Some reading-related weeks to kick off your weekend:
- After tweeting earlier this week about how sad I would be if there wasn't a book store in all of the Bronx, I was pleased to see this morning that the Barnes & Noble there was able to renew its lease for two more years.
- The Atlantic looks into data from Facebook on favorite books from around the world.
- I'm not a big horror reader, so the lists of scary books to read during October are mostly a miss for me. Book Riot took a cool approach, though, and suggested four books that take place in the afterlife that added a few titles to my TBR list.
- The New Yorker published a piece on "A Canticle for Leibowitz" providing some context about the novel & author Walter M. Miller, Jr. that I appreciated.
- Speaking of the lives of SciFi authors, the Tor.com blog featured a lovely piece on SF legend Ursula K. Le Guin.
- Potter fans rejoice: we're getting a new short story from J.K. Rowling on Halloween featuring Dolores Umbridge.
- Finally, the Guardian rounds up the best children's books about ducks.