At Bustle, Charlotte Ahlin says writers are sexy partners and offers
11 reasons to date a writer
They are good liarsWriters lie for a living… sort of. You may think of lying as a negative attribute for your partner to have, but really, you want to date someone who can lie when it counts. They should be able to hide surprise parties from you, and to keep a straight face when you show them pictures of that new haircut you want to get. And they won’t lie about the big things, because their instinct to write a tell-all blog post is simply too strong.
See all the reasons at the Bustle website HERE
‘Where Writers Win’ shares an infographic from ProofreadingServices.com to solve a very vexing problem.
128 words writers can use instead of ‘very’
“We’re, um, very glad –oops, make that overjoyed– to share this very useful, or shall we say terrific, cheat sheet of words we can all use besides the well-worn ‘very.’ ”See the whole graphic at the WWW website HERE
At Off the Shelf, Amy Hendricks shares her belief that gardens in literature are both magical and symbolic and shares
8 literary gardens to escape to this summer
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
A mysterious garden where only red plants grow is the centerpiece of this sweeping novel, which explores more than three hundred years in a small Massachusetts town. Weaving magic and history, Alice Hoffman’s spellbinding look at small town America is not to be missed.
See all the gardens at Off the Shelf HERE
At The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf reports on
The Danger of Being Neighborly Without a Permit
All over America, people have put small “give one, take one” book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down.
Read the whole story at The Atlantic website HERE
A border runs through it
At Atlas Obscura, Sarah Yahm writes about the only library in the world that operates in two countries at once.
The interior of the Haskell Free Library and Opera House. (Photo: Jeffrey Frank/Shutterstock.com)
Rumor has it that the 18th-century surveyors who drew the official line between the U.S. state of Vermont and the Canadian province of Quebec were drunk, because the border lurches back and forth across the 45th parallel, sometimes missing it by as much as a mile.
Read more at the Atlas Obscura website HERE
Quote of the Day
“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
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