This week on the bookish internet

  • I love coming across lists of obscure and delightful words. Now I have to figure out how to use spanghew in conversation. (Merriam-Webster)
    • Pair with: The Oxford English Dictionary is calling on teenagers to help define contemporary slang. (The Guardian)
  • Eliza M. Dumais writes about what happened when dating people who read went wrong. (Electric Literature)
  • Roman Muradov delivers a deep look into his process for creating a cover for a “lost classic.” I just can’t get enough of these. (LitHub)
  • Another item for the bucket list: London’s poetry lion. (The Verge)
  • Oliver Tearle posts a series of bookish firsts from The Secret Library, a history of literature. (Interesting Literature)
  • Sam Jordison discusses Chaucer’s penchant for naughty jokes. (The Guardian)
  • The editors of Vulture listed the best 100 books of the century so far. Let the arguments commence! (Vulture)

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