Welcome back for another jam-packed issue of the ephemera almanac. I’m excited to see we’ve reached number 10! Thanks for all your comments and support. If there’s something you’d like to see here, please do let me know via email or in the comments.
Here’s the roundup of treats for this Thursday:
- I loved this piece on The Millions about how a woman with the jitters on an around the world trip alone was saved by her books.
- After last week’s link showcasing a man reading on the train, I was equally excited to see two very long comment threads on Alexandra Franzen’s Instagram about books she’s loved reading lately. One of them looks pretty steamy!
- I’m not just a book nerd, I’m a type nerd, too. This illustrated guide to the anatomy of type and typographic terms had me wooing.
- I think I want to buy every single cookbook in Molly Wizenberg of Orangette’s tour of her must-have always-in-the-kitchen selects.
- This Paris Review piece on creating Borges’ Library of Babel online is mind-bending and totally fascinating. Did I mention I’m a language nerd along with type and books? Sigh. So many words, so little time.
- Finally, this pithy little kick in the pants from Austin Kleon on the difference between being the noun and the verb. I think my new life philosophy may be contained within…
Happy Thursday everyone! What have you seen on the web that made your nerd heart sing this week? Please do share- I love to know what you’re all reading…