I am a true converted fan of Ree Drummond’s Pioneer Woman cookbooks (the new one is due out soon) and cooking blog. Part of the artistry of her blog is her ability to take excellent photographs of her cooking. I have been pinning so many of her recipes to my Recipes board on Pinterest. I just love Pinterest.
Paulo Coelho is encouraging folks to pirate his books, arguing he actually sells more books when they do.
William Boyd’s article on Vienna at the turn of the 20th century was fascinating reading.
Julian Barnes wrote a short story “The Defence of the Book,” and The Guardian offers a taste.
Flavorwire has a list of 10 Great Science Fiction Books for Girls (driven, of course, by the 50th anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time). My favorite on the list is The Handmaid’s Tale, but I have to admit the list skews older than I thought it would when I followed the link. I think girls might like André Norton’s Outside (out of print, but easy to find second hand), or Lois Lowry’s The Giver (though it has a male protagonist).
Feast your eyes on these gorgeous bookstores.
I loved this post in Better Living Through Beowulf about turning to Austen when you’ve been jilted by your fiancé.