Book News Roundup – August 1, 2014

SusanSontagWriters at work.

Zadie Smith perfectly articulates what it means to be a reader.

New literary travel destinations: these brilliant bookstores around the globe.

Looks like Warner Bros. will adapt Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch into a movie. Exciting!

How reading makes us better people.

I can’t wait to read David Sedaris’s story about this.

Supernatural collective nouns, including a bombast of devils, a yearning of Sasquatches, a gossip of mermaids, and more.

Happy long weekend! I am taking the first two weeks of August off, so the Top Shelf Blog will be on hiatus until August 18th-ish.

Heidi

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