Happy Friday! Here's your weekly roundup of interesting reads from the web, which yes, I know is so ironic coming from someone who just trashed having home internet. Whatever, I'm inconsistent and imperfect. Could I be an unreliable narrator? Ooooh, we just don't know, do we?
How to raise kids that love to read. (Huffington Post, via Ploughsares)
How do you "laugh" online? I "lol" even though I know it dates me. I can only hear the Joker if I type "hahaha" and it would never occur to me in a million years to write "hehehe." (The New Yorker)
School libraries are shutting down due to the usual budget reasons. Growing up, my school had the saddest little library. It made me so mad, but it was just a question of resource allocation. If you can't even afford experienced teachers, how are you going to justify librarians and new books? (The New Republic)
The Girl on the Train was a huge success due to a wildebeest-like mass migration of social media to read the same book. I like the comments on this one. (Goodreads)
More people are reading books on their phones. I'm totally on board with people squeezing in reading wherever they can, but I'm also interested to know more about what the neuroscientist, Maryanne Wolf, has to say about it. (Wall Street Journal)
I heartily agree with all these writing tips. (Writers Digest)
Watching my classmates imitate Chris Farley was a huge part of my childhood. Makes me want to see this documentary. (The New Yorker)