Compare Your Sleeping Habits to Famous Writers’ With This Infographic!

Compare Your Sleeping Habits to Famous Writers’ With This Infographic!

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Some authors you think of and you imagine them drinking hard, staying up late, and listening to like jazz music or something. Maybe they have interesting parties with friends or something. What you probably don’t imagine is them waking up at the time your cool friends fall asleep.   The good folks at Brain Pickings put together a helpful infographic in which they break down the sleep habits of many famous writers. Some standouts include Honoré de Balzac who woke up at 1am. Haruki Murakami wakes up at 4am (and goes for long distance runs or swims every morning). Check …

10 of Our Biggest Pet Peeves in Literature

10 of Our Biggest Pet Peeves in Literature

Whenever you spend a lot of time doing something you love, you’re bound to come across a few things that just bother you. Vacationing, for instance, is wonderful. But you also have to wait on security at the airport. Not fun. Food is also great. But you have to pay for it. Not fun.   Reading, as we all can agree, is a wonderful pastime. But there are just some things in books that tick me off a little bit. Here are ten of those things.   1. When you spend a chapter watching somebody walk from point A to …

The Music I Want You to Listen to While Reading

The Music I Want You to Listen to While Reading

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A lot of people I know absolutely reject the idea of listening to music while reading, citing total distraction as a consequence of doing so, but I find I get distracted if I’m NOT listening to music, especially if I’m attempting to read in public. I recently flew home for Christmas and then back to New York and here is some of the music that allowed me to focus entirely on the book I was reading (Tender by Belinda McKeon: very good indeed. S’up Belinda?) while remaining un-distracted by wailing infants. I want you to give these a shot, and tell me …