If you’re reading this week’s collection of reading-related tweets on your phone, you’re not alone. And if you’re just a tiny bit afraid to put it down? Turns out there’s a word for that:
Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.
(A new addition to Merriam Webster)
— Henri Cole (@ColeHenri) May 20, 2016
Haters gonna hate, y’all. But maybe read some stuff you actually enjoy? Occasionally?
Imagine all of the actual good things you could be reading and praising instead of all the bad things you're hate reading and hating
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) May 20, 2016
So who are these people who aren’t peppering their dialogue with references to characters from Tolkien’s The Silmarillion?
Just read an article in which a chief political correspondent uses a Morgoth metaphor. Truly, the nerds have inherited the earth.
— Joe Abercrombie (@LordGrimdark) May 19, 2016
Bonus points for anyone out there who can use “Morgoth” and “nomophobia” in the same sentence.
Joe Hill’s new novel The Fireman just came out, and he’s throwing down the gauntlet:
Got to talk w/the amazing @joe_hill 2day who says "the world is divided into 2 groups of people: those who adore plague novels and wimps."
— Rachel Martin (@rachelnpr) May 19, 2016
Not that there’s anything wrong with being a wimp. Some of our best friends are wimps.
Meanwhile, on the train:
Ha. On train. Woman pretends she's not reading book of a man next to her, who pretends he isn't holding it so it's easier for her to do so.
— Alison Barrow (@alisonbarrow) May 19, 2016
Little kid reading a zombie book next to me on the train ran out of pages and resorted to staring at the author bio. I know the feeling, kid
— Melissa Albert (@mimi_albert) May 19, 2016
So, there’s this game called book cricket that’s big in India and Sri Lanka. Scoring involves selecting random pages and assigning the numbers to runs and wickets and other terms that are deeply confusing to most Americans. Anyone playing?
Even if you play book cricket and mark the pages, you can't score a century in a 15 over game!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 18, 2016
Dispatches from the writing life:
That point in a writing project when you get to the reread and think: huh, ok, not that bad.
— gailcarriger (@gailcarriger) May 19, 2016
Since people are asking, I always start the story-writing process by hand. I fill 20-40 pages with worldbuilding before starting the book!
— Victoria/V.E. Schwab (@veschwab) May 19, 2016
The Nebula Awards (from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.) were announced this past weekend, and very deserving women pretty much swept the prizes. Sad puppies were sad. Congratulations to Fran Wilde for Updraft, Alyssa Wong for “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” Sarah Pinsker for “Our Lady of the Open Road,” Nnedi Okorafor for Binti, and Naomi Novik for Uprooted.
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) May 15, 2016
I'm departing the #Nebulas .
HUGE congrats to the winners!
Cherish the love! It's a fabulous accomplishment! ❤️
— Kate Elliott (@KateElliottSFF) May 15, 2016
— Naomi Novik (@naominovik) May 15, 2016
Who’s rocking your Twitter world?