By: Jill Grunenwald 

Plagiarism Today has an interesting piece on how and why schools revoke degrees
Remember, kids: always cite your sources.

Over on Vulture, Tana French talks about red herrings
I love pretty much everything Tana French writes and I love reading about her thoughts on the craft of writing. As a mystery writer she, in particular, is very, very good with her red herrings. I know this and still I often find myself falling hook-line-and-sinker for them. The most recent Dublin Squad Murder Series book, about halfway through I was so mad because I was convinced I had already figured it out and she had gotten lazy. NO. IT WAS A RED HERRING. BECAUSE OF COURSE IT WAS, JILL.

The Atlantic speaks with writers on the remarkable rise of the feminist dystopia
These days, there is so much more than just The Handmaid’s Tale (which is one of my favorite novels.)

BookRiot encourages you to visit 10 of the oldest libraries in the world
ROAD TRIP! Also, is it just me or does the photo of the library at Admont Abbey basically look like the inspiration for the Beast’s library in Beauty & the Beast?

On LitHub, Roxane Gay explains how she selected this year’s Best American Short Stories
I think the selection of Gay for this task during this particular cultural moment in time is sublime.

This week’s Hot Picks are The Next Person You meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, a sequel to The Five People You Meet In Heaven and Skinnytaste’s One and Done (I know, perhaps not what you were expecting but a) Gina Homolka’s Skinnytaste blog has a tremendous following + tasty recipes and b) as a recent bride who now has a brand new Air Fryer, Instant Pot, and a larger slow cooker, this is my personal hot pick for the week that I am now sharing with you, so you’re welcome).