Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!
- Judy Newman, president of Scholastic Book Clubs, sat down with the National Education Association to talk about the importance of independent reading in the classroom and its impact on student achievement.
- A brilliant Muggle on Reddit figured out what Harry Potter money is worth in real life. Long story short, it's crazy expensive to be a part of the wizarding world.
- Facebook's HR chief Lori Goler recommends the business book First, Break All the Rules to all new managers when they start at the company. Definitely add this to your reading list!
- Has reading a book ever caused you to develop a phobia of something? If you answered yes, don’t worry—you’re not alone. BookRiot reporter Karina Glaser created this round-up of 10 books that have given her phobias including Room by Emma Donoghue.
- Quiz time! Can you name these famous novels based on their opening lines?
- One of the great science fiction writers of the 20th century, Octavia E. Butler, kept notes in a private journal throughout her life. The Huntington Library recently published an inspirational note Butler inscribed to herself. “My books will be read by millions of people!” wrote Butler.
- Have you ever wondered what A Wrinkle in Time would look like on a map? Author and illustrator Andrew DeGraff created a 100% hand-painted map illustrating this sci-fi classic.
- In case you missed it, this week J.K. Rowling revealed three new wizarding schools: Mahoutokoro in Japan, Castelobruxo in Brazil and Uagadou on the African continent.