This has been around for awhile, but I revisited it today and found it interesting and helpful, particularly the bit about the sense of smell: Annie Murphy Paul: The Brilliant Report: Your brain on fiction.
Here’s a British article on grammar: Grammar rules everyone should follow. If nothing else, it’s a bit of fun as well as informative. I especially like Steven Pinker’s comment on “shibboleths.”
My friend Paul Vantoch’s memoir, Outlasting The Nazis And Communists: My Life in Prague, is now available as a Nook book (ePub format) at Barnes & Noble online.