1. Though Banned Books Week is coming to a close, there is still time to celebrate your freedom to read by picking up a frequently challenged book. We recommend “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie or Sonya Sones’ “What My Mother Doesn’t Know,” which are two of the most frequently challenged books of 2011.
2. If Homer submitted “The Odyssey” for publication in The New Yorker he wouldn’t have been well-received, according to this week’s Shouts & Murmurs humor column. “Why not call the book ‘Eat, Slay, Love,’ or ‘How to Travel Around Some of the World on Five Dollars a Day and Still Lose Weight’?” suggests staff writer Patricia Marx.
3. It’s a mountain of books! An innovative architecture firm in Netherlands has created a gorgeous library and book center with bookshelves stacked to a peak in an enclosed glass structure.
5. Chris Ware’s new pictographic novel, “Building Stories,” is visually stunning, but you won’t find it on any e-readers—this book is only available in print. Flavorwire reveals “10 Books to Restore Your Faith in Print.”
7. Most people match their nail polish to the season or a cute outfit, but have you ever considered matching your nails to the book you’re reading? We’re inspired by Pages and Polish—wearing gold glitter while reading “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?” Yes, please.
8. Planning a wedding or big party? Check out these table centerpiece ideas for the discerning bibliophile. Your Pinterest boards will thank you.