- New releases: Tor.com (scifi, fantasy) and Smart Bitches (romance)
- Linkity from Smart Bitches.
- Linkity from the Pen Addict.
- Cover snark from Smart Bitches.
- “18 powerful poetry books like Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur“.
- 50 books about nature and science.
- 100 fairy tale retellings.
- “Five books about fandom“.
- 46 quotes from Octavia Butler.
- Terry Pratchett’s notebooks from school.
- 38 bookish tshirts.
Think, Learn, Make, Do
- Things you may not have known about the movie Jurassic Park.
- If you’ve ever wondered whether vampires would prefer venous or arterial blood…
- Yes, this. John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats nails it re the whole “incels” thing.
- 100 years of kitchen color trends.
- Consumer Reports on vaccinations – both for kids and for adults.
- Quick Thai peanut coconut cauliflower chickpea curry. (via The Kitchn)
- 10 tofu recipes.
- Magnolia Table chocolate chip cookies.
- Rhubarb and blueberry galette.
- Starbucks-style cold brew.
- All sorts of information about getting started with art journaling.
- Knitting linkity from knittyBlog.
- Knitting linkity from kmkat.
- Fantastical art.
- Needle-felted dragons.
- “You walk outside one night…and there are two full moons…“
- A delightful tale of many, many Weasleys.
- Duck butts!
- Downtown Minneapolis from across Lake Harriet.
- An 11-hour flight in four minutes.
- Linkity from kmkat.
Cool or Wha…?
- House Republicans have nominated tRUMP for the Nobel Peace Prize.
- “Vaccines don’t give dogs autism, veterinarians shout into the void“.
- What if the person who named Walkie Talkie’s named everything?
- A novel take on ancient Britons. NSFW.
- Cakes as really bad art. (NSFWish.)
- The most disturbing baby shower cake ever. (NSFWish.)
- Maybe it’s time for “assorted” to have a different abbreviation. (NSFWish.)
- Brace yourself for some really bad puns when you hover your cursor or long-press this xkcd.
Contents May Have Shifted: A Novel by Pam Houston. Very good story about a middle-aged creative writing instructor and outdoorswoman leading her life. The story unfolds in a series of vignettes – I thought that would annoy me, but it actually worked really well. Make sure you have a copy with the reading group guide in the back, so you can read “The Author on Her Work” after reading the book – it satisfyingly answered my questions about the story. 🙂
“TRYING TO SLEEP HERE.” -Chaos