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This Is Your Life on Books, and Other News

April 1, 2013 | by

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  • The book lover’s dilemma, via Rena Maguire.
  • Merriam-Webster’s is movin’ with the times, incorporating such newfangled phrases as the hideous bucket list, 2010-ish game changer, mysterious robocall, belated mashup, usefulcrowdsourcing, unfortunate cyberbullying, and inevitable viral.
  • If Marx lived today, speculates one biographer, “he would be a compulsive blogger, and picking Twitter fights with Andrew Sullivan and Naomi Klein.”
  • Speaking of! Celebrate Easter (belatedly) by testing your knowledge of resurrections in literature.
  • Genius in literature: a handy-dandy chart.

 

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The Dickens Museum, and Other News

December 7, 2012 | by

  • “The Dickens Museum felt for many years a bit like Miss Havisham, covered in dust.” After an extensive renovation, the London home where Charles Dickens lived as a newlywed has reopened to the public.
  • “Maintain low financial expectations.” One author reveals his earnings.
  • Capitalism and socialism were Merriam-Webster’s most looked-up words of the year. But malarkey had a strong showing, too!
  • Authors choose their favorite illustrations.
  • Oh dear: Are we in the midst of a reading crisis?
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