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Visual Thesaursus

I have the coolest tool to share: it’s a visual thesaurus!

The software provides an interactive visual map of the word you look up and any synonyms. Clicking on a one of the synonyms will bring you to a new word map, like so:

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Unfortunately, at this time you have to pay to for the software. But I really recommend checking out the trial version. It’s such a cool concept and is really beautifully executed.

Check out http://www.visualthesaurus.com/ to try it out, download the trial, or (if you’re lucky) see if an institution you belong to subscribes.

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Lynn Coady Wins 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize

It was announced tonight that Lynn Coady is the 2013 recipient of the Scotiabank Giller prize, arguably the most prestigious literary award in Canada.  Her writing was simultaneously hilarious and heart breaking, and her novel, The Antagonist, will always occupy a special place in my heart (I wrote my final essay for my undergraduate seminar on The Antagonist).  I haven’t read her collection, Hellgoing, but I can say with the utmost confidence that she deserved to win.

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Image from cbc.ca

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