A few literary links to kick off your weekend:
- In honor of 9/11, the New Yorker made their "Talk of the Town" section from their Sept. 24, 2001 issue, the first published after the attacks, available online. It includes pieces from the likes of John Updike and Jonathan Franzen, and is an excellent way to remember and reflect.
- A friend shared this article from the Atlantic on Facebook, and it's a fascinating read on both the popularization of reading in America and the evolution of the industry - "Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II"
- I shared my 10 books that have impacted me on Monday, and Facebook has crunched the numbers to find out what books stuck with its users the most. Two of my ten made the top 100. How about yours?
- Alan Moore, author of two of my personal favorites, "V for Vendetta" and "Watchmen," has finished his second novel. It clocks in at over one million words, nearly twice the size of "War and Peace." iO9 takes a look at what's inside.
- "88% of Americans under 30 read a book in the past year, compared with 79% of those age 30 and older." Pew did a survey on reading habits and found Millenials are outpacing their elders. Go us!
- Just in time for the start of classes, a round up of some bookish school supplies over at The Huffington Post.
- Finally, if you join the Ford Audiobook Club on Goodreads and add "California" to your shelf, you will get a free copy of the audiobook!