- Books by Richard Scarry, a favorite author in our house, have been changed in modern editions to reflect more equitable gender roles.
- Favorite novels of the writers of the New York Times Magazine. Each writer polled listed their top five favorite fiction books of all time, and Lolita won as overall favorite. My top five are: Jane Eyre, Middlemarch, Bleak House, Winter’s Tale, and I’m still deciding on the last one. So hard to narrow it down! [via The Sixth Floor]
- One Story Blog‘s Top Ten Short Stories of all time, plus the long list. I’d like to work my way through these.
- “A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered.” Upon the opening of a library in Troy, Michigan, the librarian solicited letters from famous authors that explained to the young patrons why books are so important. E.B. White, quoted above, penned my favorite letter of the bunch. [via Letters of Note]