- Blodeuedd’s giving away an ebook copy of Too Charming by Kathryn Freeman. Closes June 24.
- New releases: Fiction Vixen (romance)
- Book and publishing news from Dear Author.
- Lots and lots of bookity linkity from Book Riot.
- Writerly linkity from Becky Black.
- Dear Author asks what you think of when you hear the word “book”.
- “The enduring seductiveness of paper goods“.
- “Why we still love paper in a digital world” (via Notebook Stories).
- “The Martian: An accidental self-publishing success story“.
- “Alan Rickman inhales helium, talks about Harry Potter“.
Think, Learn, Make, Do
- Apparently the water leftover in cans of chickpeas is a great vegan egg replacer.
- “The history of the hamburger, as told by pictures drawn on hamburger wrappers“.
- Finally an article about standing desks that answers some of the questions I had about them (like, “hey, isn’t standing all the time also bad for your health?!”).
- Hockey pucks are hard to damage.
- What it looks like when the Stanley Cup goes through airport security.
- Does having a “LEGO kit mentality” damage creativity?
- “Watching cat videos boosts energy, according to science“.
- If you’re curious what an owl cafe is like…
- Footage of the Chilean volcano erupting.
- Short film about the “history of pearls as adornments and jewelry”.
- If you’ve ever wandered what it looks like inside a rocket falling from space…
- Make turn signals for your bike.
- “Race, identity and identification” from ReaderWriterVille.
- Chili-lime steak fajitas.
- 20 summer side dishes.
- 10 strawberry-filled recipes.
- Chocolate fudge sheet cake.
- Carmelised peach cake.
- Hummingbird cake.
- Carrot polenta cake with marsala.
- Ygritte cowl/necklace (from Game of Thrones).
- GoogleSheepView. (via knittyBlog)
- A knitted short film is in the works. (via knittyBlog)
- “A brief history of yarn in video games“. (via knittyBlog)
- Knitting linkity from kmkat.
- A sort of knitting themed photo I took in Uptown Minneapolis last weekend.
- LEGO sculptures. (via stuffaboutminnesota)
- Wookie the Chew. (via anna-sugarfairy)
- Abandoned amusement parks and an abandoned village.
- Short film about a tv repairman who became an artist. (via Gizmodo)
- Linkity from kmkat.
Cool or Wha…?
- The giant boot at the original Redwing shoe store. (via stuffaboutminnesota)
- Cat-themed train in Japan.
- Flip-flop cowboy boots.
- Now I think Chuck Tingle is just trolling everyone. (NSFWish)
- Giant carrot body pillow.
- Sort of “action figure” from Jaws.
- Spaghetti and meatball tacos.
- Deep-fried coffee.
- “43 presidential heads in search of a home“.
- #PrattKeeping. And more #PrattKeeping. Or #JurassicZoo if you prefer.
- “10 romantic moments ruined by autocorrect“.
- 15 texting failures involving booze.
- Alternative internet acronyms.
- Cat stalking a baby moose.
- Australian pink robin! Cat and kittens! Black kitten! Baby clouded leopards! Elk and baby! Black panther!
No Excuses Art Journaling: Making Time for Creativity by Gina Rossi Armfield. So-so – perfect if you’re looking for a very structured approach to art journaling at $50-$97/year. No thanks, although I did enjoy some of the sample journal pages in the book.
A Fatal Grace (Three Pines #2) by Louise Penny. Very good continuation of this series. The Chief Inspector and his team return to the magical village of Three Pines, where a nasty interloper has been murdered. Lots of setup for the next book, too – have I mentioned how much I hate foreshadowing?!
The Cruelest Month (Three Pines #3) by Louise Penny. Good mystery continuing the series with a return to Three Pines after someone dies at a seance. All the foreshadowing from the previous book culminated near the end of this one, but felt a bit too pat.
*being adorable* -Mayhem