A collection of all the pretty, but mostly bizarre, covers for Harry Potter around the world. Italy wins the prize for most absurd. Is Harry the Rat King? Are his friends merely pawns? It's an Italian mystery.
An interesting study in the ongoing feud between print and digital readers. (Point: Print.)
George R. R. Martin knows how The Game of Thrones will end. And he's noted that a few fans do as well. Are you one of them? What's your theory?
Not into football but feel the need to compete? Perhaps you'll enjoy Fantasy Football, if you will, with authors. An author on your dream team publishes a novel? Great, 10 points. Your author goes to jail? Better, 20 points.
Have you noticed the bizarre marketing trend of releasing entire an line of nail polish to go along with your YA-dystopian-booked-based movie? You will now.
Bastion of literary grandeur The New Yorker has opened its doors to the masses for the summer. Web-doors, that is. The magazine is removing its paywall till the end of the summer, so read on! To get you started, here's a list of some of the best New Yorker fiction from recent years.
Do you miss your friends Harry, Hermione and Ron? Good news! J.K. Rowling penned a short piece in the voice of the endlessly obnoxious Rita Skeeter as she catches up with the wizard pals, now in their early 30s.
Speaking of loving Harry Potter, this video perfectly captures the habits of YA readers, ok? Ok.
The talented Zadie Smith wrote an essay that diagnoses me, everyone in this office and probably you with pathological reader syndrome.
Harper Lee has agreed to release To Kill a Mockingbird in eBook form. In a statement through her publisher HarperCollins, she says, “I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries. I am amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long. This is Mockingbird for a new generation."
In Norway, an art project is making very, very slow progress. A forest was planted, and in 100 years, that forest will become a unique type of library. That's is quite the long-term literary art piece!
Who's excited for the release of Mockingjay in November? This teaser gave me chills!