This week on the bookish internet

  • Cats and bookstores go together like tea and rainy afternoons. (LitHub)
  • Andreea Scridon went to the University of East Anglia’s International Summer School for Literary Translation. (Asymptote Journal)
  • Mark Twain hated his typewriter. (Moby Lives)
  • Dr. Tiffany Watt Smith reflects on the agony and the ecstasy of schadenfreude. (LitHub)
  • This list of 27 rare English words renews my love for the language. I plan to start using #3 a lot. (Buzzfeed)
  • Alice Nuttall writes in praise of the Susan Pevensies of literature: practical characters who pack a lunch before heading off on an adventure and take sensible boots. (Book Riot)
  • Kristen Arnett is thankful for how being a librarian has helped her become more virtuous. (LitHub)
  • I like Laura Frey’s rules for readers a lot more than Jonathan Franzen’s rules for writers. (Reading in Bed)

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