Wanna Read? Go to a Vending Machine!

Short Story Vending Machine

Image by RonPorter (2007) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

I have something a little fun for you today. I came across this article on discovery.com and just had to share it! There is a French company that has created a vending machine that dispenses free short stories. Here is a snippet from the Discovery article:

“Everything in the world is going 3D-Printed-Candy-Crush-VR-Holographic, so it’s great when a little bit of old school springs up now and then. Take this vending machine that prints out free short stories, for example. It comes from the French publishing company Short Edition, who wanted to find a way to engage with people in a back-to-basics kind of way. They built a dispenser that prints out receipt-like slips that contain stories of varying length”…Continue reading.

How cool is that? The only caveat is that the machine is currently only available in Grenoble, France. Maybe someday it will come to the U.S. I would love to be out and about and be able to grab a free story to read while waiting in line or something. What about you?


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Harper Lee Publishes New Book

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Did you hear? Harper Lee, the famous author of To Kill a Mockingbird published a new book, and it came out Tuesday! A family friend first told me about the release, and then I found this article in the New York Times.


Interestingly, the “new’ book which is titled Go Set a Watchman was actually written before To Kill a Mockinbird but is a type of sequal that is set 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird. Somehow, the manuscript for Go set a Watchman was lost but then rediscovered in 2014.

So, why is the release of this book so epic? Well, Harper Lee never published another book after To Kill a Mockingbird – until now. That is pretty amazing.

I read To Kill a Mockingbird in school years ago but since it has been so long, I have borrowed the novel from the library and when it is done, I am so getting my hands on Go Set a Watchman!

How about you? Do you remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird? Do you plan on reading Go Set a Watchman?