Bookish news on the web this week - 30 May 2015


Roe River Books, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
Tom Muckian writing for
"One of the pleasures of owning a Bookshop is witnessing the reaction of people when they ask you, 'what do you do for a living'. The reaction is seldom indifference. When I say, 'I own a Bookshop,' most people react with a 'Really? That must be so cool' sort of response. Occasionally you get a perceptive 'Gee, that must be tough?' Most of the time, however, the response is positive, even from people who then proceed to tell you that they love to read but just don’t have the time. You also get a fair number of people who tell you that they would love to own a bookshop, or at least, work in one and I imagine most of them mean it too."


Misplaced: Why Do Novelists Disguise Real Locations?
Stuart Kelly for the Guardian
"Whether to spare local feelings, to emphasise that their stories are fiction, or to license fanciful embroidering, writers love to hide the actual settings of their work"


How This Aussie Girl Won Sir Richard Branson Over
Rebecca Sullivan and Kate Midena for Courier Mail
"What does this 12-year-old girl from northern NSW have in common with Sir Richard Branson, the charismatic entrepreneur with a net worth of $US4.9 billion? / They both have dyslexia. / It’s an unlikely pairing, but Isley Hermansen caught the attention of the Virgin Group founder through a heartwarming video she made about the struggle dyslexics face."

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