The Book Riot (brought to you by The Reading Ape). This new project has started strong with things like:
“Books We ‘Like’: Uncollected Thoughts on Facebook and Reading”
“Reading Pathways: Toni Morrison” (A regular feature that will suggest a three-book reading sequence for becoming acquainted with an author. I like the idea and the start.)
Other favorites of the week:
“Mistakes Are Made (but Using the Passive Isn’t One of Them)” (Lingua Franca)
For a timely article on the place of dueling in Russian life and literature: “Dueling in Russia: Myth, Veracity, and Literature” (The Millions)
Keep hitting refresh at Interpolations for Number One on his list of favorite opening lines. Tolstoy, Dickens, Bradbury, and Faulkner took positions five through two. My favorite would be: “Maman died today.” The Stranger by Camus.