“A man’s pursuit of knowledge is greater than his shortcomings, the limits of his vision.”–Natasha Trethewey, Thrall
- Poet Laureate, Natasha Tretheway: Natasha Tretheway has been appointed to a second term as the U.S. Poet Laureate. Her goal for this term is to bring poetry to a wider audience. Read more about her plans for this term on the Washington Post website.
- Around the World in 80 Books: Want to explore the world from the comfort of your living room? Check out this handy list of books from around the world put together by Amazon.com.
- Literary Restaurants: Perhaps you actually want to travel, but want to keep your book nerd cred; then make sure you stop by these restaurants on your journeys (put together by flavorwire).
- Books to Gift for Every Occasion: Looking for that perfect book to give someone, but have no idea what to look for? Check out these suggestions from Buzzfeed.
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Warner Brothers has released the first official trailer for the second Hobbit movie, due to be out in theaters in December. You can watch it on YouTube.
“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”–J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit