- New releases: Smart Bitches (romance), Tor.com (genre-benders, young adult SFF, scifi, fantasy )
- Linkity from Smart Bitches. Some stock photo adventures from Smart Bitches. Cover snark from Smart Bitches.
- Linkity from The Pen Addict.
- Some quotes from Michelle Obama’s book.
- On librarians.
- Some insight into Professor Trelawney’s confusion over Harry’s birth date.
- The Buckbeak and Sirius Black conundrum.
Think, Learn, Make, Do
- It’s likely that colonization genocide caused the Little Ice Age of the 1600s.
- “Is sunscreen the new margarine?“
- Yes, Minnesota was home to the very first mall in the US. Sorry?
- From Rejected Princesses, the story of Nancy Augusta Wake.
- Easy tater tot frittata.
- Easy butternut squash risotto.
- Jamaican peanut stew.
- Vanilla bean creme brulee for two.
- The Kitchn’s 10 most popular chocolate desserts.
- It is amazing and wonderful and terrible all at once that Shitpost Sampler exists.
- Linkity from knittyBlog.
- Knitting linkity from kmkat.
- A fitting punishment.
- “An artist animates over real life with sharpies, whiteout, & cels“.
- Some extra bits have been added to the temple of the small god story.
- “What if supernatural creatures don’t exist anymore? What if they did once, but through the years, they slowly mixed in with humans?“
- What if wizards had “the same trust in magic that software designers have in software”?
- “Sorcery hospital“.
- “Ominous positivity“.
- “Youth Talk“.
- Midwest gothic.
- Ice sculptures.
- Street art transformations.
- Short Star Wars films.
- Linkity from kmkat.
- Bee optimized.
- Forbidden love – cat and heater.
- How sharing a bed with a cat feels.
- “Proposed new weather forecast symbols“.
- “Only Minnesotans will understand“.
- Could be Canada, could be Minnesota…
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon. Pretty good (and very short) ebook that’s exactly what the title says.
Lies Sleeping (Peter Grant #7) by Ben Aaronovitch. Good continuation of the series – it’s all hands on deck trying to catch Faceless Man #2 (and Lesley) before they do Something Very Bad.
Water Weed (Rivers of London #6) by Ben Aaronovitch. Very good addition to the series. I hope everyone who read the Rivers of London series knows that the graphic novels aren’t standalone but actually develop the overarching story arc, too.
The Everything Box and The Wrong Dead Guy (Another Coop Heist 1-2) by Richard Kadrey. Ok series about magic-resistant thief Charlie Cooper and the Department of Peculiar Science.
Countdown City and World of Trouble (Last Policeman 2-3) by Ben H Winters. With only a few months to go before a surprise!asteroid takes out Earth, society has completely broken down but a former police detective hasn’t given up looking for answers.
Roses and Rot by Kat Howard. Very good story about two sisters who are accepted for a nine-month artists’ retreat and slowly realize they’re living in a faery tale.
Charming and Daring (Pax Arcana 1-2) by Elliott James. Good series about John Charming, former member of the Knights Templar, not-quite-werewolf, trouble magnet.
The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll. As you’d expect from the guy who came up with bullet journaling, this book has very clear how-to explanations and examples. The tone reminded me why I don’t read productivity books – they exhaust me.
Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together by Rachel Wilkerson Miller. reread. I reread this since I was reading The Bullet Journal Method – Miller’s book is a nice example of a slightly different way to bullet journal. And her many layout examples are frequently more helpful than those of The Bullet Journal Method.
The Sound of Paper by Julia Cameron. Abandoned because too much of the advice was higher power based.