This week’s article topics include: fun word facts, the National Book Award finalists, a 2000+ page book about bread, and more!
The best bookish links the week of October 2- 6:
2017 National Book Award Finalists
I haven’t read nearly enough of the finalists! The winners aren’t announced for another month, though, so there’s still time to do some catch-up reading.
4 Real-Life Book People Fact Check Younger
If you haven’t watched the show Younger yet, you have to check it out. A TV show about books and the publishing industry? Yes, please! And this article is great because it clarifies what aspects of the show are legit and which aren’t.
Using Science and History To Unlock the Secrets of Bread
I just finished reading Sourdough, by Robin Sloan, so bread has been on the brain. This article about Modernist Bread, a new five-volume book about bread (it’s over 2000 pages long!), makes me hungry for some carb-filled goodness.
My 150 Writing Mentors and Me
Writing is hard! But the bottom line is that you have to be stubborn and push through to get the pay off.
17 Facts About Words That Will Low-Key Blow Your Mind
If you’re a word nerd, you’ll love this list of funky word facts. My personal fave is that the single piece of confetti is called a “confetto.”
26 Facts About Libraries
John Green’s series on Mental Floss is great and this one is even better than usual because it’s about libraries 🙂