Looking for bookish links? We’ve got them! Enjoy these stories we’ve found in the last few weeks:
- Claire Messud asserts that “if you’re reading to find friends, you’re in deep trouble.”
- Project Bookmark Canada is placing “bookmarks” (large ceramic plaques) with text from Canadian stories and poems in the exact physical locations where the literary scenes take place, helping Canadians read their way across the landscape.
- Sasha Weiss writes for the New Yorker Page-Turner Blog about how the Oxford English Dictionary has been crowdsourcing definitions and quotations long before “crowdsourcing” was ever in the dictionary.
- Tobias Buckell ponders what happens as a book blogger when our voracious reading inevitably changes us as a reader, and therefore as a writer.
- Smart posts on The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins from Litlove at Tales from the Reading Room and Nic at Eve’s Alexandria.
- The trailer for the film version of As I Lay Dying isn’t funny enough. It should seem like a Coen Brothers film.
- Amy at My Friend Amy on how our TBR lists reflect the person we want to be.