53 Movie Scenes of Writer’s Block: Today in Critical Linking

Quite patiently, Ben Watts cut apart and stitched together scenes from 53 films (find a complete list here) showing characters suffering through writer’s block.

This supercut of writer’s block is surprisingly fun…and funny.

Choosing a favorite book was an impossible assignment. There’s simply no way to take a lifetime of reading great books and single out a handful as the most influential in my life.

Take a quick tour of Hillary Clinton’s bookshelves. 

“I was going to relax and read and have this whole time with no pressure. And then bingo – the chance comes along to open a bookshop, and there you go. I guess I like that in my life … To learn something new like this, at 78, makes it all the more exciting.”

Judy Blume’s new career as a bookseller.

Quercus, the British publisher of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, has announced a fifth book in the bestselling line. Quercus will release the novel in the U.K in 2017 and Knopf, the U.S. publisher of the previous Millennium books in the U.S., will release the it in the States. David Lagercrantz, who has written the fourth book in the series, The Girl In The Spider’s Web, will take on the fifth title, codenamed ‘Millennium V.’

Looks like the Millennium trilogy has successfully transitioned to a new author.

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