From Thought Catalog…I don’t really care whether the extroverts of the world say such things to us introverts. They can say whatever they want. But, I will probably ignore them, and go home to read a book.
From mental_floss; my favorite:
“Never ask a lady a question about anything whatever.”
From Kenney Myers, who says:
When it comes to poetry, there are more formal types than the casual reader may realize. There’s definitely more to poetry than the rhyming sentiments in greeting cards, though many of those verses do adhere to one of these style forms. The poetry types listed here are a mere sampling of the many different forms out there, and can serve as an interesting starting point for a deeper study of poetry and its many styles.
See the list at the link.
From Justine Musk. They are all pretty good…likely to bring a smile. And I have number 26:
I can’t. I have to go home and rearrange my sock drawer.
From Ink Tank.
From The New Yorker, an interesting list of “lists.’
From Penelope Trunk (Hat tip: Althouse)—a great list. As a retiree, I still follow some of the items on the list (1, 5, 11, 13, and 15), at least so far; but since I see myself a writer, # 12 made me wince. Perhaps I should embrace the “people who are serious about ideas are blogging“ advice a little more, however:
12. They don’t write books. The book industry is dead. They have no control over distribution channels and they have no control over author publicity, so the value publishers add in the book business is pretty much zero. Amazon so completely dominates the book industry that Forbes declared that Amazon is now ripe for disruption—they are the publishing model to beat. So for now, if you have an idea, put it in a blog. Harvard Business Review says that people who are serious about ideas are blogging.
From A List of Books:
13 “Top 100 Books” lists combined and condensed in to one master list, for the benefit of your reading pleasure. 623 books in all — a lifetime of reading potential!
From, you guessed it—Longreads
The author of the article at The Millions, offers up 10 key ideas he gleaned from Roth’s work and career.