Some links of interest:
1. An article discussing the usefulness of difficulty in creativity, and how the tools we use can influence our writing.
2. A link to a post at The Dish that mentions the idea that we keep books to remind us of our own eccentricities.
3. Also from the Dish: A trend in the changing language: A report that more gender-neutral pronouns being used.
4. A theory of fairy tales being softened up compared to the originals.