Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Chapter and verse on why readers get a benefit from their novel experiences (“…people who spend every spare moment with their nose stuck in a novel are actually better at both relationships with others and understanding of the world in general than those who don’t read much or whose reading is exclusively factual.”)
- Reading Is Elemental (“…without reading, there can be no learning; without learning, there can be no sense of a larger world; without the sense of a larger world, there can be no ardor to find it; without ardor, where is joy?”) (via)
Blog Headline of the Week
- At the risk of being labeled sexist, I repeat that I do not agree that the sex of an author plays a role in what a person chooses to read. And I’m not the only dork who thinks so.
- I don’t know that I need an e-book with a synchronized soundtrack.
- A few literary organizations in the Twin Cities have come up with the marvelous idea of the Twin Cities Literary Punch Card. (via)
- The Atlantic asks, “Are there too many books?“
- 40 publishing buzzwords, cliches and euphemisms decoded
- NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is partnering with Tor-Forge Books to develop and publish “NASA Inspired Works of Fiction.”
- Bookfinder compiles its annual list of the most sought-after out-of-print books. (via)
- Seems like the highest price for some reviewers’ integrity is only $10 a review.
- Who knew Stanley Kubrick invented the iPad?
- The 12 best hockey terms, an item that makes the list because four weeks from today I will be watching live hockey again.
The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent.
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