I’ve found so many things I love for this weeks addition of book news. In fact, this may be my favorite book news…ever. Even though there’s only been like eight weeks of Newsday Tuesday.
- Norton has a tumblr. This is the first I’m hearing of this. My favorite post of this week was this one.
- Blogging helps teens who suffer from anxiety. (Duh).
- February horoscopes: Newspaper Blackout edition.
- Let me preface this by saying, yes, I follow MuggleNet. And it seems that Harry Potter helps college students study classic literature. It certainly didn’t help me with Jane Austen, but maybe others are experiencing euphoria from classic literature. Personally, I took a whole class (one whole semester) on Chaucer where my teacher spoke Old English (it is another language) and I only realized how dirty he was by the time Wife of Bath came around. I’m clueless.
- I found the holy grail of articles for tumblr. This is a Guide to Literary Tumblrs. I plan to spend entire days perusing this. The best part: NIKKI GEMMEL HAS A NEW BOOK. SHE’S ONLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS EVER IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSE, EVEN PRE-DINOSAUR, HOLY BALLS.
- Earlier this week I finished the latest issue of Creative Nonfiction, of which I have a subscription (it’s wonderful, check it out). And in it, there was an article on the best creative nonfiction in the 20th century. I scoured the internet for you and found just a few of the mentioned ones. Here they are: The Ethics of Living Jim Crow by Richard Wright, Letter from Birmingham Jail by King, Jr., One More to the Lake by E.B. White, and The Fourth State of Matter by Jo Ann Beard.
- Another thing I discovered in Creative Nonfiction is that Augusten Borroughs author of Running with Scissors, is a shitty human-being. I’m almost four years late on this but, read here.
- Franzen on Wharton.
- My memoir professor, Elaine Neil Orr, had two pieces published this week. Driving the Peugeot and Wife’s Fantasy at Mid-life.
- Christopher Baum: How Books Made Me Gay on Huffington Post Blog.
- Chinese author banned in own country.
- Four good reads from National Books Circle Critics Award.
- I just liked the title of this one. E-books v. Books.
- Children’s book trollop to the top in UK library loaned list.
- Why libraries need to focus on popular books from the Library Journal Blog.
- Here are a few of my favorite Grammarian posts/pictures of the week:
And that’s it folks; read, read, read.