Friday, January 17, 2014

Fiction and Frappaccinos: One Book, Multiple Journals, and Amazing Facts

Fiction and Frappaccinos
Check in on Fridays to see my favorites from the week.
(Coffee not included)

(1) Check out this awesome NYTimes story about a murder convict who won a creative writing contest.

(2) Bookriot did a fascinating post on 2014 reading habits.
Only one book at a time - now that'd be a challenge for me!

(3) The Bookriot post also called my attention to Joe Hill's article on journaling. Maybe you can make some use of all those journals you had to buy, but never used.

(4) Need a story starter? How about starting with a kernel of random knowledge from Mental Floss' Amazing Fact Generator.

(5) As a follow-up to last week's Murder & Macchiatos, here's the video for Justified's Elmore Leonard tribute.

Up Next: 
Weekend READcap on 
John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things


  1. The Alaric Hunt story astounds me, that he'd be able to figure out ways to research and more behind bars.

    It also saddens me somewhat... yes, the life sentence is warranted, granted, but the penal system in that state seems hellbent on preventing any kind of rehabilitation at all, even for those who stand a chance of getting out someday.

  2. The section about him researching within the prison reminds me a bit of The Shawshank Redemption or The Reader. We can at least be glad that many of these institutions provide a library.

    Definitely sad that he was so young when he went in. That's an age the most of us haven't even gone to school and decided what we want to be when we grow up.