Every Friday, we share a roundup of some of the best literature news from across the interweb.
Millions of People Reading Alone, Together – The Atlantic looks at the success of Goodreads and what this means for publishing.
Literature’s “Women Problem” – Spurred by Wikipedia’s recent move to separate female writers from American writers, Brainpickings revisits anecdotes by Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates and more on the issue of being “a writer who is also a woman.”
On the Road, now in Google Maps – A German student, Gregor Weichbrodt, plugged all the coordinates mentioned in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road into Google Maps, creating a new document for Beat die-hards to follow.
Your favorite scenes from literature…now in Lego form. British book retailer Waterstones is running a Lego competition, so get in your best versions of Pet Sematary or Infinite Jest while you can.
**Image is “The Red Wedding” from George R.R. Martin’s Storm of Swords. And you thought we weren’t going to do anything special for Valentine’s Day!