- Blair Beusman spent 12 hours listening to writers read Moby-Dick. The result is this hilarious essay about willpower over Melville’s obsessive cataloging of whales. (LitHub)
- I can’t think of anything better than Crickhowell’s bookstore sponsored “Civilised Sunday.” (Alison Flood, The Guardian)
- I pay attention to book awards because I have to order the winners for my library’s collection, but I really only care about one: Literary Review‘s Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Read the contenders at The Guardian. Winners will be announced 1 December.
- Mariam Tareen reflects on the consequences of scribbling in her books. (Book Riot)
- Pair this post with Dustin Illingworth’s essay in defense of scribbling in books. (The Millions)
- Doreen Carvajal reports on the complicated authorship and copyright ownership of Anne Frank’s diary. (New York Times)