Okay, I’m going to try again to revive Weekend Edition. I occasionaly come across things that don’t prompt a blot post or that I’ve simply linked to on Facebook. Now both will appear here, although I don’t promise these will be weekly weekends. And this one may be a bit narrow as I only yesterday decided to resume.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez
- Smartphones Are the New Cigarettes (“I have a dream, friends. I have a dream of a world where people can sit through long, dull conversations, without feeling the need to douse themselves with instant-gratification delivered through glowing plastic screens.”)
- The Native American owned and operated Bird Cage Book Store and Mercantile has opened in Rapid City, specializing in Native American books of the Northern Plains
- The American Library Association released its annual list of the top challenged books in the U.S. and LGBT is a clear target
- This may be a first. I read three of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners (fiction, history and general nonfiction) and started but have yet to finish the autobiography winner
- The New Yorker profiles Margaret Atwood
- Bookish Lists: top 10 books about the Russian Revolution; 5ways reading fiction makes you better at your job; 5 dystopian novels for people who don’t read dystopian novels (I’ve read 10)
- If you think it’s easy, you’re doing it wrong is just one of this Pakastani lawyer’s great rules for attorneys, both new and old
- Why students need to learn about World War I
- The legal imagination
- The connection between the ancient city of Troy and the Nazi swastika
- Twenty-three ways to spend your tax refund that can make you happy and the world a better place
Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale