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Your week in books #4

  • People protecting the Library of Alexandria.

    Egypt has been on everybody’s mind, and deservedly so. As the country descends into chaos and we hear about ancient artifacts being desecrated, it’s nice to see that there are still people who still value books and knowledge despite all of this and are banding together to protect the Library of Alexandria. (Source)

  • Everyone knows I’m a Tolkien fan, so I found this project really fascinating. Apparently, Russian scientist Kirill Yeskov went and rewrote Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” in “real-world” terms, telling the point of view of Mordor this time around. Fifteen years after he first started working on it, a fan named Yisroel Markov translates it into English. (Source)
  • Finally, e-books. I don’t think I can ever fully get into it, but the New York Times definitely is. (Source)