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A blog post that deserves more attention.I’ve only read one of these–The Fact of a Body–and agree with the description of it as “exciting, shattering, exquisitely crafted (and researched).” I hope to get to a few more of these in the next couple of a months.

26 Books From the Last Decade That If You Haven’t Read—You Should | Literary Hub With the end of anything comes reflection. We’ve been doing quite a bit of it here at Literary Hub, as you may have noticed, but

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And an even more important reason to find alternatives to Amazon.

Amazon Warehouse Reports Show Worker Injuries – The Atlantic Speedy robots. Constant surveillance. Ruthless quotas. A new investigation into why the injury rate for Amazon’s warehouse workers is sky-high. Source: Amazon Warehouse Reports Show Worker Injuries – The Atlantic

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Looking for ways to help people find alternatives to Amazon before it completely destroys us. 

Give a gift that supports small presses: Skip Amazon and buy direct – Chicago Tribune Biblioracle columnist John Warner calls on readers to buy from small and independent presses directly, rather than via Amazon — which, according to Publishers Weekly,

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What artists can do is bring stories to the table that are unshakably true—the sort of stories that, once you’ve heard them, won’t let you return to what you thought before. Lin-Manuel Miranda 

What artists can do is bring stories to the table that are unshakably true—the sort of stories that, once you’ve heard them, won’t let you return to what you thought before. Source: Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Power of Art –

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The story behind the story you hear in your earbuds.

‘Your throat hurts. Your brain hurts’: the secret life of the audiobook star | Books | The Guardian As the business booms, narrators talk tricky accents, lonely shifts and tackling 100 pages a day Source: ‘Your throat hurts. Your brain

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I’ve still got a long way to go, but I’m already anticipating the downside. 

I Just Published a Book: Why Am I Depressed? | Poets & Writers A debut memoirist speaks up about post-publication blues and offers some suggestions for how to cure them. Source: I Just Published a Book: Why Am I Depressed?

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To boost creativity, create a schedule.

James Clear is a source of many smart ideas about productivity, habit formation, and personal change. The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don’t Wait for Motivation The work of top creatives isn’t dependent upon motivation or creative inspiration. Rather,

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