- Actual posts coming this week, I promise, as I still struggle to achieve what another book blogger calls “sustainable blogging habits”
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Bat Boy, Hillary Clinton’s Alien Baby, and a Tabloid’s Glorious Legacy (“Though credibility is not a concern for WWN, certain editorial needs must be met. Namely, stories must be written and photos must be Photoshopped.”)
- This Is What Developing Acute Schizophrenia Feels Like (“A year ago this winter, I began to not recognize myself.”)
- Inflated Fears of Ebola and Terrorism (“Americans are living under a dire threat that could quickly escalate into a national emergency. No, not Ebola or the Islamic State but the hugely overhyped fear of them.”)
Least Surprising Court Ruling of the Week
- A pregnant unwed mother can’t use a Facebook post to notify the father about the baby before putting the baby up for adoption
- Reading is good for your health
- Is the Nobel Prize for literature divisive for readers?
- I’m still struggling with modernism and now there’s metamodernism?
- Are there too many books?
- Things that never happen to me: American tourist gets locked in London bookstore
- Geocaching. A reader’s sport?
- The chemistry of the aroma of books
- Bookish Lists: 28 feminist writers suggest books every man should read; 10 plague novels; National Book Award finalists; 10 new translated books worth reading; 50 great debut novels since 1950
- A history of the San Francisco music poster era (I own more than a dozen and my favorite is at right)
- The power of negative thinking
- The dangers of the first spacewalk
- Short-term thinking and its impact on historians
- Somehow I missed the announcement of the 2014 Ig Nobel Prize winners (although the physics award is enticing, I’d say the medicine award is the best)
Life is a four-letter word.