There's a chill in the air lately as fall begins its slow roll over the countryside. I hate winter but I love the seasonal changes; especially summer to fall. This time of year, I get the itch to grab a book, the thicker the better, go away from the world and sink into its pages and just get lost. Today's Grind is a treasure trove for book lovers as I go in search of new reads, old reads, reading accessories and essential insults to throw back at your co-workers for those times when you must be in the presence of other people instead of your book, blanket and coffee.
Now go away, I'm reading.
- "25 Phrases You Wish You Could Say At Work More Often" has a few gems on there. I especially like "I don't know what your problem is, but I bet it's hard to pronounce" and "The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist".
- Take 13 "100 Best Books" lists compile them, condense them into one master list and you'd get this list of "The 623 Best Books Ever Written".
- The 2.5% sales gain for book stores in 2015 was the first increase in sales since eReaders came out in 2007. Yup, readers are choosing printed books over electronic ones at an increasing rate.
- If Stephen King had written this article, it may have been the scariest thing he's ever done: "Our Book Lending Horror Stories"
- Here are "The 25 Big Books of Fall":
- How many of these 28 Life Changing Books have you read?
- Authors from around the globe make up the shortlist for the 2016 Booker Prize.
- From the article, "How To Deal With People Who Interrupt Your Reading": Touch their face and softly whisper, “He is coming for you,” before turning back to your book as if nothing happened.
- Get your house in order! You need these must-haves for your fall reading binge.
- "Mold was famous for writing the names of his children, and later on, me, in the grass with weed killer while we slept. “The fairies have been,” he’d say over breakfast. “Let’s go and see what they’ve been up to.” - An excerpt from Sophie Dahl's fascinating profile, "My grandfather Roald Dahl, the magician".
- Between June 2015 and June 2016, one author made $95 million and outgrossed the second highest grossing author by about $75 million. The highest paid author is not who I thought it'd be on the list of the world's highest paid authors.
- Superheroes used to just be in comics. Now, they rule the movies. They rule TV. But this article contends the best superheroes are not on screens; the best superheroes are in books.