Confessions of a book hoarder – Mark Medley muses in The National Post on a problem I’m sure many of us are familiar with:
My first impression, upon seeing so many new books in one place, is to dive into them headfirst, like Scrooge McDuck into his vault of gold bullions
The Best Alternative Histories – AbeBooks’ list of the top 25 alternative histories in literature. Very US-centered but lots of fun reading ideas.
Best Elizabeth Taylor Biographers and Books to Help You Remember the Great Elizabeth Taylor – only makes me more determined to finally read Furious Love.
David Lodge on HG Wells – HG Wells may not be one of my favourite authors but his personal life is endlessly fascinating.
Children ‘should read 50 books a year’ – why has there been so little discussion about this, at least in our little corner of the blogging world? Is everyone saving this for a thoughtful, weekend post? There are a lot of practical challenges here, obviously library closures being a major concern, but what do you think of the idea itself? I’ve read a view interesting viewpoints (both from noted authors and columnists pondering parental involvement) already but I’d love to hear more from my fellow readers.