Put this all together, and it's a good time to share some of the more eclectic items that have recently caught my eye -- such aggregation posts come together quickly. You might not find every item herein to be noteworthy, but you'll surely find something interesting in what follows :-)
Audio books are increasingly popular -- a medium about which many people have mixed feelings. The Washington Post addressed those feelings in "Is listening to a book ‘cheating?’ " Note that this is a cognitive scientist's analysis, not random old guy hearkening onto Ye Olden, Golden Days of Yore.
|Image from The Guardian (UK news outlet)|
Another habit of the follically impaired: griping about changes to the language -- because language does change. (And I don't resist all change. I got myself a new dictionary a few years back. I stopped putting two spaces after periods in manuscripts. I've cut back my use of adverbs. Aren't you impressed?) ANYway, if the changes in language interest you, too, consider, "Stop. Using. Periods. Period." from the Wonkblog. I'm not saying I agree, but still, this is food for thought.
And from the Department of When It Rains, It Pours, we have "First it was Samsung phones. Now it’s exploding Samsung washing machines."
Finally (and timely for many SF and Nonsense readers), we have, from Space.com, "Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List."
And it's back to that novella I go ...