This fortnight on the bookish internet

After having the family descend upon me for a reunion last weekend, I’m finally getting on top of this blog again. (Love you, guys!)

  • Mark O’Connell wittily ponders why some readers choose to put themselves through the monumental task of reading very long books. (The Millions)
  • Matt Grant writes about a topic near and dear to my heart: worrying about making book recommendations. (Book Riot)
  • Thomas Keneally, Rivka Galchen, and Anna Holmes recently took on the question of cultural appropriation in fiction. (The GuardianThe New York Times)
  • Saskia Lacey takes a stab at listing 50 recent novels that might become classics. Naturally, I disagree with quite a bit of it. (B&N Reads)
  • Daniel Jose Ruiz reminisces about his love for Brian Jacques’ Redwall series. (Los Angeles Review of Books)
  • Danuta Kean reports on PEN International’s efforts to help writers who’ve been displaced, censored, or persecuted. (The Guardian)
  • John Gibbs reveals that stocking a bookstore can be an existential and frustrating experience. (LitHub)
  • Kristen Twardowski has tips for reading while walking. (Book Riot)
  • James Reith relates the strange practices of Tunglið, an Icelandic press that has turned publishing into performance art. (The Guardian)
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