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Bookmarks: J.K. Rowling tweets, Dr. Seuss raps, and Charles Dickens fights pirates

Bookish links from around the Web:

  • Douglas Coupland really wants you to name his new Toronto park, and Scott Feschuk wants you to name his dog
  • J.K. Rowling is now on Twitter, The Huffington Post reports, but she follows no one and has only three tweets. The billionaire author has 49,570 followers despite the fact that she doesn’t seem to comprehend what a tweet is
  • Dr. Seuss’ Fox in Sox gets the beat box treatment. As Scope Notes says, “If you knew that Dr. Seuss invented the word ‘crunk,’ then this will seem like a natural combination”
  • Charles Dickens: writer, social reformer … pirate fighter? It’s not what you think
  • In honour of Banned Books Week in the U.S., here’s an interactive map of books that have been challenged and banned in a country that prides itself on freedom of speech (apparently, people still have an issue with gay penguins). The American Library Association also has a video to help children understand what Banned Book Week means 
  • The Telegraph finds 50 factual errors in Dan Brown’s best-selling novels