I use Grammarly's free plagiarism checker because, while I may be a fan of crime novels, I don’t much care for word theft. Here are some other links I’ve found while cruising the streets of the web and busting thugs.
|This and 999,999,999 more images are free, thanks to the British Library.|
- This blog post title generator lets you put in a blog topic, and it then generates click-worthy title ideas. It could be handy for the right kind of posts, but I found the results to be humorous for a (sometimes) serious blog. For an example, check the title of this post.
- The British Library has uploaded a ton of public domain images to Flickr for public use—more than a million, in fact. It’s worth perusing, though be warned: it’s a real time suck. I got caught up looking at illustrations for old penny-dreadful murder stories after I grabbed the image of Lincoln.
- If you’ve ever wanted to know what the most popular books among inmates in a Scottish prison are, your wish has been granted. Librarians all across the jail system weigh in on the reading habits of the incarcerated.
- To put you in the holiday mood, The Bloody Pit of Rod has a neat little collection of Santa-themed comic book covers, with at least one Krampus appearance.
- Have we lost more than innocence in this era of vulgarity? This Wall Street Journal piece by Lee Siegel is my favorite thing I’ve read all week. It’s not a whine about morality, but more of a dirge for the vicarious thrill. When everything’s so dirty, the thrill of real transgression is more elusive.
- Weird Tales is open for submissions “for a while,” says the editor. Upcoming themes include Nikola Tesla, as well as an issue devoted to frigid environments.
Have fun web-hopping. Let me know if you visit and enjoy any of the links. Tell ‘em Book Dirt sent you.