Dana Lee shares her bookish habits/rituals. I wish I was more interesting reader having read the list. I just plunk myself on the coach, wait to get covered in cats (3 seconds, tops), and read until I need to get up to go to the bathroom. (Book Riot)
Jo Lou asked a bunch of book designers about covers they rejected and the ones they accepted. (Electric Literature)
Erin Barnett asked other librarians about whether or not we lend books to people. It turns out that we’re surprisingly stingy most of the time—or maybe not so surprising in light of the fact that we know what people to do books they borrow. (Electric Literature)
Stuart Kells shares the story of how Aboriginal oral literatures were studied and misrepresented (and misunderstood) by Westerners. This sentence might sound a little dry, but it’s fascinating. If nothing else, I learned that Bruce Chatwin was kind of an asshole. (LitHub)
So it turns out there’s a centuries’ long history of hating poetry. (The Baffler)
The LitHub staff list the fictional houses they would like to live in/visit. I disagree with most of it. I read some of House of Leaves and I don’t even like being in the same room as a copy of the book; there’s no way in hell I would want to stay in that house.