This week on the bookish internet

  • Do you need to pare down your book collection but don’t know how to do it? Peter Derk has 22 off-the-wall methods to get rid of books. (LitReactor)
  • Look at these incredible painted medieval books at Yale’s Beinecke library. (YaleNews)
  • Carrie V. Mullins wonders about book awards and questions whether we still need the Nobel Prize for Literature. (Electric Literature)
  • These pans of classic books from the New York Times‘ book reviews are brutal—except for the one for Lolita, which is absolutely correct.
    • And you can get a second dose of hatchet jobs from Book Marks. I have been savoring these slowly, reading only a few at a time, because they are pretty strong fare.
  • Emily Temple has cogent thoughts about Jack Kerouac’s bewildering advice for writers. (LitHub)
  • Laura Marie writes in praise of chef’s memoirs, which I also adore even if they make me very peckish. (Book Riot)

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