Well, the weekend’s here. I’d like to say I’ve penciled in plenty of time to curl up with a good book, but alas, it won’t be true. I’m hoping for better luck next week. What about you? Have you read anything I should add to my list? A girl needs to be prepared, you know . . .

Are you a fan of Emily Dickinson? Then you simply must check out images of her manuscripts now available in the Emily Dickinson Archive.

Then there’s Shakespeare–coming next month, the world’s largest collection of original Shakespearean books and manuscripts, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, will be available online.

Earle Labor (via the Huffington Post) discusses Why Jack London’s Work is Universally Appealing.

The date (and books) for the third annual World Book Night. If you’re interested in handing out books, applications are now being accepted.

Did you know that Charles Darwin’s son doodled on the manuscript of On the Origin of Species? It’s by far the best part of the work (in my humble opinion).

Noblemania’s Authors/illustrators dressed as superheroes. Granted, this is not news of the week, but I did happen upon it this week. Close enough.