Happy Friday! How are you holding up? It’s been hotter than blazes in our neck of the woods; or, in the words of Jane Austen, What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. So true. Really, we’ve no recourse but to grab an ice cold beverage, find a cool spot, and hole up with a good book. I think I’ll start with Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman. Have you read it? Did you like it? Wait, don’t tell me–I’m immensely excited to read it and I don’t want to be disappointed.
With that, a few bits of bookish news . . .
It’s official: Penguin Random House announced their merger. Thank goodness they didn’t just throw together a new logo!
This week Kafka would have celebrated his 130th birthday. The Huff Post Books posted a heart-wrenching excerpt of a letter from Kafka to his father.
Who, in the world, spends the most time reading? Funny you should ask . . .
The Guardian is asking for quotes from books or plays that relates to a specific time for their Literary Clock (to be debuted at the Edinburgh international books festival).
We love it when we find something we never knew was lost–especially when that something is a manuscript by a famous author.
Finally, have you gotten into the Books with a letter missing, yet? Good times, that . . .