News: Literary Recap Dec. 19, 2012 - Jan. 2, 2013

2013-01-02 23:21:PM ago by nicole.boyce

Interested in venturing outside linguistic lines? The New Yorker traces John Quijada’s adventures with an invented language.
 
“You can tell how serious people are by looking at their books.” From cataloguing systems to historical religious shelving practices, The Paris Review takes an in-depth look at bookshelves.
 
Does poetry make us weird? An English professor praises the mind-warping potential of literature.
 
As part of its Year in Review, CBC Books has compiled a list of the year’s best book videos, from animated shorts to Call Me Maybe parodies.
 
To amp up your motivation this New Year, check out GalleyCat’s list of writing-related TED Talks from 2012.

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