This Week in Words – Jul 13

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

Printed books vs. digital books, ever the hot-button issue (apparently). I have to come down diplomatically in the center of this argument. I love printed books – the way they smell, the feel of reading a real book, turning a page. But I can’t discount the total convenience of an e-reader – it keeps my travel bag under the carry-on weight limit.

For the Paris Review Daily, Alice Bolin examines The Young Visiters, a novel published in 1919 and written by Daisy Ashford at the age of nine. Nine.

A list of “28 ‘Favorite’ Books That Are Huge Red Flags.” This is the funniest thing I’ve read on the Internet in weeks. Example: Addressing those who claim Fight Club as their favorite, he says, “Oh, it’s so haaaaard to be a white-collar man nowadays, what with laws and feminism and Ikea restraining our healthiest instincts. Oh, wait, no it’s not. We’re coddled and chubby pink piglets who don’t have to fight in wars or protect anyone. Enjoy your Frappuccino like a man and quit complaining, you teenager.”

And this has nothing to do with anything, really, but I found it enjoyable.