Bookish news on the web this week - 7 February 2015

Thursday Night Your Stockings Need Mending
Margot Kinberg
Margot looks at how often stockings feature in crime novels. Who'd have thought?

Examining the Wonderful World of Steampunk: Maritime Terrorists, Time Travelers, and Mad Science
Chuck Sambuchino
Last week I reviewed Adam Dreece's steampunk book Along Came A Wolf. Adam's book was my first (but definitely not my last) steampunk read and I had no idea what the genre was about. There is a definition in my review. Here's Chuck Sambuchino's explanation.

The Huge Difference Between What Men And Women Read
Quentin Fotrell on
"Most Americans don’t read fiction, but younger people and women are more likely to."

Reading and Your Health: 6 Long-Term Benefits
Kristeen Cherney, Girl Who Reads
"Reading is often associated as a school requirement. Unfortunately, a large portion of the US population does not read books post-graduation. This means that many of us read less as we get older. While it’s a fact that some of us enjoy reading better than others, it is also a fact that reading benefits everyone at all levels. Aside from pleasure out of a good novel, reading has some surprising benefits to your brain and overall well-being. If you haven’t read a book in a while, now may be the time to add reading to an overall healthy routine."

23 Awesom Mugs Only Book Nerds Will Appreciate
BuzzFeed Books
Love books? Love tea/coffee? Then you'll love these mugs.

From YouTube:

Another of Jen Campbell's excellent vlogs. The "If You Like This ..." Book Tag.

There are more of Jen's vlogs on YouTube:

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