- The Armchair Reader is giving away an ebook copy of Social Skills by Sara Alva. Closes midnight CDT, March 31.
- The Knitting Doctor is celebrating her blogiversary by giving away some lovely yarn. Closes midnight PDT, March 31.
- Kay Berrisford is giving away an ebook copy of The Good Boy by Lisa Henry and JA Rock. Closes April 2.
- The Novel Approach is giving away an ebook from the backlist of Brita Addams, plus you’ll be entered for the chance to win a Kindle. Winners selected April 10. US only.
- Amazon has acquired Goodreads. Some commentary from Smart Bitches, Dear Author, and The Digital Reader.
- Some good posts about the writer-reader relationship this week. From Ami. From Isa K: “I’m not your girlfriend“. From Vacuous Minx: “I’m your reader, not your fan” and in a post with assorted other things, such as corgis. From Linda Hilton: “The meaning of the mean words“. From Cryselle: “It’s kind of, well, unkind. Kindof. Or kindof not.“
Do, Think, Make, Learn
- All sorts of ways to use chalk around your home. (Thanks, Jase!)
- Feedly’s been updated with new features to make it easier for those of us transitioning from Google Reader. Did privacy concerns play into the demise of Google Reader?
- How long does the average Google product survive? (via Emma)
- Crochet a rug from yarn and old t-shirts. (It’s in Russian, but the pictures seem pretty clear.) (via CRAFT)
- Starbucks’ CEO tells shareholders who are upset the company supports marriage equality to sell their shares.
Cool or Wha…?
- A high school science teacher in Idaho might get fired for using an apparently forbidden word straight out of the science textbook when teaching about human reproduction… (via The Mary Sue)
- Smuggler caught trying to smuggle nearly 14% of the world’s population of an endangered turtle species.
- Lynx and baby! Hedgie! Kitten! Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! Baby red panda! Kitten! Baby porcupine! Tiger and baby! Kitten! Polar bear and babies! Penguins and babies! Siberian flying squirrel! Baby black panther! Baby penguin! Panda and baby! Duckling! Red pandas! Kitten!
- Nothing to see here – move along…
Dorky kitty is dorky…