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A selection of free font-based symbols to use in decorating your books. (Via Jane Friedman’s Electric Speed)
For those wordsmiths or just the linguistically curious, Merriam Webster has a page where you can explore what words were coined in years from 2016 to far back in history. Everyone knows what a watercooler is, right? It’s the emblem of modern office gossip. Surprisingly, the word dates from 1807 and refers to a method of dispensing refrigerated water. The word definitions are available by clicking on any word in the list. Enjoy, have fun, and maybe challenge yourself to a period story where two or more of these words pops up.
A quick retelling of Cinderella that is lovely in execution and meaning.
It’s fun to see serious people having a sense of humor, and you have to watch the video. I can’t imagine the work it took to put that all together. (Via my dad, hence it required a pun.)
Wild Cats (Animals)
It may look like a cute little house cat, but the black-footed cat is considered the deadliest cat because of a high metabolism and an impressive 60% hunting success rate. This threatened wild species lives in three African countries.