I have always been a big Roald Dahl fan,* and recently was sent a link to a very excellent article on him. If only all reviews of authors and their work could be this good:
Why children love Roald Dahl's stories - and many adults don't
from The New Yorker
Once you're done reading that one, here is another excellent article recently sent to me (actually, I must thank Randal for both of these - I adore you and you spend too much time on the Internet, but I learn so much!), this time on the appeal of books and, especially, libraries that are full to the brim of 'em:
from The Chronicle of Higher Education
There will be a test on all this in seven days.
* I re-read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory recently. It would have shown up in my "Currently Reading" list but for the fact that it took me all of one hour to read...