On the Shelf
This Book Is Controversial, and Other News
August 21, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Labeling it gay propaganda, an official in the Saratov region of Russia has called for the removal of LGBT history book Gays: They Changed the World (pictured above) from bookstore shelves.
“When you meet somebody who bores you, you have to put up with him until he leaves. But when you meet a boring character, you turn the page.” In memory of Elmore Leonard, Esquire runs the “What I’ve Learned” feature the author did in 2005.
Meanwhile, the New York Times gives us a compendium of the vast number of adaptations spawned by Leonard’s work.
Rob Sheffield, author of karaoke memoir Turn Around Bright Eyes, suggests appropriate song choices for Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and others.
Bookshelfies—in which people take self-portraits in front of their bookshelves—is both a word and a thing.