This Week in Words – Jan 19

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

For The New Yorker, Maria Bustillos writes about her appreciation for elegant writing, even if the character, or scene, or author of the material she’s reading is deplorable.

Stuck inside on a rainy day, craving the literary, and your Kindle’s battery just died? Don’t worry, there are games for that. From Pride and Prejudice to The Shining, Flavorwire offers a list of board games based on books. Why I don’t have at least two of these (those aforementioned), I may never understand.

Speaking of Pride and Prejudice, BBC is recreating the Netherfield Ball for the 200th publication anniversary of Austen’s novel. I’m sure my invitation to this event simply got lost in the mail.

These might be the best rules for writers I’ve ever read.

And just because I can’t help but include them, while I’m on the topic of rules, here are 22 of them to live by from Thought Catalog.