My favorite finds from around the web:
• The many ways in which we are wrong about Jane Austen. “We know Jane; we know that however delicate her touch she’s essentially writing variations of the same plot, a plot that wouldn’t be out of place in any romantic comedy of the last two centuries. We know wrong.”
• Why the 1980s Anne of Green Gables is such a hard act to follow. “We’ve rounded up a group of writers who grew up on the 1980s version to explain why that Anne—and the gentle books she springs from—are such a hard act to follow.”
• ‘Hemingway Didn’t Say That’ (And Neither Did Twain Or Kafka). “It’s a lot of fun to uncover these hidden histories, and I’m also very glad when I get to give credit to the person who actually said it.”
P.S. Those custom book darts are now in the shop!
On the blog:
No Quick Lit this week, because summer reading conquers all. We’ll be back on June 15.
One year ago: 13 books everyone will be talking about this summer. (It’s fun to take a look back at the 2016 edition!)
Two years ago: What my mother taught me.
Three years ago: Parenting the good kids and the odd ones out.
Have a great weekend!