Lit Links & Scoops

I’m moving out of town this weekend so this will be a short one. Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

– Good News: Some of my photography will used in a documentary currently in production: Mayan Predictions, Myth or Reality by Tom Martens. To learn more about the project visit Mayan

– What Kind of Book Reader Are You? Diagnose yourself here

– Don’t think social will go away via Forbes

– Don’t do it: The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy via NY Times

– I discovered The Vanishers By Heidi Julavits on the Oprah.com website and devoured it this weekend. It was a fascinating mix of time travel, supernatural and feminist discourse that kept me enraptured in spite of all the packing I needed to do – not that I was procrastinating or anything.

– Cool infographic: The DNA of a successful book via mashable

– 5 Ideas That Will Change the World by 2025 – things to think about 

– Oldie but goodie: 47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself here

– Take a trip back in time to old Puerto Rico: Visit the ARCHIVO HISTORICO Y FOTOGRAFICO DE PUERTO RICO’s photostream

– Places where it’s okay to be an atheist: run away, run away
– Get ready for autumn: Asopao de Camarones recipe 

and remember:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. [universe] Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” 
― Marianne Williamson, Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

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