2. Paul Holdengraber is making conversation come alive at the New York Public Library. Can something similar help revive other libraries? I sure wish they would do something similar in my city. Not that anyone would come to this city, but if they did people would show up in droves.
3. I loved this slideshow about the love stories of 10 intellectual couples throughout history. My favorite to read about were Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz.
4. Beth Kephart wrote about her discussion with teens on why some teens do not read YA. I can't say I blame them. While I have grown to love YA in the past couple of years, I have also been aware that many YA books talk down to their intended audience. These students had even more reasons.
5. Listverse has 10 Deleted Chapters that Transformed Famous Books. I have to say I skipped some of the ones I had not read, but for those whose endings wouldn't be spoiled, whoa. Who knew?
6. Is it wrong that I totally laughed at these Literary Puns?
7. BBC News analyzes Americans' infatuation with Jane Austen. As if it needs explanation. Speaking of Jane, check out The Guardian's 10 best Austen characters- in pictures.
8. The Brothers Grimm have even more tales? Apparently so.
9. Amanda Nelson at Book Riot's Perfumes Inspired by Dead Writers is not only hilarious, but spot on.
10. I am a huge fan of Book Pickings. Check out this Literary Geography circa 1933 and also their homage to Anton Chekov with his 8 Qualities of Cultured People.
11. If you like modern-style bookcases, you will love these collected on dornob.com.