The Week’s Most Popular Posts: January 13-17, 2014

Let’s take a look back at the most popular posts from the week that was….


And the internet has brought added delight to being a book fiend: You can read all about the books you love, find out when books are coming out, buy books, talk to people about books, even talk to authors! How is that not amazing?! If you would rather write an article about how people are reading less instead of reading a book, then please give all your books to me. I’d rather be reading them.

-From 2014: The Year of the Reader by Liberty Hardy


I was bound to love adorkable Kimmie Boubier because of her bodacious bod, her cheeky last name, and for all the joy the actress who plays her, Rebel Wilson, brought to my life via Pitch Perfect. And her show includes one of the top standards by which I grade tv shows: an excellent theme song, including a dance sequence. But this week the show upped the ante and solidified my appreciation via a seemingly throwaway supporting character, a hunk of a bodyguard for a Lil Kim-like rapstress that lawyer Kimmie is trying to sign under contract. Antwon the bodyguard has some of the best lines of the episode, all related to books.

From The Most Surprisingly Literary TV Show I Watched This Week by Alison Peters


It’s 2014 now, and the air is heady with New Year Resolutions. I’m not big on New Year Resolutions, but I do think it’s useful to take dates like that, or your birthday, as chances to step back and examine your life. Post New Year’s, I’ve been spending a fair bit of time taking all my gears out, examining them, and putting them back together (this is a metaphor. I am not a robot. I am also a human like you. Do not feel the need to check or to alert your puny terrestrial authorities). It can be useful to examine what’s working and what isn’t and then try to figure out how to fix things.

From How I’m Repairing My Reading Habits by Peter Damien


If someone reads fewer books than you do, it does not make them less intelligent than you. It does not even make them a worse reader. If someone reads different types of books than you do, it doesn’t make them a bad reader, either. It just means they are a different human being than you.

From Pages Ain’t Nothing But A Number (Or, Let’s All Stop Judging People By How Much They Read) by Jill Guccini



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