Links I love

Links I love

My favorite finds from around the web:

How I read 313 books in one year. Great read, and Leigh totally inspired me to use my kindle more.

A book club for two, still going strong after 35 years – on the phone. This will make your heart grow two sizes.

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English. #20 always trips me up. And to prove his point, I’m sure I’ll continue to misuse #13.

The 25 best movies of 2016, and where to watch them.

Of note:

Sign up for a new Book of the Month membership and in addition to the good books and free tote, get a free copy of Gillian Flynn’s The Grownup. (Her novel Dark Places is available as an add-on this month; ship it with your January selection for just $9.99.

Get started here, and if there are any further discounts available right now, the code MODERNMRSDARCY will get them for you.

On the blog:

One year ago: 8 movies that are better than their books.

Two years ago: There are 7 ways to hate a book.

Three years ago: The spiritual discipline of the long walk.

Four years ago: My Whole 30 is over. I feel amazing. It’s complicated.

Five years ago: Best book you’ve never heard of on … architecture.

Have a great weekend!

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7 comments

  1. Lee says:

    My husband and I have always struggled with “nonplussed” when reading, because the meaning is counterintuitive, and you never hear it spoken aloud. When I come across it, I remind myself that nonplussed means plussed.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    I hear #3 (“begs the question”) used incorrectly all the time, but I can never remember what the correct usage is. I’m not sure if the example helped me much, so I will continue to struggle with this!

  3. Hannah Diller says:

    That piece on the book club friendship, especially the audio portion of it, was poignant and lovely. Thanks for sharing it.

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