Links for a Lazy Sunday

IMG_0448I 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.

 

2 thoughts on “Links for a Lazy Sunday

  1. I took the emotions quiz at the New York Times. That’s a good one! Also, I’d read the YA trends post before. Yes, it is informative, but gave me a headache. Will check out Emma Approved.

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