Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Object Lesson (“For many of us, our book collections are, in at least one major way, tantamount to our children—they are manifestations of our identity, embodiments of our selfhood; they are a dynamic interior heftily externalized, a sensibility, a worldview defined and objectified.”)
- NSA Publishes Children’s Coloring Book (“That this is propaganda is so obvious it insults the intelligence of anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of what the NSA and propaganda are.”)
Hates Loathes Lawyers
- An man on trial for alleged attacking his lawyer during a jailhouse meeting attacked his new lawyer in the courtroom this week.
- Imagining a world without libraries
- Or you could enjoy beach libraries
- Jorge Luis Borges’ “Library of Babel” now exists, at least online
- Minneapolis/St. Paul: the most literate city in America
- Post-apocalyptic books have a brighter future than their subject
- Bookish Lists: May Day lit; best books on Ethiopia; great reads in translated books; 5 “bucket list” books
Books are not collections of paper, they’re invitations to different worlds. And being in a bookstore is like getting a passport.
Jon Acuff, “Why I Fell Back In Love With Bookstores“