The Most Commonly-Spoken Language in Each USA State Besides Spanish and English

I really like this map! (Thanks, B.) Super interesting. From Image credit: Ben Blatt/Slate. Also, for them that’s interested, the other day, to my astonishment, I wrote two and a half pages. Or, as I emailed to a particular group of interested friends, “tuna half pages.” There are certain dictation errors that I encounter… Read more »

Pretty Maps

This week, my happiness about Elizabeth Warren running for Senate in Massachusetts… (transcript here) …combined with this (funny? offensive? certainly clever, certainly reductive) t-shirt for sale at Threadless Tees… (click on it to enbiggen; you can buy it here) …combined with my recent perusal of maps because I’m going on vacation next week to a… Read more »

Bleary Photo Essay

Let’s start with a new cover that I LOVE. Here’s Graceling in Japanese, published by Hayakawa: Can I have that outfit? At least the boots? Next, here’s one of my favorite things. Let me help you parse that picture: an orchid sits in a leather chair. (No, that’s not where I normally keep it. The… Read more »

Geographic Maps for the Books

If you’re an audiobooker, the maps from the books, both by Jeffery C. Mathison, might be helpful! Click on a map to make it bigger. The Seven Kingdoms (Graceling) The Dells and Pikkia (Fire)