Language-related: English has 3000 words for being drunk. Why does this not surprise me?
Book cover design: Top Five Ways to Have an Awful Book Cover. Warning: contains snark.
More on book covers: Delightfully Macabre, Vintage Edgar Allan Poe Book Covers. I wouldn't mind owning some of these.
Discussing a trilogy of books I have been planning to read: Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. It's really just a question of whether I should read the Icelandic translation or if I should try to read the original Norwegian edition.
About food scenes in books: The Best Food Scenes in British Literature, according to one writer.
The book list is NPR's list of great reads published in 2016.