- Open Yale courses. Free videos of lectures plus downloads of blackboard notes, exams, etc - allowing you to essentially audit Yale courses for free! I've been watching one on Game Theory to satisfy the econ nerd within, but once I get the books from the library, I'm looking forward to this one on The American Novel Since 1945.
- OpenCulture is a source for both those courses (and many more) and also free audio books, plus links to free classic films and movies. I usually read my online books at The Gutenberg Project, but it's awesome that there's so much out there!
- Pippi Longstocking was my childhood heroine (although I also loved the Emil books, also by Astrid Lindgren). In fact, if I were to ever get a tattoo? It might be of the girl with the iconic upturned braids. The New York Times highlights an interesting Pippi Longstocking/tattoo connection - the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was originally created as the grown-up Pippi Longstocking. Check out the NYT article here.
- I think the Amazon Breakout Novel Contest is a fascinating thing, and I liked this article about their 2010 winner - who was rejected by 54 agents.
- The novella isn't dead. In case you were wondering.
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