- The new year brings a new page to the blog: Curmudgeon’s Gallery. It’s a collection of items I’ve come across that resonate with my peculiar, and at times admittedly warped, sense of humor and perspective. I will note whenever it is updated.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Readability Is a Myth (“[Left Behind] made me hate life and hope to be transported mid-sentence to another, better realm, somewhere in the sky, beyond this world of sin and hardship and pulp Christian kitsch.”)
- Vintage ads for libraries and reading, as well as iconic books
- If you’re interested in book challenges, one of the more intriguing for this year is the Read Harder Challenge
- An infographic on banned books throughout history
- How to read more
- Bookish Lists: Esquire‘s list of the five most important books of 2014; books that would have entered the public domain this week but for Congress
- Leo Tolstoy’s secrets to a happy life
- The 40th annual List of Banished Words
- Why do so many people suffer from anxiety?
- 86 viral images from 2014 that are fakes
- The craziest Christians of 2014
I love mankind — it’s people I can’t stand.
“Linus,” Peanuts, Nov. 9, 2006