Congrats to Annie, who wonÂ If It Flies (Market Garden #3) by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov!Â If It Flies will be released by Riptide Publishing on March 11.
Work continues to be busy and mentally exhausting. Someday… someday this project will be deployed. Hopefully during my lifetime.
- Wrapped Up in Books is giving away an ebook copy of Honour by AF Henley. Closes March 11.
- Pants Off Reviews is also giving away an ebook copy of Honour by AF Henley. Closes March 13.
- Blodeuedd’s giving away Cover Me, Hot Zone, and Under Fire by Catherine Mann. Closes March 17.
- New releases and more: Rarely Dusty Books (m/m romance), Pants Off Reviews (m/m romance), Elisa Rolle (LGBT), Tor.com (PNR, UF), and Fiction Vixen (romance & UF).
- Book and publishing news from Dear Author.
- Lisa at the Novel Approach wonders if reviewers should be giving separate ratings for content and for editing.
- Now that I think about it, the Dragonriders of Pern series was probably my first exposure to same-sex couples in fiction, too. Read the comments for some good SFF recommendations with queer characters.
- “Makers of Fifty Shades of Porn parody countersue Universal, claim the book is public domain because fanfiction”.
- TeleRead wonders if the abundance of free ebooks is devaluing books. Definitely read the comments.
Do, Think, Make, Learn
- 13 buildings made of ice. (Yes, Minnesota is represented.)
- Will we end up with gluten-free shampoo labels in the US? (I know the science on this gets weird, in that gluten molecules are too large to be absorbed through skin, but I also know that I get itchy if I accidentally buy shampoo/conditioner without looking at the label and it turns out to have gluten in it. YMMV.)
- Saffron chicken salad. (via The Kitchn)
- Espresso protein shake. (via The Kitchn)
- S’mores blossoms. (via The Kitchn)
- Rainbow mini doughnuts. (via CRAFT)
- Two-ingredient cookies. (via Lifehacker)
- Knit an alien facehugger. (Requires Ravelry account.) (via CRAFT)
- Spiderman blood donation poster – love the “pointless concern” below the pic! (via The Mary Sue)
Cool or Wha…?
- Cat pizza. (via Smexy Books)
- Turkish oil wrestling. NSFWish. (Thanks, Bron!)
- Cat! Pine forest fox! Kitten! Jaguar and babies! Baby jaguar! Maned wolf and babies! Cat! Kitten! Baby muntjac! Snow leopard and baby! Kitten! Black kitten! Baby polar bear! Kitten! Baby koala! Baby Nabarlek! Otters! Baby foxes!
- Hockey fics… and no one is surprised at all. 🙂
“Hmm. I wonder what this thing tastes like?” -Mayhem
23 thoughts on “Linkity limps along (and I’ve probably already used that title)”
Thanks so much for sharing my Girl Scout Cookie “Knockoff” Recipe roundup! And I appreciate you sharing your own personal reaction to skin care products with gluten. One study actually showed that gf folks suffered consequences from skin care products despite the ongoing dismissal of the possibility from the medical community. Nothing should have more bearing on what we put in and on our bodies than our individual reactions so, again, thank you for sharing that with all. So much that’s wonderful to check out here today! Will start with the funnies … like the cat photos, which I’m sure I’ve seen, but still will appreciate. 😉
Eat and report, Mayhem.
Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether something is GF or not and I, therefore, end up paying the price an error in judgement.
Thanks for the linkies!! 🙂
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I’m sure there’s more good linkities at the bottom of the post, but I haven’t gotten past the Turkish Oil Wrestling.
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So many recipes! I swear I lived on Kitchn this week, LOL! Enjoyed the Wha..? section today!
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I have long maintained that low fat foods are not worth buying – nice to see that there may be science behind my personal prejudices. Full fat yogurt, anyone?
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Charles Schulz was a true Renaissance man…there was an exhibition in San Jose about his Beethoven-themed Peanuts strips, and apparently he put in all these in-jokes that only a real music expert/Beethoven buff would know. (The snippets of notes they’d show above Schroeder’s head? Always a specific Beethoven work, and always chosen to tie in to the strip. And the one time he printed the music upside down? Also for a reason. Wow.)
I found a couple of favorite links myself scoping through LJ’s Hockeypedia “News and Nifty Things” this week. This interview with NHL trainer Ben Prentiss has tidbits that are both informative (apparently going gluten-free has helped a lot of his clients) and fun (Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis was a gymnast?):
And I’m truly ashamed of how in love I am with the following article, even before its jaw-dropping slashing of my two favorite NHL boys of all time (who are back on the same team now, by the way!) seals the deal:
that lip balm must be mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks for the linkity!
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Some of my favorite CT used bookstores are in barns!
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I like article about Dragonriders and other mainstream instances of same sex relationships in literature. YA novels are getting better about adding that element, which I think is important given how much teens and tweens are going through in figuring out their sexuality amidst all of the bullying.
As for the gluten free labels, that to me makes a lot of sense. Even careful people are putting their hands on their face and around their mouths enough that there could be accidental transfer otherwise.
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Hope your work project is deployed successfully soon!
Thanks for the linkity. I want to go find uranium, right after I eat a Dr. Seuss cake.
May, computers do not taste good, but you might try licking the screen all over if you are trying to get Chris to put the computer away.
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Wishing you a restful weekend from your stressful work. Sending you Hugs!
Wow, I did not know Charles Schulz was from Minnesota… I think I may have the guac and egg (with g/f toast though) for dinner. Sounds so.good.
I’ve seen some g/f labeling for shampoo and other body products, and it really does make sense. I’ve not had a problem, however there are many people with varying degrees of sensitivities where this would be beneficial. However… mainstream companies are only now getting on the silicone/paraben free bandwagon, so our best bet is to keep supporting the smaller companies who make the effort to produce these g/f products.
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The overly optimistic book titles are hilarious, and I soo want the job of oil pourer at the Turkish wrestling! 🙂
Fuerza Chris!!! you can overcome that moment(that will finish) and Happy Womens Day!!!
Lol, oh yes I want unicorn farts on my lips
I don’t find it odd at all that gluten shampoo makes you itch — seems like the molecules would not have to enter your body, just touch it. Test: tape a slice of bread to your arm and see how long until you break out.
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Thank you for the linkity!
Hockey ficsâ€¦ and no one is surprised at all. 🙂
Well…no…but then no one would probably be surprised by me reading Sterek this morning *grin*
May – not good…not good at all!
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I couldn’t get past laughing over the Unicorn Farts flavor lip balm! Who buys these things?!!
Thanks so much for the mention! I’m honoured! 😀
Two of my favorite bookstores are in barns! Wonder if they have any of those overly optimistic titles. 😀
LOVE the Seattle Police Department tweet! That was awesome! 😀
I loved the Daily Show episode with Neil Degrasse Tyson! Great stuff.
Pern was absolutely my first introduction to same sex couples – EVERYWHERE, not just in fiction. And it was handled so matter of factly that I’ve never had an issue with it, period.
I heard about those LEGO on the highway. Amazing.