Welcome to Huki Links – a biweekly post highlighting some of our favorite literary links and more 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!

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Links covering the time frame of October 10 – 25, 2012*

Self Love

-We review One Boy, No Water by Lehua Parker. The first book in the middle reader “Niuhi Shark Saga” series. [HBB]

-Review of a new hardcover comic book for grade school children: The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson. [HBB]

-Here’s a new keiki book about a traditional local custom: the baby lūʻau! It’s Baby Dinosaur’s Lūʻau in Hawaiʻi by Leslie Ann Hayashi. [HBB]

-Our very own Misty Sanico (@mistysanico) reviews Audrey Sutherland’s Alaskan kayak adventure memoir Paddling North for the paper. [Honolulu Star-Advertiser] *requires subscription to read

Hawaii Literary

-A review of Bamboo Ridge #100 by Wanda Adams of the paper. [Star-Advertiser] *requires subscription

-Check out these upcoming events for Frances H. Kakugawa and Wordsworth the Poet in Hawaii! [Frances Kakugawa’s Blog]

-Interview with Sue Cowing, author of You Will Call Me Drog (read our review). Plus book trailer! [Female First]

-A cool write-up of associate professor in English Mark Panek, the author of several excellent books including an HBB favorite, Big Happiness. [Keaohou]

-Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, Bullish on Charley Memminger’s Novel ‘Aloha, Lady Blue,’ to Send Advanced Copy to President. [Hawaii Reporter]

-Cookbook Review: The Blue Tomato by Alan Wong with Arnold Hiura. [StarChefs.com]

-An interview with Professor Isaiah Walker, author of Waves of Resistance (read our review). [Raynor Surf]

-Special deal on local sci-fi writer Linda Nagata’s novelette Nahiku West. [Book View Cafe]

-Bob Holman & R. Zamora Linmark rock the classrooms of UHM. [Tinfish Editor’s Blog]

-A look at local author Kiana Davenport’s new Civil War-era novel The Spy Lover. [Historical Novel Review]

-Savant Books Announces Release of Laurie Hanan’s Novel, “Almost Paradise” in Multi-eBook Formats. [PR.com]

-Hear and see Julia Flynn Siler talk about her book Lost Kingdom in San Francisco. [YouTube]

-New Catalog Available at UH Press for Hawaii and the Pacific 2013. [UH Press Blog]

-This person compiled a list of Hawaiʻi books to help with genealogy research. [Nutfield Genealogy]

-Check out all of the great upcoming literary events happening at Native Books/Nā Mea Hawaiʻi at Ward Warehouse. [Newsletter]

-Book preserves kupuna’s memories. Aloha ‘Aina: Big Island Memories. [Hawaii Tribune-Herald]

-A book review of Haole Wood by Dee DeTarsio. [BlogCritics]

-Vote for “Best New Hawaii Book (published in 2012)” in HAWAII Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards. [HAWAII Mag]

-Local artist Tammy lets us know about the 14th Annual SCWBI Winter Conference in New York. [Tammy Yee]

General Literary

-National Novel Writing Month begins in less than a week. Have you signed up yet? [NaNoWriMo]

-The Kindergarten Cannon: 100 Must Read Books for Young Children. [Flypaper]

-Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels. [the guardian]

-A Highbrow Halloween Reading List. [Flavorwire]

-After Fury Over 2010 Peace Prize, China Embraces Nobel Selection. [New York Times]

-Malapropisms: the Pineapple of Linguistic Errors. [Slate]

-10 Haunted Libraries of the US. [OEDb]

-Oyster gets $3M to become the Spotify of books. [GigaOm]

-Most Unfilmable Books: Readers Pick the Winner. [The Daily Beast]

-10 Writers Every Man Should Read. [Made Man]

-Author James Patterson’s Ten Favorite Detectives. [The OC Register]

-Introducing Time of Honor by Margo Sorenson. HBB reviewed Sorenson’s Hawaii-set Island Danger back in September. [C.K. Volnek]

-Self-publishing sees massive growth. [the guardian]

-Why the boom in self-publishing is a mixed blessing. [Page Views]

-The Changing Meaning of Indie Publisher. [Lee & Low Books]

-The Seven Deadly Sins in Literature. [Flavorwire]

-Who was Herman Melville? Well, he did work as a clerk in Hawaii for four months. [IBN Live]

-Bruce Coville’s 13 Rules for Writers. [Stories are Good Medicine]

-The demographics of Middle Earth. [LOTR Project]

Non-Literary Links

-Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout in the country, and these guys are campaigning to get us involved. [CNN]

-This is a pretty in-depth political quiz that will match you with all the Presidential candidates plus any Senate races. [I Side With…]

-Your Halloween Guide 2012 for Honolulu. [Honolulu Weekly]

-Experts say the Easter Island statues (moai) ‘walked’ into their famous line-up. [the guardian]

-Diggin’ it. One fan’s Giant labor of love: Retired grandfather creates replica of old Giants Stadium. [NJ.com]

-11 Delicious Wu-Tang Foods. [BuzzFeed]

-Speaking of Wu-Tang, peep this: ‘For RZA, Hip-Hop Was Just a Prelude to Kung-Fu’ [New York Times]

-Alfred Shaheen’s influence beyond the Hawaiian shirt. [LA Times]

-Diet soda is doing these 7 awful things to your body. [TODAY]

-Yep, the cool cats from ‘Mad Men’ were recently spotted here in Hawaiʻi. [EW] [gn_divider /]

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*some exceptions to the date range may apply