On the Shelf
Necessary Words, and Other News
May 17, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
In Japanese, tsundoku means “the act of buying books and not reading them, leaving them to pile up.”
The Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature is quite an achievement.
An inspirational poem is sweeping Little League fields across the nation.
“But even bigger than the novels, it seems, is the farm lit memoir. Call it the ‘career girl’s gone Green Acres’ narrative, it inevitably involves a journalist or other hard-charging type who repairs to the countryside, either to follow a dream or a man, or to escape a calamity (debt, divorce).” Farm lit is the new chick lit.
Happy news! Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe Museum will reopen come October.