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The Surprising Things Readers Leave In Secondhand Books | Writer’s Relief

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The Surprising Things Readers Leave In Secondhand Books | Writer’s Relief

Plane tickets, dried flowers, recipes and (ew!) even used tissues, Emma Smreker has found all these and more in the secondhand books she collects. In this article Writer’s Relief found on independent.co.uk, Emma explains how finding photographs left behind in old books led her to attempt to return them to their owners. And she’s had a surprising amount of success!

Read more about how Emma returns treasures found in secondhand books here.

 

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Has Proper Punctuation Become…Passé? | Writer’s Relief

As texting, tweeting, posting, and email take over written communication, a generation gap has developed. In this article on forbes.com, Writer’s Relief found that twenty-somethings often interpret punctuation as a subtle expression of sternness—especially ending a sentence with a (gasp!) period. Yes. It’s true. Much to the dismay of grammar gurus everywhere, punctuation is making… Continue Reading

Should You Try The Most Dangerous Writing App? | Writer’s Relief

Many writers struggle with writer’s block, and there are lots of articles about ways to kick-start your muse. But if you’re willing to try something a little more extreme, The Most Dangerous Writing App might work for you. In an article on wired.com, Writer’s Relief learned this new web tool for writers warns that “If you… Continue Reading

Are You Writing In An Edward Hopper Painting? | Writer’s Relief

With his deserted urban landscapes and isolated figures, Edward Hopper has burst back into the limelight as the artist of the coronavirus age. In this article Writer’s Relief found on The Guardian, the idea that “we are all Edward Hopper paintings now” has gained traction as people self-isolate during the pandemic. If you’re feeling especially… Continue Reading

How Libraries Are Handling The New Normal | Writer’s Relief

With so many people now at home, we’ve all turned to books to pass the time. As a result, libraries are dealing with increased demands for ebooks and books in general. In this article Writer’s Relief found on npr.org, librarians state that book requests are running 37% higher than this same time last year. And… Continue Reading



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