What books are you reading this week? Right now, I'm working on Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart and Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe.
If you're looking for something shorter to peruse, here are some of the best things I've stumbled across on the web during the past 10 days or so. Most of them are current articles. A couple of them are great reads from the past that I came across while doing research. And one them is mostly just a collection of jaw-dropping photos. Enjoy!
- Book Riot: "In Praise of Neat and Tidy Bookstores" by Peter Damien
- Tavistock Books: "A Brief History of Propaganda"
- The Appendix: "Darwin's Children Drew All Over the On The Origin of Species Manuscript" by Benjamin Breen
- The Dissolve: "The broken-down grace of Bill Murray" by Nathan Rabin
- Smithsonian Magazine: "Why Carl Sagan is Truly Irreplaceable" by Joel Achenbach
- My Inside Voices: "Storytelling as magic and magic as storytelling" by Susan Jennings
- Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence: "A review of Her by Ray Kurzweil"
- A.V. Club: Fascinating 2009 interview in which author John Crowley discusses his novel Little, Big
- The Atlantic: "The Sad, Perfect End of Kim Yu-na's Figure-Skating Reign" by Bryan Armen Graham
- Scouting New York: "The 1930s Bus Station Hidden In A Times Square Hotel"
- Quirk Books: "Five Fantastic Book Barns (and Book Cats!) of the Northeast" by Brian Morell
- Daily Mail: "PHOTO GALLERY: Surreal seascape revealed by the storms: Ancient oaks and pines from 5,000-year-old forest rise as Welsh beach is washed away"