Good afternoon! Sorry I’m late, but I had a very long, complicated piece due this morning (that has to do with two books I’ve reviewed on the blog this year!), but I’m here now. So let’s hop to it.

Being away the week of Valentine’s Day meant I list a lot of neat stuff, like this: and article about the clinch, an iconic romance image. Via Hazlitt.

HarperCollins’ union workers are back on the job.

I’m sure most of you love libraries. Lots of people do — myself included. The New York Times did a round up of warm, fuzzy library feelings. (where I do affiliate links) is going to start selling ebooks, and its first book, per Publisher’s Weekly.

And let’s end with a bizarre story: first, Penguin said they were “updating” Roald Dah’s books to be less offensive. Then the backlash was so huge, and they’re going to print both the new and original version. I wish I had something pithier to say than “it’s dumb to try to cover up missteps of the past,” but I’m tired.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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