5 links on a Friday #7

Don't read this if you have an obsessive need to keep your books pristine:
We Need To Talk About Beating Up Your Books.
I am a spine-cracker. What do you do to your books? 

Glorious bindings:
365 Bindings. This bookbinder set out on a challenge to make 365 books. 

Humorous "scientific" article about National Geographic magazine: 
National Geographic, the Doomsday Machine (in The Journal of Irreproducible Results).
Not just an article, in fact, but a rebuttal and commentary as well.

Reader are more empathetic, according to science:
That title needs some work, I think, but the studies discussed are interesting. 

Book list: 
10 Fascinating Books About Living In A Foreign Country.
I've only read two of these, so I have something to look forward to.


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