In Our Feeds: NaNoWriMo, Catching Fire frenzy, and "This is Jeopardy!"

Megan Kaesshaefer  //  Nov 15, 2013

In Our Feeds: NaNoWriMo, Catching Fire frenzy, and "This is Jeopardy!"

Every Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

Man, it's been quite a week. In just five days we covered a lot of ground: Tim Gunn and Diane Von Furstenberg schooled us on the importance of math in the fashion industry, our Trade division released their online book preivew for the spring (38 books in 38 minutes!), AND our Storia App was featured on Jeopardy last night. 

On top of all that, add the anticipation for the release of the Catching Fire film (Seven. More. Days!!!!)

Needless to say, we're in near hysterics over here. So let's take five and distract ourselves with some links, shall we?

Worth a watch: here's Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) on Good Morning America —he chats about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and shares a clip.

Lia sent over this article from The New York Times about hotels becoming more bookish. Apparenly hotel libraries are popping up all over the place. Lia has also enlisted in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and updates us on her progress (you can do it, Lia!). These 14 published novels were actually written during NaNoWriMo, so there's hope! 

Mike shared this lovely round up of 26 books that will change the way you see the world (and yes, Harry Potter series is included. Holler). 

Speaking of Harry Potter, Kristen has uncovered the secret for how to order Butterbeer at Starbucks. There's one very close to our office which means I'll be testing this out in about an hour.

I love this cartoon from Michael that illustrates how parents change after one year of parenting. Direct your attention to the last panel—so sweet.

Brittany blew my mind with this article by Fast Company, which explores the latest tech experiement out of MIT's Media Lab: a shapeshifting display you can reach through (kind of like "living clay").

And finally, wouldn't it be great if you could manage your personal collection of books from your iPhone? Nadia found this list of the five apps that help you do just that. 

Happy weekend!