Favorite Posts from July

There were some excellent posts published on WordPress in the month of June. And no, I don’t mean the highly repetitive content that’s featured on “Freshly Pressed.” Here are the top 10 posts that made the  Literary Vittles cut:

The Most Happy || The Case for Living at Home

Lisa wrote a heartfelt essay about the merits of living at home after graduation and the all-too-easy assumptions that many people make when they learn you’ve had to move back in with your parents. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but rather, a smart and reasonable decision.

Terry Malloy's Pigeon Coop || A Review of Transformers

Chris wrote what is probably the most accurate review of a Michael Bay film ever published. BOOM CRASH LOW-ANGLE SHOT, indeed.

I Am Begging My Mother Not to Read This Blog || Summer Camp

My favorite blogger hit it out of the park again, this time with a post about being a counselor at a summer theater camp.

Pixel & Pilcrow || Four Years in a Book

Graphic designer Rebecca Wright shared her MFA thesis on her blog. It is truly spectacular.

Chels & a Book || Being a Regular

In an unexpected delight of a post, Chelsey explained why she prefers being “a regular” of local businesses in a big city like Toronto.

The Little Engine that Couldn't || Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Writing

My favorite teen blogger, Matt Black, shared some pearls of wisdom in a post entitled “Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Writing.”

Arts-SMH

Blogger Lightlit, who is currently studying for a Master’s of Children’s Literature, shared a review of Shaun Tan’s famous book The Red Tree, about depression in children. Now I want to read it!

Flashback:Backslide || The Uncanny Valley

Film blogger Flashback/Backslide explained what “The Uncanny Valley” is.  (Hint: it’s the reason you freak out when you see a robot that looks “too human.”)

Only You || Tokyo's Book District

Cecilia shared her adventures in Tokyo’s flourishing book district, and managed to pick up on some subtle, but intriguing, differences!

An American in Iceland || Hot River

Finally, although Hannah’s blog always makes me want to go to Iceland, her post on a natural hot river (think “hot spring,” but significantly larger) was especially wanderlust-inducing.

Janelle Monae - Electric Lady

Bonus mention! Janelle Monae‘s new video for “Electric Lady” was just released yesterday. Go watch it if you haven’t already!

P.S. All photos are screenshots from each author’s blog. Janelle Monae video still from Amoeba.com.  

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15 thoughts on “Favorite Posts from July

  1. Bonus comment: I have been listening to the sophomore album of Janelle Monae. She’s still awesome with the retro elements, but it’s definitely edgier and into more upfront party music. I enjoy “Dance Apolycalyptic”. Probably the most repeat for me. However, to me, the strength of the album is her vocals on softer songs. Her voice is just mesmerizing. It swoons with depth and passion. I also love her featured musicians – Prince, Erykah Baduh, and Elizabeth Spalding … perfect matches with the songs!

    1. YAY! I am so glad that you are enjoying it! And yes, I agree that while her upbeat, funky dance songs are a joy to listen to, it’s really the slower, more melodious songs – like the gorgeous “Oh, Maker” – that really speak to me. She collaborates with AMAZING people. She is extremely well-respected throughout the music industry, from what I can tell! YES for Janelle Monae fandom!

  2. I’m so glad you enjoyed my post, and thank you so much for sharing it with your readers! I’m enjoying reading the other posts you highlighted—great reading for all my summer travel 🙂

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