Welcome to Monday! Did you catch the Superbowl? I’m not a big sports fan, so I entirely missed the game, the commercials, the performances – everything. Meanwhile, here are some great articles you might have missed last week. As always, there will be emotionally challenging content, and perhaps some spoilers – reader beware.
It’s a brand new month, but we’ve got some fun links from the last week of January that caught our collective eyes. As always, there will be emotionally challenging material and perhaps some spoilers, so reader beware.
Good morning! Last week, the internet settled down somewhat after the extraordinary deaths that had occurred in the weeks previous. Now that we’ve calmed down and processed our grief a little, it’s back to business as usual. As always, there is emotionally challenging content ahead, and perhaps spoilers from movies you may not have seen, so reader beware.
First up (and most important), there’s been a brand-new version of the Lithomobilus app, that loads faster, has smoother navigation, and is just generally spiffier and more swell.
Last week was a tough one for many people. It’s hard to begin the year by losing two men whose work was loved and admired. We can only hope that as the weeks of 2016 wear on, we get some good news. Regardless, here’s what we were reading last week. As always, there may be emotionally challenging content ahead: read at your own risk.
We’re changing things up here at Zoetic headquarters. From now on, we’re livening up your Mondays with a round-up of the most interesting things we read last week – things that moved us, things that infuriated us, things that made us think and act. Here’s what we found last week (Be aware – some of these articles link to emotionally-laden subjects, and some contain content spoilers. Read at your own peril.):
Read Kara Waite’s experiences with weight loss and social pressure in Weightless.
How do you decide what to read? I’m lucky – it just appears in my inbox. But for those of you who aren’t lucky enough to have amazing authors emailing you stories that no one’s ever read before, seeking out literary award winners is a good way of finding the best there is. Here are some of the highlights of the past year.
Svetlana Alexievich, author of War Does Not Have a Woman’s Face (1985), Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices From the Afghanistan War (1991), Enchanted with Death (1994),Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster (1997), The Last Witnesses: A Hundred of Unchildlike Lullabys (2004), Second-hand Time (2013)
We hope that you had a restful holiday season, and we look forward to an engaging, exciting year of literature in 2016.