This week on the bookish internet

  • So of course librarians got in on the fun of creating Zoom backgrounds. Make yourself look like the most bookish of the bookish with one of these library backgrounds. (Library Journal)
  • Blair Carpenter looks into the trend of swear-y self-help titles. (Book Riot)
  • Naomi Kritzer’s 2015 story, “So Much Cooking,” was supposed to be fiction. But, like many authors of dystopias lately, it turned out to be distressingly prescient. (Tor)
  • When a suitor wouldn’t take no for an answer, Christina Rossetti wrote a poem to make herself absolutely clear. (LitHub)
  • Every Library (heroes!) is offering grants to librarians in need during the COVID crisis. (Book Riot)
  • The nominees for the Hugo Awards are here! (io9)

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