A Claire Scorzi despediu-se recentemente do Booktube. Ficam as saudades e a excelência do conteúdo.
Three years ago, his life was overturned by an online mob that accused him of murder. The fact that the mob’s outrage was driven by ignorance didn’t make it any less frightening. (...) “One of the most poorly known birds in the world was there, in front of me, like a creature of myth come to life,” he wrote in a dispatch to the museum. (...) It wasn’t until the public realized that Dr. Filardi had “collected” the bird — killing it for the museum’s research collection — that the adulation turned to venom.
Rebecca Solnit’s Lovely Letter to Children About How Books Solace, Empower, and Transform Us [Brain Pickings]
O ano da morte da leitura? [Scriptorium]
(...) durante essa conversa, a certa altura, lançarmos a frase «E que tal isto?» passando de imediato a ler em voz alta um texto (bem escolhido) de O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis de José Saramago mesmo sem referir a obra. E esperar por reações espontâneas. E colher essas reações.
How to Read the Good Books - From the Torah to the Quran, sacred texts can resist and reward modern readers. [The New Yorker]