salinger• BuzzFeed posted a collection of fun photos of famous authors when they were o-so-young.

• Cookbooks aren't just for the kitchen. Bee Wilson at Page-Turner discusses The Pleasures of Reading Recipes.

• What do Jane Austen and Kelly Clarkson have in common? A ring—and it's causing quite a kerfuffle.

• Check out this eloquent account of how a woman with anosmia (lacking a sense of smell) found olfactory enlightenment through reading books.

• Even though we will have to wait three long years, we're still really excited to hear that a collection of Roald Dahl's letters will be coming out in 2016.

• The August 5 issue of The New Yorker features a never-before-published story by Shirley Jackson, "Paranoia." You have to be a subscriber to read it. But everyone can read this interesting interview with Jackson's son, Laurence Jackson Hyman.

• If you're hankering for a totally engrossing read that's also quirky, check out Pulitzer Prize-winner Adam Johnson's short story, "Nirvana," over on Esquire.

• Two words: LEGO librarians.


• Yesterday was Herman Melville's birthday. Die-hard fans—yes, we do exist—can test their knowledge of all things Melville by taking Jacket Copy's fun quiz.

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