- This one is brand new: Steve McCurry has a photo book out with photos of people around the world reading. A BBC article showcases some of them.
- This case of library fraud is both funny and sad.
- Then there was the woman who decided to only read Danielle Steel novels for a month. Big mistake. Just like another famous bestselling romance author, Nora Roberts, Steel is best read with enough time between books so that you get hazy enough on the details to not notice the formulas and overused tropes too much. That said, I love Nora Roberts and have read a considerable part of her oeuvre, while I have only ever finished two Danielle Steele novels (and given up on a couple more).
- I bet you can tick off several of these without even reading the article: 10 Reasons Why People Who Read A Lot Are More Likely To Be Successful.
- A meditation on customer service: Bookselling in the 21st Century: “Why Even Shop Local?”
Not about books:
- I also found this fascinating video on the BBC website: Courtship dance of the sea dragons.
- I find this incredibly relaxing, but only over a short time: Customised cat purr generator.
No Friday Links post would be complete without a book list: Top 10 dictionaries according to The Guardian.
Just one more:
I came across this book at the EST Translation Congress in Aarhus, Denmark, last September, and really regret not buying it, because it was available there at a discount. I am decidedly not going to buy it because it is EXPENSIVE, but I would love to read it.
I might try for an interlibrary loan, or I maybe I'll try to mooch it off my colleague who did buy a copy.