Bookish Web Content Week of May 11

15 May 2015

Check out neat things that came up on the Internet this week for book lovers!

A History of Pen Names

Did you know that Dr. Seuss has published the most books under a pseudonym? Ever wondered why authors tend to go by pseudonyms? Check out this infographic by printerinks which showcases a lot of fascinating facts. Read More ↦

JK Rowling Isn’t Tolerating Bullies on Twitter Anymore

Speaking of pseudonyms, JK Rowling is not tolerating people crossing personal lines anymore. “It isn’t always fun being a famous woman on Twitter and I believe in standing up to bullies.” Her best tweet to date… Read More ↦

A Collection Of Library Barcode Fails

Sticking barcodes onto library books can help books cross genres! Beware: following through to the original link results in some NSFW content. Read More ↦

Rate the books you read

We’re intrigued by this service from Readgeek, currently in beta, that “uses statistics and some calculations to find out what books you would like.”Read More ↦

The Similarities Between England’s Wars of the Roses and the Battle for the Crown in ‘Game of Thrones’

Fans of George R.R. Martin’s may be interested in this TED-Ed lesson that highlights the similarities between history in Westeros and actual history in Europe.Read More ↦