This week on the bookish internet

  • Most of the bookish news from Russia is awful, but here’s a nice story about Catherine the Great‘s library. (Wonders & Marvels)
  • Stanley Donwood made a bet with his publisher (for five pounds) to write a 150,000 novel in a month. He writes about four weeks cranking out pulp. (LitHub)
  • Adam Kirsch and Anna Holmes ponder on the question of whether it’s possible to read a book incorrectly. (New York Times)
  • Bryan Kozlowski deciphers some of the mysterious names in Charles Dickens‘s novels. (LitHub)
  • Nisi Shawl wrote a thorough history of African American science fiction. (Fantastic Stories)
  • Sarah Begley looks at banned books lists, past and present, to see what used to bother people and what bothers people today. (TIME)
Advertisements