I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. It’s beautiful out in Big Sur, so I probably won’t be spending too much time on the Internet today. But in case you feel the desire to wander through the world wide web, here are some links I found pretty darned interesting. Enjoy!
- There is apparently one perfect book for every Myers-Briggs type. I can’t exactly remember my letters, but based on the books I’m hoping for INFJ.
- A brief history of YA Literature
- New trends in YA fiction: This article wigged me out a bit, but it’s very informative.
- Is anyone else obsessed with the youtube adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, Emma Approved? All fans of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries should definitely check this out.
- 17 euphemisms for sex from the 1800s: in case you want to “blow the grounsils” or share some “melting moments” with a “lobster kettle” you’ll be prepared.
- A beautiful and sad love letter inscribed on a grave
- How well can you read people’s emotions. Here’s a test on the NYT, that I found through a links post on one of my all time favorite blogs.
- How do you feel about profanity in literature?
- The writing desks of famous authors
- An ad that uses real google searches to show worldwide sexism. I found this really powerful. What do you think?
- Four things writers can learn about craft from actor Daniel Day Lewis.
- Is “the great American novel” still a relevant concept?
- Hannah Brencher discusses her writing process and thoughts on the experience of writing her memoir. Powerful stuff.
You can still enter my giveaway to win a $26 Amazon gift card by commenting on this post before October 26th. For more information and ways to win check out this post or this post. I will notify the winner next week.