PQ Weekly is a round-up of the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.
- Finnish students can reportedly learn to read in approximately three months. It takes English speakers three years to gain basic proficiency. The reason for this huge learning gap? The vagaries of English spelling.
- Every generation likes to think that the next one is butchering the language. Here are a few, from the printing press to Shakespeare, that people once complained would ruin the English language.
- From an interesting article on wordless novels: “Wordless novels do have words. They just take place in your head.”
- There is a strong shift toward listening to new voices in the publishing industry Here are seven women who are helping to encourage this diversity.
- Calling all student writers! The Writers Trust of Canada has a great opportunity to win some cash and a publication credit. See the guidelines for their literary nonfiction contest.