Weekend Reading

It’s Friday!


This week has been busy, work has been busy – I just feel like things have been busy this month. My friends have said the same about their workplaces – late winter/early spring is busy. So this Friday is especially welcome.

This weekend…

…celebrates National Women’s Day! Check out the Google doodle, which will run from March 7-9. Women from around the world wish everyone a happy National Women’s Day in their native languages.

Literary Art

The fundamental idea is that stories have shapes which can be drawn on graph paper, and that the shape of a given society’s stories is at least as interesting as the shape of its pots or spearheads.

He has called it his “prettiest contribution to society.”

Source: Pop Chart Lab / Via popchartlab.com

Source: Pop Chart Lab / Via popchartlab.com

Other Literary Stuff

  • Here is a great blog post on why everyone should read short stories. The novel is always portrayed as deeper, sexier, more intellectual. But let’s not forget about Poe, Chekhov, Joyce – who did amazing things in the course of 20 pages.
  • It’s never too late to correct a mistake. The New York Times published a correction on an article from 1853 about Solomon Northrup, whose story was featured in 12 Years A Slave. The article had spelled his name wrong. And guess who noticed the error? None other than Rebecca Skloot, the investigative author who wrote the fabulous Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I love the literary community!


On a budget? Still want to go places? USA Today profiled 10 places to go while they’re still cheap. Destinations include the Philippines, Greece, and Portugal.

New York Things

Any Saturday Night Live fans? In this Buzzfeed quiz, Stefon tells you what hot NYC club you belong in (I re-read that while hearing Stefon’s voice in my head).


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