Pace yourselves, people – no linkity next week because I’ll be at another book binding class during my linkity making time.
- New releases: Tor.com (fantasy, scifi, genre benders)
- Linkity from Smart Bitches. And more linkity from Smart Bitches.
- Linkity from Inkophile.
- The ALA updated its test for spotting fake news.
- Kids’ book about particle physics.
- Literature meets coloring.
- On empathy and reading.
- Handmaids on the streets of Austin.
- Walden, the video game.
- Oh, snap!
- Woman reading mural.
Do, Learn, Think, Make
- The reproductive rights hero we sure needed.
- Last Week Tonight takes on the tRUMP Don’t Care Act.
- “Godless parents are doing a better job”.
- Meet Boaty McBoatface.
- Best science photos.
- Lentil and chickpea soup.
- Slow cooker coconut and green curry pork.
- Beef and broccoli fried rice.
- Turkey and greens skillet pasta.
- 20 quick dinner recipes.
- Cranberry creme tarts. (via maderr)
- Root beer float cake.
- Chocolate chip cookie dough cake. (via queeniegalore)
- Irish potato candy.
- Matcha and dark chocolate popcorn with sea salt.
- On Monday, there were actual pictures of knitting on this blog.
- Knitting linkity from kmkat. And more.
- Knitting linkity from knittyBlog.
- Make your own Calvin & Hobbes time-travel terrarium.
- Cuddling with Anubis.
- Defiant girl versus the bull on Wall Street.
- More in the “Humans are weird” post.
- Mathematical limerick.
- 3-D printed miniature solar systems.
- Amazing cover of “The Sound of Silence”.
- LEGO tape.
- Hamilton, the LEGO set?
- Linkity from kmkat. And more.
Cool or Wha…?
- I have questions.
- Pancake-scented hot tubs.
- Jeans with knee windows.
- Bacon taco shells.
- Movie theaters with jungle gyms.
- “Peeps, Oreos, & 7 other things that turn your poop strange colors”.
- You’ll never watch Fantasia the same way again!
- *blink blink*
- Cake Wrecks meets Ken. And Barbie.
- Chat systems. (Hover cursor/long-press for additional text.)
- Stop-motion LEGO hockey music video. I guess.
- Oh snap.
- Truth. Not necessarily humorous, actually, but politics is like that these days around here.
- An extremely brief history of Canada.
- Autocorrects about money. About grandfathers. About cars.
- Takin and baby! Fishing cat and baby! Baby otters! Panda and babies! Baby grizzlies! Baby clouded leopard!
The Water Room (Bryant & May #2) by Christopher Fowler. Solid addition to this series about a pair of 80-something detectives in London’s Peculiar Crimes Unit. Again, not necessarily a fast-paced read, but very engaging.
Seventy-Seven Clocks (Bryant & May #3) by Christopher Fowler. This one’s about a Bryant and May case from the early 1970s. If anyone guesses whodunnit on this one, I will be beyond surprised!
Child of Fire (Twenty Palaces #1) by Harry Connolly. Dark urban fantasy about a guy, freshly out of prison, who’s working for a powerful spellcaster as she tries to find the source of a magic that’s killing kids in a small Oregon town.
Game of Cages (Twenty Palaces #2) by Harry Connolly. Good continuation of this series in which Ray starts out assisting an investigator for Twenty Palaces who’s trying to get information about a predator being auctioned off. Things fall apart really fast…
Circle of Enemies (Twenty Palaces #3) by Harry Connolly. I didn’t realize this paranormal/urban fantasy series wasn’t continued past this book. D’oh. The ending does leave things in an ok place, I guess. But still. Hmph.
What We Found in the Sofa and How It Changed the World by Henry Clark. Cute ya scifi book about three friends who discover a mysterious sofa sitting near their school bus stop and then their lives get really, really weird.
The Book That Proves That Time Travel Happens by Henry Clark. Good ya tale about two middle-school boys helping a girl who works at the circus find a mysterious item – and then things get weird. Fun read, with unexpected social commentary.
The Last Dragonslayer (The Chronicles of Kazam #1) by Jasper Fforde. Delightful ya tale of an indentured foundling trying to keep a magical talent agency running in a world rapidly losing its magic.
Salsa Nocturna: Stories by Daniel Jose Older. Very good collection of interconnected stories about a half-dead guy who works for the NYC Council of the Dead, solving problems when the living and the dead intersect. Apparently, if you’re planning to read Half-Resurrection Blues, it’s helpful to read this collection first.
Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Map Making by Jill K. Berry. Highly recommended if you’re intrigued by the idea of making creative, artistic maps of yourself, where you live, where you travel, and where you dream.
Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess by Rachel Hoffman. Very good take on cleaning and organization – much more realistic than some! 🙂 I liked the focus on preventing those exhausting marathon cleaning sessions, which I am prone to. Plus the author actually acknowledges that if you have a chronic illness (be it of body or brain), you’re probably going to need to modify things a bit. As you might surmise from the title, if you can’t handle a lot of cussing, this isn’t the book for you.