This Week in Words – Dec 1

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

Please, people, if you know what’s good for you, check out David Rees’ informative commercial. And while you’re at it, maybe buy his book too. Your pencils will thank you for it.

On a similar note, The Chicago Tribune has some gift ideas for your book-loving friends and relatives this holiday season. They offer suggestions for anyone from poetry fans to biography readers to fiction aficionados. (Note: if you search for this article on Google, you can check it out for free. Following the link will require you to sign up for the Trib’s free online access.)

Keeping up with the book theme, The New York Times made a list of this year’s best books. Five from fiction, and five from nonfiction. (There’s even one from the Tribune’s gift list!)

Anyone out there with an iPad? Not feeling fulfilled or satisfied with life? Don’t worry: Sam Weiner feels the same way. You can read all about it at McSweeney’s.