- HuffPost list ten fictional characters they wished really existed, and takes a look at the curious case of fictional detectives that never age.
- Hate losing your page? Here are 20 creative ways to mark a book.
- Ever wondered why in Game of Thrones summer can last for ten years? Science has the answers!
- Also filed under GoT, it turns out that creator George R. R. Martin crafts his epic novels on one, extremely outdated machine (maybe that’s why it takes so long?).
- The first of many, I’m sure, but CBC offers its “ultimate” summer reading list.
- It begs the question “why?”, but the world’s smallest comic book can now be found on a single strand of human hair.
- A French author has written a book about a woman who gets mistaken for Scarlett Johansson–and Scarlett Johansson is not pleased.
- The Telegraph reviews J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf (and finds the roots of Lord of the Rings).
- The We Need Diverse Books campaign has sparked a lot of talk–including HuffPost’s wondering if authors are just too scared to do it, and CBC Books asking the question, why do all books about Africa have the same damn cover?
- US students are requesting trigger warnings be applied to novels and classic literature – author Lev Raphael argues against it.
Book to Screen
- Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron is in the running to direct upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
- John Green on the challenges of adapting a novel into a movie.
- Embroidery meets vintage photographs in this artist’s unique designs.
- Art-Making vs. Motherhood – on being a working artist.
- 7000-year-old hunting paintings have been discovered in a cave in Spain.
- The government of Saudi Arabia is going cultural by building 230 new museums.
- And looted Egyptian artifacts are now on display in Cairo.