Today is the last day to enter the contest for Trick or Treat by JL Merrow! Closes 7 pm CDT.
Stop by and enter the contest for Cutting Out (Cutting Cords #4) by Mickie B Ashling! Closes 7 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 28.
Don’t forget to enter the contest for My Soul To Keep by Anna Mayle! Closes 7 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 28.
Make sure you enter the contest for Fixing the Hole by Katherine Halle! Closes 7 pm CST, Tuesday, November 4.
- A bookmobile in front of the Wild Rumpus bookstore in Minneapolis last weekend:
- New releases: Fiction Vixen (UF/romance) and Literary Escapism (UF/PNR)
- Book and publishing news from Dear Author.
- This is such a great phrase: “trust circle of reader recommenders“.
- “The rising costs of membership in the booktalk community“.
- There’s no excuse for Kathleen Hale’s stalking a reviewer/book blogger.
- “On the importance of pseudonymous activity“.
- Smart Bitches on “the choices of Kathleen Hale“.
- “Poisoning the well“.
- Becky Black on how to properly react to a negative review. (Hint: NOT STALKING.)
- A quote about reading from Neil Gaiman.
- Family tree of linguistics.
- Character chart.
- The Hobbit (the book) in 72 seconds… in LEGO.
- Cover snark from Smart Bitches.
- Fanfiction, diagrammed.
Think, Learn, Do, Make
- How far from Earth has something from Earth died?
- Debunking flu vaccine myths.
- “Straight white male: The lowest difficulty setting there is“. (via emmaseasall)
- Chris Kluwe on Gamergate. (via The Mary Sue)
- How marketing in the 1980s affected the number of women in tech today.
- A guide to help you switch from iOS to Android.
- 8 things you can use an old iPad for.
- 10 things about moose.
- Learn music theory.
- What sounds do cats make, internationally?
- Pumpkin spiced caramel corn.
- Moon pies.
- Slow cooker creamy garlic mac and cheese. (via The Kitchn)
- Korean curry rice.
- 8 carrot recipes.
- 12 stuffed potatoes.
- 15 fall soups.
- 10 recipes for sore throats.
- Copycat peanut butter chocolate chip LARABAR.
- Copycat chocolate coconut chew LARABAR.
- Custard cake.
- Applesauce crumb cake with cinnamon.
- Pumpkin bread.
- Crunchy paleo crackers.
- Remember the cool sweater with a cabled skull on the front from last week? There’s a chart! (via moonyinthesky)
- Last minute neck warmer.
- Fake Latvian braid.
- Knitting linkity from kmkat.
- Sleeping sperm whales.
- LEGO haunted house.
- The new 2001: A Space Odyssey trailer.
- Air New Zealand’s latest Lord of the Rings-themed safety video.
- Short films: About a giant rock creature. Scifi about a terminal patient.
- Linkity from kmkat.
Cool or Wha…?
- Lederhosen hockey uniforms.
- The inventor of Pringles was buried in a Pringles can.
- PumPecApple cake.
- Overdriving a toaster to make toast in 10 seconds.
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade summarized in 60 seconds.
- IKEA ad, The Shining style.
- Basement Cats haz complaintz.
- Working from home with cats.
- Teddy the porcupine! (Thanks, Cheryl!)
- Kittens! Goats and babies! Baby snow leopard! Baby kinkajou! Baby otter! Baby beaver! Baby meerkats! Meerkats and babies! Quokkas!
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes – Photographs from the International Space Station by Chris Hadfield. Amazing, perspective altering photos of the Earth from the International Space Station, as taken by Commander Chris Hadfield during his nearly 3000 orbits of the planet. Apparently he took nearly 45,000 photos turning his time aboard the ISS – I can’t imagine how much work it was to sort them and identify the locations…
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield. Colonel Chris Hadfield’s engrossing autobiography provides a fascinating look at not only his life and the path he chose to becoming an astronaut, but also incredible glimpses of what it was like to fly on the Shuttle, ride a Soyuz to and from the International Space Station (ISS), and live in the ISS for five months. Throughout the book, Hadfield’s sense of humor and joy, as well as his levelheadedness, shine through and provide insight into living a more fulfilling life here on Earth.
Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin #1) by Jordan L Hawke. Good paranormal m/m romance about repressed scholar Whyborne who gets involved in private detective Griffin’s investigation of a mysterious death. The especially mysterious and paranormally bits were straight out of HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Truly, having studied at Miskatonic University in Arkham, the town of Widdershins would have to be Very Odd Indeed for Whyborne to notice anything amiss. And Whyborne’s colleague at the museum, Christine, reminded me a bit of Amelia Peabody.