Friday, June 29, 2012


I follow a lot of blogs, and many of them are written by avid readers and writers. Here's a collection of links to articles and blogs about writing: - A blog from a reader in Minnesota. I honestly don't know how she reads so many books! They're not all lightweight works, either. She's a librarian and says of herself: "If you haven’t figured it out, I like to read. This blog is about what I’m reading and not reading (as sometimes happens), what I want to read and what I am considering reading. There is also occasional agonizing over reading, not reading, what I want to read and what I am considering reading. From time to time personal life slips in and stories about my husband, school, libraries, or pet pictures might appear." - I just discovered this blog today, and it's marvelous: "The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways." The blog is the creation of photographer Ourit Ben-Haim, who writes "I’m fascinated by how we apply ourselves to stories and discourse. In so doing, we shape who we understand ourselves to be." (Discovered thanks to So Many Books.) - Be warned! This website is sometimes overwhelming, especially if you're like me and have never-ending lists of books to be read. The short posts, featuring nonfiction books, are usually accompanied images, links, and videos. You'll find a rich source of new things to learn about. Maria Popova, the main writer and editor, says of the site: "Brain Pickings is your LEGO treasure chest, full of pieces across art, design, science, technology, philosophy, history, politics, psychology, sociology, ecology, anthropology, you-name-itology. Pieces that enrich your mental pool of resources and empower you to combine them into original concepts that are stronger, smarter, richer, deeper and more impactful." - This site was created by a used and rare bookseller, who has also published a book. The images show found objects he's encountered, along with the books he found them in.

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