Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year Is A Tragically Apt Summary Of 2018

There is a noxious air about Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2018 ― “toxic.”The British publisher, in announcing the choice, revealed “a 45 percent rise in the number of times” the word — which it defines as “poisonous” — was searched for in “an array” of literal and metaphorical contexts on its websites this year.The Oxford…

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Here Are The Winners Of The 2018 National Book Awards

HarperTeen / Oxford University Press / Riverhead / Coffee House / New Directions Novelist Sigrid Nunez and poet Justin Phillip Reed were among those who took home top honors at Wednesday night’s National Book Award gala in New York, which recognized the best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature and young people’s literature.The evening was…

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Stephen King Breaks His Own ‘Amazing’ Rule, Gets Trolled In Most Delightful Way

Horror novelist Stephen King didn’t practice what he preached and got teased on Twitter in the most charming way.Back in October, King urged writers not to use the word “amazing” because it was “very tired.”He requested “something more pungent & specific, please” instead:Note to writers: “Amazing” is very tired. “Amazing” needs a long vacation. Therefore,…

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The Best Kids Books Of 2018 To Help You Not Raise A Jerk

With everything going on in the world, parents have to make a lot of decisions about how they teach their kids about other cultures. Raising tolerant and accepting children is a complicated task, but a vital part of it is teaching kids to appreciate the differences among us all, and exposing them to it all…

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