- Reminiscing about beloved children’s books is about the only Proustian journey I can tolerate. Consequently, I loved J. Courtney Sullivan’s article about recreating her childhood library for her own potential children. (The New York Times)
- We are shocked, shocked! to discover that it’s possible to buy one’s way on to the New York Times bestseller list. Read two accounts of this week’s YA tempest in a teapot at The Guardian and The Huffington Post.
- I’ve been in some stupid orthographic arguments*, but I have never argued about the proper spelling of Shakespeare’s name like these students at USC and UCLA. (NPR)
- The Annoyed Librarian has some pointed words about what librarians should do about Nazis. (The Annoyed Librarian)
- Blame Milton for glorifying Satan, not Dr. Mona Prince. (The Telegraph)
- Maegan Donovon wonders if “life-changing” books really do change readers’ lives. (Book Riot)
- Pair with this delightful round up at Lifehacker of tips and tricks readers have learned from fiction.
- And, just for fun, look at these cats who would rather you paid attention to them instead of your book. (Cheezburger)
* I work with catalogers. ‘Nuff said.