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A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday Coffee: The Consolation of Books

Here is some good news from the world of reading and books. Did you know that reading calms you down within six minutes? Of course you did!

"Seven Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should be Reading Books" Huffington Post

My new favorite Book Rioter is a 6'7" librarian who has read Blood Meridian about as many times as I've read Middlemarch.

"The Book I Cannot Stop Reading" Book Riot

Alice Munro, the Canadian short story writer, wins the Nobel Prize for literature.

"Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature" New York Times
"A Short Story: What Alice Munro's Nobel Prize Means" Huffington Post UK
"The Story on Thursday: Alice Munro" Bibliophiliac

Please go read my interview with writer Gregory Spatz at The Quivering Pen. I am inordinately happy about this piece!
"The Craft of Story: Interview with Gregory Spatz" The Quivering Pen


The Relentless Reader said...

Love your link! Great post from Josh about Blood Meridian. Have you read his memoir, The World's Strongest Librarian? It's fab!

bibliophiliac said...

Thanks Jennifer, I'm going to scheck this book out!

bibliophiliac said...

Oops, I mean *check*! I looked at some info on Josh, and saw a cute YouTube interview with him and his wife. Can't wait to read his book...