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Pandemic, Malarkey, And More: Words That Defined 2020 | Writer’s Relief

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Pandemic, Malarkey, And More: Words That Defined 2020 | Writer’s Relief

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2020 is pandemic—and we’re not surprised! In an article Writer’s Relief found on Merriam-Webster.com, we learned the yearly selection is based on a statistical analysis of the words looked up in the  online dictionary. By early March, pandemic was being looked up an average of 4,000% over 2019 levels! Top lookups this year also included malarkey, kraken, and antebellum.

To see the entire list of top words that defined 2020, click here.

 

A Cornucopia of Great Books To Read On Thanksgiving | Writer’s Relief

While feel-good Christmas stories already seem to overflow bookstore bookshelves, there are still some great Thanksgiving stories worth reading! Writer’s Relief found this list of the thirty-one best Thanksgiving books at The Oprah Magazine website.  You’ll find books for every age, from picture books like Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of… Continue Reading

A New Guide For Life In 2020: The Elements Of Stress | Writer’s Relief

Move over, Elements of Style—here’s Elements of Stress, a handbook for our times which specifically addresses dealing with life in 2020! In this article Writer’s Relief found on lithub.com, we learned The Elements of Stress is based on the theory that things could not get any worse but they can get funnier. Filled with witty… Continue Reading

These Authors Are Also Book Hoarders! | Writer’s Relief

Many of us are using our newfound time at home to tidy up “Marie Kondo” style—but not these book-hoarding bibliophiles! In this article Writer’s Relief found online at the Independent, authors Jason Reynolds, Jane Green, Martelllus Bennett and others reveal they have so many books, they’re running out of space! Bennett alone has thousands of… Continue Reading

50 Books Short Enough For 50 Afternoons | Writer’s Relief

Looking for a quick read—or maybe fifty quick reads? ? At lithub.com, Writer’s Relief found this list of fifty contemporary books all under two hundred pages.  From spine-chilling stories to meditations to fragment novels to a 190-page monologue, you’re sure to find just the right book to while away an autumn afternoon. See the complete… Continue Reading



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