- Hungry for more of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in celebration of its 50th anniversary? "The Vanilla Fudge Room," a chapter edited out of the final version, can be read here.
- I'm a little obsessed with book jacket design. Here, Susan Coll writes about how cover art and writing connect.
- I'm also more than a little obsessed with email spam. Who writes it? What do they want? The Paris Review looks at the sometimes surprisingly poetic results of spambots. My spam is usually just wondering if I "feel fatter-than-ever." Not very poetic.
- I know a lot of people think destroying books is blasphemy. But how can it be blasphemy when it's so beautiful!
(Book Sculpture by Guy Laramee)