Private: The English language, more

Chris Mitchell of Spike Magazine reviews Bill Bryson’s Mother Tongue, calling it “a superbly manageable and amusing treatise on the English language – where it came from, what it’s doing and where it’s going.”

The Guardian takes note of the demand for right-wing diatribes against the left–see, e.g., Ann Coulter’s Treason–in the U.S.

New York City libraries are begging for donations from patrons after major funding cuts. (Via Arts Journal.)

The last Rochester bookmobile is parked at the curb, due to lack of funding. (Via TMFTML.)