Who names a snowstorm Pax, anyway?
There's not much peace about what Pax is bringing to the eastern United States this week. We're in the process of getting what will amount to somewhere between 6 and 18 inches of snow, according to the various forecasters, right now in southcentral Pennsylvania.
Whatever it ends up being, it's a great excuse to kick back and read. It's been a while since I posted one of my eclectic roundups of reading suggestions. This isn't quite #FridayReads, but if you have power or Wifi, you can consider these your Pax Links to pass the time when you're not shoveling, salting or throwing logs on the fire.
- The New Yorker: "Cheap Words: Amazon is good for customers. But is it good for books?" by George Packer
- The Atlantic: "Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators" by Megan McArdle
- EuroGamer: "Inside Monopoly's secret war against the Third Reich" by Christian Donlan
- Mental Floss: "12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet" by M. Asher Cantrell
- BBC News: "Palmerston: The island at the end of the earth" by Thomas Martienssen
- Aeon Magazine: "Creepypasta: With a flood of dark memes and viral horror stories, the internet is mapping the contours of modern fear" by Will Wiles
- BuzzFeed: "Why I Bought A House In Detroit For $500" by Drew Philp
- Writer Unboxed: "Ten Myths about Writing" by Keith Cronin
- Unschool Rules: "There’s beauty in everything: Unschooling fine arts" by Joan Otto
- The Cat's Meat Shop: "Chimney Sweep Slang"
- The Atlantic: "How Great Would It Be for Leno to Go on Letterman One Last Time?" by Luke Epplin
- My Inside Voices: "Goodbye old buddy" by Susan Jennings
- The New York Times: "Wikipedia vs. the Small Screen" by Noam Cohen
- The New York Times: "When Babies Don’t Fit Plan, Question for Zoos Is, Now What?" by Leslie Kaufman (a 2012 article that sheds some more light on the Copenhagen Zoo's recent controversial decision to euthanize a healthy male giraffe)
- Book Riot: "The Conversation We Should Be Having About J.K. Rowling’s Big Reveal" by Peter Damien
- Messy Nessy Chic: "This Guy’s Job is to make Paper Props for Boardwalk Empire & Hollywood Films"
- TwistedSifter: "Hiding Air Bases, Factories and Plants in WWII"