Here's a new roundup of places to find bookish inspiration:
Neil Gaiman's The View from the Cheap Seats:
a collection of essays and speeches by the author on the importance of reading what we love, how fiction can reveal the truth, and so many, many more topics relating to books creating stronger human beings.
This article over at brainpickings.org offers an in-depth look at the broad knowledge of Gaiman's book, including for example his thoughts on never stifling a reader's choice: "Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading: stop them reading what they enjoy, or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like, the twenty- first-century equivalents of Victorian 'improving' literature. You’ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and, worse, unpleasant."