Here’s what I found bookish & interesting on my tour around the Internet this week:
Art from Scholastic.
The Guardian’s Philip Hensher had some thoughtful things to say about reading: This should be a golden age for readers, but it feels like the end of days
I was particularly interested in Mr. Hensher’s assertion that even reading 15 books a year has a positive impact on your life. A mere 15 books, people! Since I intend to do way better than that (I read 62 books in 2013), I’ve already signed up for Savvy Readers’ 50 Book Pledge. It’s easy to use and a wonderful way to see what you’ve read.
Speaking of seeing what you read…
If you are a book voyeur, you need to follow Savidge Reads regular feature Other People’s Bookshelves Simon lets people share their reading lives via their impressive bookshelves and it’s always fascinating.
I am not ashamed (okay, maybe I’m a teensy bit ashamed) to admit that I can’t wait to watch this remake of Flowers in the Attic. Teenagers of a certain age devoured this book (come on, admit it!) and this remake looks a bazillion times better than the 1987 movie.
On this day in literary history:
Albert Camus, author of The Plague, was killed in a car accident near Sens in 1960.
And a recommendation:
If you haven’t already discovered her blog, I highly recommend The Perpetual Page-Turner. Jamie updates regularly with interesting (and often interactive) content. If you are a book-lover, she’s definitely one to follow.