On the Shelf
Psychos, Pencils, and Fines
August 8, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
This terrific German blog gives the pencil its due (and, perhaps, then some).
In a time when e-books outsell their paper counterparts, NPR wonders whether cover design is a dying art.
In a gesture of either great magnanimity or great desperation, the Chicago Public Library waives all fines.
Movies you may not have known were inspired by books. (In the case of Psycho, probably because Hitchcock tried to buy up all the copies so there’d be no “spoilers.”)
On the one hand, we take issue with some of the rankings on this list of the hundred greatest young-adult novels. On the other, it’s encouraging to know kids are voting. (At least, we hope that’s the explanation.)
In obligatory Fifty Shades of Grey news, author E. L. James is curating an album of the classical music featured in the trilogy. (For the uninitiated: in addition to being the world's youngest billionaire and most accomplished lover, Christian Grey is also a world-class musician.)