Lit Links & Scoops

Listipedia:You can find a list of 2011 Best Books Lists here

Et tu? The Communist Party in Chile has asked for the remains of the poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed due to allegations that he may have been poisoned.

Truth: People don’t make sense anymore

Truth #2: Why it’s pointless for companies to block social

Book Marketing: DIY Book Trailer

A few 2012 Beauty Trends

Gimme: These flowered black nail decals from London Butter are the dopest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

In news that won’t depress you this week: Lobsterman Jim Henry Learns to Read at 91, Writes Book at 98, and then Meet 5 Former Slaves Who Are Changing the World.

CNN lists New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico as two of the top places to spend Christmas.

Read, Rinse, Repeat: Ryan Rivera on 7 Reasons Why You’re Not as Miserable as You Imagine

This flowchart will help you pick your next best gothic/horror read: World War Z or The Shadow of the Wind

Is it a crime to be poor? by BARBARA EHRENREICH


A great piece on the need to listen and the need for storytellers to tell their tales…”We are storytelling creatures and as long as we permit ourselves to be quiet for a while now and then, the eternal narrative will continue” In Africa, the Art of Listening

 “The genomes of modern Puerto Ricans are a mosaic of African, European and Native American sequences. On average, the genomes of Puerto Ricans contain 10–15% Native American DNA, which is
largely Taíno” via Nature.

On dating a girl who reads

Some great 2011 recap pieces:
What I Learned About the Web in 2011
This year’s top buzzword in the U.S. is ‘creative’.
2012 Social Marketing & New Media Prediction Report

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