This Week in Words – Jul 20

by Treehouse Editors

compiled by Rachel Bondurant

Tim Kreider has a great essay in The New Yorker Page Turner about the growing insignificance – and mediocrity – of book covers. Being a cartoonist, Kreider included visual aids with the piece. Sadly, though, no cartoons.

Somewhere, a book nerd is planning her dream vacation. I don’t mean me. (I might mean me.)

Here’s a brief note about the grammar-centric tomes that DFW had in his own library, many of which you can now view at UT-Austin’s Harry Ransom Center (should you want to add that to the list you’re compiling from the previous link).

And for reading fun, a couple of short pieces from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency:

This one is almost exactly what I expect takes place anytime there’s construction in or around a building in which I am trying to sleep.

And this one goes out to fellow fans of Star Wars and funny things. (But not racism.)