Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us.

Let’s kick off with a list of 30 books to read before you’re 30. And while we’re discussing youth, it’s National Young Writers month — so all you young writers out there, go on and set a goal.

Always fun: 14 wonderful words without English equivalents.

Honouring the birthday of the late great W.B. Yeats, The New Yorker has some of his poetry coupled with some amazingly poignant and picturesque shots. Have a read and look.

And Open Culture have some rare audio of Yeats reading four of his poems. Get at it.

The Guardian look at the importance of being earnest about editing.

Whether Melbourne based or not, have a laugh at this. In the words of Homer Simpson: It’s funny ‘cause it’s true.

Want some music to help you through to the weekend? NPR have listed their favourites of 2012 thus far.

Want to see a list of the top 10 aliens in film? Um, who would say no to that?! Or 11 amazing sharks. Yup. And what about a video of Bill Murray running on a tarp. Sure!

Happy weekend!