Errbody was talking about it: The 6-minute trailer for Cloud Atlas based on the David Mitchell novel. [Apple]

Non-Literary Links

-Interesting. Bloggers Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Pics on Your Blog – My Story [Roni Loren]

-The 25 Worst Video Games of the Past 25 Years. [Complex]

-25 Iconic Olympic Photographs.  [Complex]

-The 30 Coolest Alternative Movie Posters.  [ShortList]

-Five guys take same photo for 30 years.  [CNN]

-Are you a dude, and you like food? Then you might like this site.  [Dude Foods]

-On Reporting What Matters In The Aurora ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Tragedy. [UPROXX]

-Thousands without polling place on election day. [KHON2]

-I love this site. It shows all the Criterion collection films currently streaming on Netflix.  [Streaming Criterions]

-This is mostly here for my benefit: 25 Must See Music Documentaries. [Flavorwire]


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