This fortnight on the bookish internet

  • You shouldn’t burn books for so many reasons, but here’s another reason if you needed it: you might accidentally burn your house down. (CNN: Be warned that a video plays on page load.)
  • Barbara Dee was told not to talk about her book at an author talk to sixth graders for fear of parental backlash. (Nerdy Book Club)
  • I’ve just added another place to my bucket list: the doomsday library in Svalbard. (Huffington Post)
  • This 400-year-old book is made of feathers! (Atlas Obscura)
  • Matthew Kirschenbaum takes a deep dive into the dark, bewildering world of illegal book downloads. (Public Books)
  • Elizabeth Allen explains the five stages of having overdue library books. With GIFs. (Book Riot)
  • Hannah Smothers writes about yet another book removed from the curriculum because of parental complaints. The target this time is a sweet book about a boy who wears a dress. (Cosmopolitan)
  • Emily Temple does sterling work rounding up the weird and amazing origins of classics. (LitHub)

One thought on “This fortnight on the bookish internet

  1. Love the article from Lit Hub – fascinating stories – especially all the broken ankles. It would be bliss to have six weeks to do nothing but read and write, but I could seriously do without the broken ankle! I reckon these writers maybe had enough inspiration/talent to have written the book come what may….or maybe not?!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s