This week on the bookish internet

  • Sadie Trombetta reminds us that diverse books help shape expectations by explaining why boys need to read about strong female characters. (Bustle)
  • On a related note, Alexandra Sirowy puts in a good word for anti-heroines(Book Riot)
  • Michelle Anne Schingler explains why, sometimes, knowing a little more about the author just ruins everything. (Book Riot)
  • There are authors who plan, authors who just wing it, and authors who do something in between. Akilesh Ayyar gives us a little literary history and shares what some of our favorite authors think about getting started on a novel. (The Millions)
  • Can we all stop arguing about “literally” now? (Usage Notes)

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