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“Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.” ― Charlaine Harris

It's Friday, which means it's time for Link Love, where I share some of my favorite bookish articles and blogs from the past week.

Happy reading!

Bookriot has rounded up a number of magical locations for avid Harry Potter fans around Scotland and England. Time for some day-dreaming:-)

Literary Tourism: A Magical Harry Potter Guidebook to Scotland and England

Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy just did a post about her favorite Jane Austen retellings. I am picky when it comes to new takes on my favorite classics, but she has listed a few good ones here and some I have not read but would like to, like Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld.

7 Favorite Jane Austen Retellings

Just in time for holiday shopping, Purewow Books has published a fun list of gifts for book lover. Time to throw around some not-so-subtle hints, bookworms!

The Best Gifts for book Lovers

Continuing with a holiday theme, they also offer some recommendations for short books to read over Thanksgiving, if you need to snatch a few moments of peace and quiet:-) Exit West and A Christmas Carol get my vote. Happy Holidays!

Short Books to Read Over Thanksgiving

Amazon has acquired the rights to bring The Lord of the Rings to TV, and though it's not certain yet, I imagine they wouldn't make the investment if they didn't expect the project to go through. I feel rather protective of the original trilogy of films and am not sure I like the thought of it being turned into a TV series now. NPR has a few humorous thoughts how the project might progress...

10 Great, Perfect, Solid-Mithril Ideas for 'Lord of the Rings' TV Spin-offs