This week on the bookish internet

  • Bibliokept offers a list of 99 excuses to give if someone asks you why you didn’t read their novel. It is hilarious. (Biblioklept)
  • M. Sophia Newman describes how literature can help us cope with the very worst experiences, even in war time. (LitHub)
  • Alison Flood reports on the growing use of bibliotherapy in Britain. (The Guardian)
  • Speaking of Britain, library users recently occupied a library in London slated for closure. Demi, a library volunteer, explains why. (The Guardian)
  • Our to-read piles are huge, ambitious, and probably impossible to get through. Amanda Diehl offers some advice for making the list more manageable. (Book Riot)
  • Sara Nović and Esmé Weijung Wang offer two takes on the limits of language and the experience of not being able to understand. Nović writes about her three languages: English, Croatian, and American Sign Language. Wang writes about deliberate not translating the Chinese in her novel. (LitHub)

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