A peek at what I’ve been reading on the interwebs:
- A literary power couple has also “consciously uncoupled,” according to NYMag.
- Have you heard of Ringly? Is it weird that I kind of want one?
- I think what we read is an intensely personal choice. That said, I do find the increasing frequency of adults solely reaching for YA literature to be troubling, and I think this trend goes hand-in-hand with our fast-food-fast-media culture. Enjoying series like Harry Potter or books like The Fault in Our Stars alongside more complex, mature, adult reading is fine…but I wonder about the socio-emotional well-being of adults who are legit obsessed with those titles. Frequent Wine and a Book readers know I’m an unabashed book snob, and I’m sure it’s no surprise that I couldn’t help with agreeing with the author’s argument: if you only read books written for children, you should feel embarrassed. (Slate)
- Is anyone else as excited as I am for the new emojis coming in July?? I really hope we get a white flag (as in “I surrender!”), a glass of champagne, and someone curled up in the fetal position on their bathroom floor (for the morning after texting tons of glasses of champagne).(Slate)