Authors’ favorite words

A video alphabet: At the Edinburgh international book festival, The Guardian has been asking writers such as Alasdair Gray, Neil Gaiman and Ruby Wax to come up with their favorite words and filming the results, words like ambivalent and Budongo.
Words from ‘a-whoring’ to ‘Zulu’
Children’s Book Quotes Every Adult Should Know
Mashable says the words of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein might be more reassuring now that you can read them yourself. At the very least, they’re easier to appreciate.
13 Quotes Every Adult Should Know
31 Day Blog Challenge, #14
Pay off all the outstanding bills. Make sure enough was left to keep being able to pay those bills. Give a bunch of it away to people who are working on things like wolf conservation and keeping polar bears alive. And use the rest to create memories. Travel, maybe. Go to a special concert somewhere far away. Stuff like that.
The business they kept a secret For 30 years
Nine women — or “The 9 Nanas,” as they prefer to be called — gather in the darkness of night. At 4 am they begin their daily routine — a ritual that no one, not even their husbands, knew about for 30 years. They have one mission and one mission only: to create happiness. And it all begins with baked goods….
…The women would eavesdrop. When they heard about a widow or a single mom who needed a little help, they’d step in and anonymously pay a utility bill or buy some new clothes for the children.
Making sure that “happiness happens.”
15 things about J.D. Salinger
He liked young women but didn’t want to sleep with them, he married a Gestapo informer, he wanted to play Holden Caulfield in the film, he wasn’t a total hermit and he was a rotten poker player.
Revelations from the juicy new oral Salinger biography
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