- Becky Black’s giving away some of her titles in ebook and paperback – check out the list and comment before 6 pm UK time on December 14.
- New releases: Fiction Vixen (romance) and Dear Author (romance)
- Book and publishing news from Dear Author.
- “Stories and stigma: The importance of anxiety and other disorders in fiction“.
- Bookish flasks.
- Bookish wrapping paper.
- “A bookish version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’“.
- Kitty helping you read.
- On coloring books for adults. 14 pop culture coloring books for adults.
- “DIY $5, Five minute dinosaur bookends“.
‘Tis the Season of Gift Guides
- For movie lovers.
- For runners.
- For gamers.
- For geeks. For chic geeks.
- For someone who needs inexpensive kitchen luxuries.
- 10 gifts you can make yourself.
Think, Do, Make, Learn
- All the museums!
- You’ll finally be able to sing “Happy Birthday” without violating a copyright.
- Penguin huddles are complex.
- Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on violence.
- Timelapse of Mount Etna erupting.
- 10 tidbits about basenjis. (I was fascinated by them when I was a kid.)
- On John Lennon’s cats.
- “15 things I learnt about Islam and British values being a gay boy living opposite a mosque“. (via slavetopassion)
- White bean and roasted vegetable salad.
- Colorful lentil salad with walnuts and herbs.
- Spaghetti squash pomodoro.
- Almond-fig breakfast quick bread.
- Medieval gingerbread.
- Nutella skillet s’mores.
- No-bake Nutella cheesecake.
- Cider-chai syrup.
- No-bake cheesecake-stuffed strawberries.
- Slow-cooker eggnog.
- Easy snowman sugar cookies.
- Soft anisette cookies.
- 20 gf holiday treats.
- Crochet a stegosaurus. (via emmaseasall)
- “Make a candy-pooping reindeer from a Pringles can“. (via MAKE)
- Knitting linkity from kmkat.
- LEGO analytical engine.
- Cross-stitched planets.
- Minneapolis Central Library at night. (via neighborhoodr-minneapolis)
- The ice rink at the Depot in Minneapolis.
- Apollo is a short film that animates photos in homage to the space missions.
- Animated astronaut’s dream.
- Tiny nature films.
- Linkity from kmkat.
Cool or Wha…?
- Chocolate slices. (Yes, like Kraft Singles.)
- Miniature working paper V-8 engine.
- That’s a lot of teddy bears.
- Bandage that turns glowing green when you get an infection.
- “You can now major in Pizza Hut at a British University“.
- Ready to ice skate in the middle of the Thames?
- Candy fail.
- Fandom veteran gothic.
- For shame, Barbie! (Read the chain of comments below the photo.)
- Sounds like my house…
- xkcd on colds. (Hover cursor/long-press for additional text.)
- Lazy lions.
- Naughty black kitty.
Journal Bliss: Creative Prompts to Unleash Your Inner Eccentric by Violette. Ok art journaling how-to book. A bit light on content and a bit too new agey for me.
101 Mixed Media Techniques: Master the Fundamental Concepts of Mixed Media Art by Walter Foster Creative Team. Good overview of a wide variety of mixed media art techniques. Unfortunately, the techniques are all presented quite briefly and you’d probably need to find more detailed instructions elsewhere.
“No one understands how I suffer.” -Chaos