I took an unplanned break from blogging because I got roped into doing some teaching and preparing for that stuff is time-consuming. I have been steadily reading and listening to audiobooks all this time, and currently have one review in the making and a couple of other posts I am preparing. During the blogging break, I found all sorts of interesting goodies to post in Friday Links, most of them relating to language, books, literature and reading.
Most of the ones below are not brand new, but no less interesting for that.
- The secret language you speak without realising it. A look at some of the tech words added to the online edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary earlier in the year.
- Since I'm at it, here is the Wikipedia link to M-W's word of the year lists.
Someone Just Ran Over Terry Pratchett’s Unpublished Workwith a Steamroller. Yes, that happened.
- In their own words: 10 female translators on the work that inspires them.
- Chances are you own or have owned at least one of them: On the Ubiquitous, Economy-Shaping, Library-Defining BillyBookcase.
And the list:
In 2012, Ann Morgan set out to read books from every country in the world. She published her thoughts and reviews on the blog A Year of Reading the World. Then she got a book deal and wrote a book about her reading adventure. Today's list contains all the book recommendations she got for the project, classed by country, and would be a valuable resource for anyone planning to attempt a similar feat.