boneseason• NBC's Today show announced that they're starting a new book club, with Samantha Shannon's debut, The Bone Season, as the inaugural selection. Will you be joining in?

• Open Culture shared a recording of Nabokov reading a chapter from Lolita.

• If you're a true word nerd, you're welcome for this article from The Atlantic about how and when editors decide which words to take out of the dictionary.

troubleddaughters• Over at Salon, Sarah Weinman (left) discusses her new book, Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, an anthology of vintage tales that blazed the trail for books like Gone Girl and The Silent Wife.

• Which characters do you think are missing from Flavorwire's list of literature's most unreliable narrators?

• BuzzFeed's opening-lines quiz spells fun for any bibliophile—though consider yourself forewarned that the results may be a bit humbling.

• Raise your hand if you wouldn't mind getting lost in this maze? (via)

citylights• Bustle rustled together this list of 10 of the best indie bookstores. How many have you visited?

• Have you submitted your photo to Bookshelfie?

• And, finally, can we figure out a way to clone this guy?

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