What Does Immersing Yourself in a Book Do To Your Brain? this article on Literary Hub asks. TL;DR: Lots of good stuff. Not only does it engage a lot of parts of your brain, strengthening connections between them, it puts you behind other people’s eyes, in other people’s circumstances. There’s more. Go read.
Kinda-sorta remember a book, but can’t remember the title or who wrote it or the names of any characters? There’s an app for that, and it’s called librarians. Here’s a job I would love to have: tracking down half-forgotten books for people.
And who works this magic? The superhero librarians at the New York Public Library. In fact, you can ask them pretty damn much anything. I bought a copy of their Desk Reference. Haven’t used it much, ’cause I already know almost everything (get up off the floor and stop making a spectacle of yourself!), but I have it.
ANYWAY, here’s another thing:
I got an email from makeawebsitehub.com pointing out that I had, in a previous Friday Recommends post, linked to a post that linked to them. They wondered if I wouldn’t prefer to link directly to them. So I added them to that post, and now I’m directing you to them, specifically to this Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet, which they update any time Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media sharing site changes their image size recommendations. MOST useful!
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a half-forgotten book.