OK, BuzzFeed, you got us—this list of literary jokes make us lol and groan at all the plays on words. Check out the link for an especially great one about King Midas and Oedipus, and click through our morning roundup for black superheroine podcasts and literary adaptations out the wazoo.
- From American Gods to The Handmaid’s Tale, Electric Literature lists the literary TV adaptations they’re most looking forward to this year.
- Did you know that many of J.K. Rowling’s “fantastic beasts” have their origins in illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages? Let the British Library take you on a tour of medieval bestiaries.
- And speaking of fantastic creatures, K.A. Applegate looks back on Animorphs for the 20th (!) anniversary of the series.
- Author Theodora Goss is the 2016-17 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellow, working on a book about Ursula K. Le Guin.
- Misty Knight’s Uninformed Afro podcast will examine black superheroines including its namesake and Storm, as well as newcomers like Riri Williams.
- Did you share some of your 2017 reading goals with us earlier this week? If you’re going the 52-books-a-year route, one Redditor has created a handy, printable chart for hitting all those bases.
- In fact, you can get started with io9’s list of January SFF must-reads.