- Kendra Winchester asks us all to be considerate of readers with disabilities. And stop saying audiobooks don’t count! (Book Riot)
- Jason Christian reports on the movement to get cops out of libraries. (In These Times)
- Audrey Clare Farley wonders why anti-Islam memoirs of female suffering are so common in Western literature, when compared to more nuanced books about Muslim women—and the consequences of that pervasive narrative. (The New Republic)
- Aisling Twomey looks into the history of the lost golden library of the czars. (Book Riot)
- Petra Mayer reports on NPR’s survey to find readers’ favorite science fiction and fantasy of the past decade. (NPR)
- If nothing else, this list of the most widely translated books from every country in the world would make a fantastic guide for anyone who wants to read their way around the world. (Book Riot)
- Alyssa Shotwell calls out readers and publishers who promote “merit-based” selection, which often just reinforce lopsided representation or, you know, racism. (The Mary Sue)
I recently shared a story about a ransom for reviews scam on Goodreads, which generated some discussion in the comments about alternatives. Today, I read this article about The Story Graph on The Mary Sue. I’m going to give the platform a whirl. It doesn’t have the social elements, but I like the look of their reading stats. I’ll report back in a couple of weeks.