The Week’s Most Popular Posts: June 4 – June 9, 2012

Our most popular posts from the week that was…
Atlas Shrugged:
It’s never too early to learn that the government is a greedy piglet that suckles on a taxpayer’s teet until they have sore, chapped nipples.

From If Ron Swanson Wrote Book Blurbs by Amanda Nelson


6. If you find yourself waiting an hour for an autographed copy of some C-list celebrity’s ghostwritten memoir, then it’s time to reconsider your station in life and your prospects for future happiness. Also, wave to me.

From A Loner’s Guide to Book Expo America by Jeff O’Neal


 According to even the most conservative estimates, English contains at least 250,000 words, with more appearing and evolving every day. Despite its depth and breadth and perpetual growth, the language has unfillable gaps when it comes to describing and explicating the human experience. I’m as guilty as anyone as falling back on that old rhetorical crutch, “For lack of a better word…”

From There’s Got to Be a Word for That by Victor Wishna


3. Recycled Magazine Bangle: These bangles are made from scraps of old magazines and wrapped around a wooden base. Eco-friendly and fun from Etsy.

From Book Fetish, Volume XXXII by Brenna Kalmer

Sign up to get the librarian's one-stop shop for news, book lists, and more with the Check Your Shelf newsletter.
We have a $250 Barnes & Noble gift card to give away to a lucky Book Riot reader! Go here to enter for a chance to win, or just click the image below: