Yesterday was Evan’s birthday, so I’m having a slow start to the day today. Hoping to perk up just in time for our house party tonight.
This month is going to be a busy one – I’ll be travelling to the California next week, blogging every day, and making a foray into some literature from antiquity.
More on that and my top links of the week below. What have you been reading?
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Over on my business blog, here’s How I’m Investing in My Microbusiness this summer. Sounds fancy, but it’s just a bunch of great resources that you might like to check out.
I’m joining in with a Classical Literature Readalong this month! One Greek, one Latin. Check out the deets.
Blog Every Day August has begun! You’re reading #1.
I also posted an Update Video with some of the latest goings-on.
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Unearthing Breece D’J Pancake – the best author name ever? He was featured on Literary Disco – an authors’ author of sorts. He published 12 stories in his lifetime, and they’re recently republished.
This week in Not News: “Writing no longer buys a champagne lifestyle“. Wannabe writer? Start a portfolio career, dude.
Apparently black cat-ism is rampant these days. At least, this guy says so. A visit to Anne Billson’s Twitter page proves otherwise.
Further proof: 28 Lucky Black Cats. Yes I do class this as arts and culture. WHAT OF IT?
Is this the Year of the Fan? A promising new column by Elizabeth Minkel for The New Statesman.
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How YouTube introduced us to The American Room. Fantastic piece by Paul Ford.
Newsletter recommendation of the week! Jessica Stanley’s READ. LOOK. THINK. A fantastic fortnightly link list. If you like this, you’ll like hers more. (It’s better.)
Podcrush of the week! TL;DR tech (lite) podcast from – of course – WNYC. (& a reminder to try out Overcast to listen to them).
Ashley made a great video about some of her favourite essay collections – and my TBR continues its ascent.
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The Wisdom of the Moving Man is an uplifting wee read – and meditation on the funny little ways we define our own self worth.
A longread – Piety and Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles. Apparently they’re a scourge, but fuck it. I fucking love them.
What have you been reading this week?