Another day another…day? I’m in a mood. Which leads me into my first news item: Nearly 1,500 book bans in the year already, thanks I hate it!!!!

And it’s not going to get better anytime soon, according to a new report from PEN America.

As such, the American Library Association’s National Library Week is having a Right to Read day.

Baltimore readers: May 20 is Doomsday, a 24-hour Edgar Allen Poe read-a-thon.

Brittney Griner is writing a memoir, and them has the details.

Book Riot did a history of Frog and Toad.

I took a week off to finish my book proposal (and also drive to Connecticut and back to buy a new hard top for my Jeep, with a stop at William Gillette’s castle, which was very cool!). You know what that time also included? A lot of reading. Michael Dirda wrote on why books are that kind of escape. 

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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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