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Peaches Are In, Happy Words, and a Very Literary Quiz

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BY // 07.18.16

Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly perusing a long and broad list of publications. Fashion? Art? Architecture? Culinary studies? Semantics? It’s all here. In What We’re Reading, PaperCity shares the wealth.

It’s a common complaint: “I’m exhausted.” We seem to think that our day and age has the corner on being tired, what with our habits of constantly taking in media and images and sounds. Pokemon Go? Twitter? Facebook? Yes, you are tired. But so were the Victorians and the ancients. You are not special, writes Anna Katharina Schaffner.

Who doesn’t love peaches? Sweet, juicy, delicious, they are perfect in salads and smoothies, pies and cobblers. And they are perfect on their own. But how do you know when they’re best consumed? Texas before North Carolina? When are those fine Georgia peaches ready for your palate? Read all about it here.

Happy words? Yes, it turns out that there are words that make humans feel better, more alive, and, yes, happy. Take a look at this and see how your personal joy lexicon compares.

Do you write letters, by hand, in ink? Postcards? Thank-you notes? If you do, you are in the minority, but that’s a shame, because expressing yourself in such a personal manner is a great way to leave a legacy, writes Mary Savig.

Finally for this week, something literary and challenging: Take this quiz and see if you could work at one of the best book stores in the world.

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