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Around The Web: Pumpkin Decorating, Typos, Ignyte Awards, and Reading Lists

Welcome back, readers! Let’s get right into this week’s roundup of web content: some pumpkin decorating ideas, an explanation of why it’s hard to spot your own typos, a look at the Ignyte Awards, and a history of the reading list.

Bookish Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

I’m writing this from an area that’s strongly discouraging trick-or-treating this year, but I’m already seeing folks find creative ways to make Halloween fun while staying home. Pumpkin decorating or carving is still an option, so why not try one of the bookish pumpkin decorating ideas from Book Riot?

Why It’s Hard to Spot Your Own Typos

Even when you check your writing multiple times, small mistakes can make it through to the final product. Typos happen, and they can be a real challenge to catch on your own. Why is it so hard? Mental Floss has the answer: your brain is focused on communication rather than typing.

The Ignyte Awards

Fiyah magazine just held the first ever Fiyacon, a convention celebrating speculative fiction. The Ignyte Awards, a new set of prizes that aim to celebrate the diversity within the spec fic genre, were announced during the convention. Doris V. Sutherland has a recap of the awards for those who couldn’t attend and it’s well worth checking out if you’re looking for some awesome sci-fi and fantasy.

Where Do Reading Lists Come From?

And for those looking for a longer read, check out this brief history of the reading list from Lit Hub. If you want to know how book lists became so popular, this is a good place to start.


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