- Bookish adj. 1. given or devoted to reading or study. 2. more acquainted with books than with real life.
- Angela. Enjoys books and book-related things; talks of them often. Works in the industry. Also a sort of aspiring writer.
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The Oxford English Dictionary is always adding new words to its masses, but the most recent word-dump has some people questioning the overall… intelligence of our society. While “twerk” has been around since the 1990s, it has finally found a … Continue reading
There’s a sense of wonder when listening to a foreign language. You wonder how someone can learn all those words, how they can string them together to form actual thoughts. Yes, we do the same thing in English, but we … Continue reading
I mean literally: It’s a museum based on a novel. When you begin your tour, it’s like beginning the novel. And the museum is laid out like the story itself, chronologically, displaying items mentioned in the novel—an earring, a collection … Continue reading
I won’t deny that there’s a special sort of sub-genre of literature dubbed “chick lit,” which a certain species of women enjoy. But when a supposedly serious work is dubbed “chick nonfiction,” I get a little angry. And so, apparently, … Continue reading
In communist Vietnam, children are rebelling against the government—they’re acquiring banned books at any cost. My initial reaction: That’s what I’m talking about. Consider the differences between having to get your hands on books illegally versus how spoiled everyone else … Continue reading
I was skimming an article that discusses the negative impact poor spelling has on online business. In short, the industry is losing money because people won’t buy from websites that have spelling/grammar errors. That’s what I gathered, at least; admittedly … Continue reading
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has written a children’s book focused on 9/11. After several failed attempts to get it published, she’s self-publishing it as an e-book. (Article is here.) Apparently it’s in poor taste to fictionalize 9/11. I have … Continue reading
I apparently missed a big debate online regarding teen literature, and whether it’s “too dark.” The Wall Street Journal posted something that claimed this fact, and YA guru Maureen Johnson immediately jumped in on twitter to defend it. (She wrote … Continue reading
It’s been a while since we’ve chatted about e-readers. And you may be surprised at my change of opinion. (No, I don’t own one. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.) I spend a lot of time on public transportation. So … Continue reading