there is no literary news because of the holiday! But Anahad O'Connor writing for the NYT tells us that reading in the dark won't damage our eyes, despite the advice I received in childhood from many well-intentioned but distracting onlookers.
(I don't think reading in the dark damaged my eyes, but I will say again what I've said a number of times before: the summer I spent studying for oral exams in grad school ruined my eyesight. At the beginning of the summer, I had excellent vision particularly for distant things; at the end of it, after having basically read about 1200 pages every day including--neurotically--three times through the complete Riverside Shakespeare which is in a tiny font in two columns on onion-skin-type paper, I had become quite nearsighted. I sacrificed my eyesight to literature!)