- New releases: Tor (genre benders, scifi, fantasy, young adult sff)
- Linkity from Smart Bitches.
- Cover snark from Smart Bitches.
- Linkity from ReaderWriterville.
- Linkity from Inkophile.
- Linkity from the Pen Addict.
- Linkity from Book Riot.
- An introduction to Emily Dickinson’s poetry.
- “The tao of Sir Terry: Pratchett and philosophy“.
- “Depression poems to get you through tough times (and understand those struggling)“.
- Good things to remember if you write or make any kind of art – it doesn’t have to be groundbreaking.
- “Why kids stop reading for fun by age 9 (and what to do about it)”.
- Lots of very good questions to think about if you’re writing a fantasy novel.
- In which Bill Weasley asks out Fleur Delacour.
- Catch up on the chilliad.
- “Modern fantasy creatures and people being exposed to new lifestyles and developing dreams and goals that don’t fit with their species or their culture in the slightest.“
Do, Make, Think, Learn
- Yes, same. Please think at least twice before getting involved in “the internet of things”.
- Italy and Iceland being hardcore about the unvaccinated.
- US regional distinctions.
- “How to clean books“.
- How the Iditarod is changing.
- “The moment The Matrix changed everything“.
- “Your ultimate guide to cross stitch bookmark patterns“.
- Linkity from knittyBlog.
- Knitting linkity from kmkat.
- Thor and Mr Rogers hang out.
- “A hypothetical D&D party“.
- A Venn diagram of cryptids.
- Linkity from kmkat.
Cool or Wha…?
- Although the potholes really aren’t any laughing matter, but…
- “This is a Rosetta Stone for a single language.“
- Oh, snap!
- Oh, Icarus…
- “But why did the birds stop??!“
- Some historic fact checker humor. Hover cursor/long-press for caption.
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye #1) by Seanan McGuire. Quite promising start to this series about a half Fae private investigator who’s involuntarily back into the investigation game after a 14 year…hiatus. (Apparently there’s an October Daye fanfic that Seanan McGuire has happily read.)
Hell Bent and Stone Cold (Broken Magic 1-2) by Devon Monk. Good spinoff pair of books about a formerly magic rich world nearly bereft of magic, except for a few people who are paired in Soul Complements.
Summoned (Redemption’s Heir #1) by Anne M. Pillsworth. Very creepy young adult book about a teen boy who responds to an impossible ad in an old book and falls into the Cthulhu Mythos. Be warned that this gets off to a rather slow and somewhat plodding start, but boy does it pick it up speed as it goes!
“You’re definitely going to blink first.” -Mayhem