My favorite finds from around the web:
10 reasons why kids need to read non-Disney fairy tales. “Remember the line from The Princess Bride: I do not think it means what you think it means? Many of the moral lessons in the original stories are quite different from the Disney versions.”
Friendship in the ’90s versus friendship today. Funny, and a little painful.
8 reasons why authors are assholes. This is really good.
Copy editors tell us their pet peeves. Although personally, I love the Oxford comma, forever and ever.
What’s on my nightstand:
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Finally! I thought I knew what this was about, but it’s very different from what I expected.
On the blog:
You will stumble. “A large part of my own growing up has been to learn that failure isn’t necessarily bad and success isn’t necessarily good.”
11 books that are better in the spring. “I wasn’t thinking of a good book you could stuff in your beach bag for spring break (although you could certainly do that with most of these). Instead, I had in mind themes that coincide with earth’s bursting to life after a long, cold winter: books about renewal and rebirth, about second chances and making things new.”
Favorite childhood books you should totally read again. Seven of my actual childhood favorites—the books I read and loved as a kid.
Have a great weekend!