I love Google Doodles, and even more so when they are literary ones! Today marks Bram Stokers 165th birthday, and in honor of him, Google has a Dracula doodle on its homepage. There’s also an interesting article from the Christian Science Monitor on how Dracula inspired today’s vampires — from “True Blood” to “Twilight.”
Today is also the release of the 2013 books for World Book Night, and there are a lot of excellent titles chosen for this year. World Book Night is a way to celebrate the written word, with a night of sharing and reading. Bundles of (free!) books are sent out to participants and on April 23 those participants give them out to others who may not have easy access to books. The apply to be a giver, click here.