Welcome to Dark Corners of the Book-Related Internet, where we distill hours of book-related internet searching into 5 little tidbits we think you’ll love. Have a good week, everyone.
1. The half-done annotation to Nabokov’s most allusive work, Ada. In other words, it’s almost more frustrating that the great Brian Boyd annotated only half of the Nabokov novel that most begs for an annotation.
2. This amazing essay about a writer’s envy of the success of her writer boyfriend (who also happens to be a certain someone you probably know).
3. Can you name the poets who wrote the 20 most anthologized English-language poems? (and if you don’t feel like playing the game, here are the 20 most anthologized poems)
4. Rosecrans Baldwin on the thing that every single writer does.
5. Everyone probably already saw this cute kid reciting Billy Collins by memory, but it’s worth watching again because it’s a cute kid reciting Billy Collins by memory: