In other Faulkner news (I know!), The Sound and the Fury is going to be printed in different color inks as the author originally intended
Also in the NYT, a terrible and humorless Op-Ed about what children’s summer reading should be: ”Reading serious nonfiction in the summer is an immersion in the world of necessary ideas…Perhaps your children need to confront some hard truths this summer that will make it easier for them to want to learn about the world.” Yeah. Or perhaps not.
Plan the rest of your 2012 reading with The Millions’ upcoming releases preview
Headline of the week: Rocky Raccoon checked into his room, only to find a Kindle?
The widening gap between the reading levels of boys and girls is not just a US thing. In the UK, an official Boys’ Reading Commission has been established to address the issue. Their latest annual report is here.
Did I ever point out this sweet Don Quixote/Wilco t-shirt that comes with a copy of the band’s latest album? No? Check it out.