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Wednesday News: Happy Birthday to the Crossword Puzzle, Baidu buys up...

“To commemorate the holidays, he “synthesized a lot of different puzzles into one,” Reagle explained, and called it a “word-cross.” A few weeks later, a typographer miswrote it as “crossword.” Wynne decided he liked that phrasing better, and that’s how it’s been known ever since.” Slate

“Before sifting through the numbers, I want to point out that there’s an inverse relationship between small business entrepreneurship and the number of people writing novels in America. While the number of self-employed Americans has been dropping for years and is considered by most economists to be in steady decline, the number of novelists continues to grow. There are more novels being written and published (traditionally and through self-publishing) than at any other time in U.S. history. A handful of novels were published during the writing of this paragraph.” The Millions

isn't sure if she's an average Romance reader, or even an average reader, but a reader she is, enjoying everything from literary fiction to philosophy to history to poetry. Historical Romance was her first love within the genre, but she's fickle and easily seduced by the promise of a good read. She approaches every book with the same hope: that she will be filled from the inside out with something awesome that she didnʼt know, didnʼt think about, or didnʼt feel until that moment. And she's always looking for the next mind-blowing read, so feel free to share any suggestions!

2 Comments

  1. azteclady
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 10:15:21

    Following the links to the Slate bit on Google doodles, I found this cool video to an old Letterman interview with the late Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. Amazing woman, all around.

    Thank you and happy new year!

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