I love reading. I read so much that my reading gets in the way of my reading. Sorry, book club folks. Much of the reading I do throughout the week gets posted on Twitter. But, as these things go on Twitter, things get lost in the manic shuffle.
So, to address this, I am going to write a regular, weekly blog post that will list a few of the memorable things I read during the past week.
The Week in Words, Language, and Writing: April 1-7, 2013
Moist, panties, and other words people dislike. Fascinating look at word aversion from Slate.
"Error of the Week: Wile Away vs. While Away" from Copyediting.com
Wonderfully punny illustration: "The Centaur of Attention" from Gemma Correll
Inspirational read of the week: "An openly gay player in the NFL is not a distraction" from Chris Kluwe on CNN (HT: Mindy)
"'Just a Theory': 7 Misused Science Words" from Yahoo! News
"Some words are more persuasive than others," according to Lifehacker
"The Goodreads New Author Checklist" from More Time to Write
Megan Mcardle writes about illegal immigrants getting banned from the AP Stylebook
The Week gives us "14 words that are their own opposites"
The new Word Nerd from Geekdad
And, lastly, Salon reprinted a (wonderful, heartwarming, inspiring) excerpt from Roger Ebert's book Life Itself: A Memoir
Happy reading! Words, language, writing, and nerdery FTW.