A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.
Proofreaders and Copy Editors delight! This week’s Favorite combines all your pet peeves into one catchy tune :-D
Chances are, you’ve already seen it–it’s been making the rounds online since its release last week. But in case you haven’t had the pleasure–or you’d like to again–here’s one of Weird Al Yankovic’s newest videos: Word Crimes.
Happy July fellow readers! It’s been six months since I issued my TBR Challenge. How are you progressing?
I’ve continued the book binge I started in June, and I seem to be favoring print books over e-books or audio books lately. Part of it is the very real possibility that I’ll be moving soon (if I land a new job), and I have a tendency to donate books to the library than don’t capture my interest. So I tell myself I’m lightening the physical load for the move–my Kindle will weigh the same no matter how many books are on it! The other part is a simple fondness for holding a real book in my hands. I adore my Kindle, and all the features and conveniences it provides, but there’s nothing in the world like touching the pages of a book you love.
And my book binge has paid off–I reached my goal of 12 TBR books last week! Some of the 12 went into the donation bin, but I found a few gems in the bunch, too. Those gems make me want to dive back into one of my TBR bins and see what else is waiting for me–so I have. My non-reading activity has started to pick up again, so I’m not sure how many more books I’ll get to, but I’m not stopping :-D
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Ever wonder why, in all his portraits, Napoleon has his hand inside his coat? Or where the term “half-nelson” came from? Find out with this week’s Favorite, as Mr. Peabody and Sherman meet Emperor Napoleon I and Admiral Lord Nelson!