I like that bear's buttocks
Sunday, 16 September 2018

Buddy, the Library Isn’t a 7-Eleven

quote [ ?How can you guys not have sidewalk chalk? This is the worst library!? ]

?You have already done a recent post to this category. Either post something to a different category, or wait a while before attempting to post again to this one.?
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@1:34pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Who Are the Forgotten Greats of Science Fiction?

quote [ The Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award was founded in 2001 to draw attention to unjustly forgotten SF authors. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+8 Classy Pr0n]
[by arrowhen@8:44pmGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Jesus in Four Colors: Spire Christian Comics from the 1970s

quote [ The idea of the Rapture had been floating around various Christian denominations for decades - but Christian comics brought it to the masses. ]

Give me my rapture today
[SFW] [literature] [+6 Funsightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 27 August 2018

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound

quote [ When the reading brain skims texts, we don?t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another?s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age ]

[SFW] [literature] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@8:04amGMT] [13 comments]

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Do Not Read

quote [ Restricted collections in remarkable libraries. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+6]
[by arrowhen@12:32amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

How the ?brainy? book became a publishing phenomenon

quote [ These uncertain times have seen a renewed interest in serious nonfiction, as people try to make sense of an unstable world ]

[SFW] [literature] [+2 Good]
[by arrowhen@3:44amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Tsundoku: The art of buying books and never reading them

quote [ Do you have a habit of picking up books which you never quite get around to reading? That's tsundoku. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+4]
[by arrowhen@4:36pmGMT] [18 comments]

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

How a cabal of romance writers cashed in on Amazon Kindle Unlimited

quote [ ?Two male figures. One seems to be wearing a stethoscope, indicating he is a doctor, but he is stripped to the waist.?

?Doesn?t look like my doctor, your Honor,? said the lawyer drily. ]

On the economics of paperback writers. Was wondering recently why nobody manages the trashy e-book scene more sophisticated. Turns out they do!
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:36pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 13 July 2018

Independent Voices

quote [ Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century. ]

It won't come again. It's a joke to pretend.
[NSFW] [literature] [+4 Original]
[by tom the fish@9:50amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Like, like is now like an inlikefix, and linguists are like, "how unlikelikely!"

quote [ Like has undergone radical developments in modern English. It can function as a hedge (?I?ll be there in like an hour?), a discourse particle (?This like serves a pragmatic function?), and a sentence adverb (?It?s common in Ireland, like?). More recent is the so-called quotative like (?I?m like, Whoa!?). This became widely established impressively fast and is leading to some remarkable usages in younger generations: children saying things like ?What?s Ernie like?? to mean ?What?s Ernie saying?? The latest novel use to which like is being put is as an infix. Infixes are a pretty small set in English, so a new one is a genuine surprise, linguistically. In some ways it is unlikeprecedented. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+5 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@3:02amGMT] [9 comments]

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