- New releases: Bob Woodward’s book on tRUMP comes out this week. Smart Bitches (romance), Tor.com (genre-benders).
- Linkity from Smart Bitches.
- Linkity from The Pen Addict.
- “Bullet journaling as a fantasy writer“.
- Free Harry Potter coloring pages.
- What people think librarians are about vs what librarians are really about.
- The (humorous) scale of English Romanticism. (“never go full Byron”)
Do, Make, Learn, Think
- I did not know this – Minnesota won’t give Virginia a Confederate flag it wants. 😀
- Meta post about ageism in fandom.
- Before and after photos of President Obama.
- Sounds like things got real at John McCain’s funeral…
- “Does your cat actually hate you?“
- “Nike reveals their ultra-inspiring Colin Kaepernick commercial“.
- You go, Kepler Space Telescope!
- 17 one-pot dinners.
- 10 ways to turn a can of chickpeas into dinner.
- Sheet pan veggie frittata.
- Coronation curried chicken salad.
- 5-ingredient lemon bars.
- Chocolate chip cookies with all tahini and no butter.
- The Minnesota State Fair Midway.
- A bike I saw in my neighborhood over the weekend.
- A sweet little Harry Potter ficlet. And an amusing Harry Potter ficlet.
- Yes this.
- Linkity from kmkat.
- A very toothy sculpture.
- Creepy old poster for the Minnesota State Fair. (Coulrophobia warning.)
- “Truck full of Axe body spray catches fire“.
- Trader Joe’s has a new talking wine.
- A Tokyo hotel has talking velociraptor bellhops at its front desk.
- :facepalm: (tRUMP warning)
- What if the singer just kept describing and describing and describing “Jolene” in the song?
- What could go wrong indeed…
- The cat who loved peaches.
- Oh snap!
- Cake Wrecked octopuses.
The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Guide for the 21st Century by Richard Polt. Excellent look at typewriter history, pluses and minuses of various vintage typewriters you might be interested in, and the place of typewriters in today’s world. At times, the revolution/insurgency metaphor was a bit wearying, but it ultimately didn’t detract from how interesting and useful I found this book to be. Be warned, however, that this book might make you crave your own typewriter – I bought two during the two weeks I was reading it…
To Helvetica and Back (Dangerous Type #1) by Paige Shelton. Good cozyish mystery set in a typewriter repair/book restoration/print shop in a fictitious Utah ski town modeled after Park City.
Bookman Dead Style (Dangerous Type #2) by Paige Shelton. Good continuation of this mystery series about a typewriter repair/book restoration/print shop in a fictitious Utah ski town.
Comic Sans Murder (Dangerous Type #3) by Paige Shelton. Another good addition to this series – this is the most recent book in the series. Hopefully it continues for at least a few more books.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I rate poetry based on how much it speaks to me – how much I can relate to it…
Rainstone Fall (Chris Honeysett #3) by Peter Helton. Ok mystery about an artist/private investigator in Bath. I’ve read a lot of mysteries in a very short time and they’re blurring together, but I think this one was first person and I just couldn’t relate to the POV character (even though his name was also Chris, lol).
Falling More Slowly, Four Below, and A Good Way To Go (Detective Inspector Liam McClusky 1-3) by Peter Helton. Pretty good mystery series about a hot mess of a DI who’s new to Bristol. I must say, the author makes Bristol sound like hell on earth. O.O
“I don’t have any idea what typewriter case you’re talking about, Mom.” -Mayhem