By the time that you read this, fair readers, I will be on my way home to Glasgow for the weekend to see my mum. I’m very excited. However, for those of you stuck at your desks, allow me to entertain you with some of my favourite recent blog posts and articles.
How important is similar taste in books in a relationship?
According to recent research, literacy changes the structure of the brain.
Maurice Sendak tells parents worried by Where the Wild Things Are to ‘go to hell’.
A dog from Shropshire has been named the world’s oldest. Atta boy Otto!
Philip Stone of The Bookseller on books by celebrities.
Queen Victoria’s celebrity hippo.
A vexed owl. The second-last photo is my favourite.
An article celebrating 50 years of Asterix.