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After I continued to randomly mark large chunks of my feed as read trying to use the Feedly app for Android, I tried a bunch of other feed readers and have settled on Newsfold. It’s not fancy, but it does what I want a feed reader to do. So! *fingers crossed*

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The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere by Pico Iyer. Thoughtful look at being still and meditating, with unexpected Leonard Cohen.


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Linkity is trying to ignore the gently falling (again) snow

My usual mobile feed reader, gReader Pro, went wonky on me last weekend and wouldn’t connect to Feedly anymore. I switched to the Feedly Reader, which is ok, except… I keep making some motion that marks chunks of my feed as read and I can’t figure out how to turn that off. ARGH.

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Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford by William Stafford (Kim Stafford, ed). I had to jot down many phrases and entire poems in my notebook whilst reading this, and I’ve already made an art journal page for some of them…
Incredible Good Fortune: New Poems by Ursula K Le Guin. This was really mixed for me – I desperately wanted to love all of the poems, but only a few resonated with me.
Humans Wanted, edited by Vivian Caethe. Probably 2.5 stars. As with most collections, there were good stories and not-so-good stories. However, I don’t feel as if the book managed to capture the essence or magic of the “humans are so weird, but in a good way” post on tumblr. So if that’s what you’re hoping for….. 🙁


Stand-off/Stare-off on the exercise bike! O, teh dramaz!!!

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Linkity specializes in dawdling

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Swan: Poems and Prose Poems by Mary Oliver. This one had a couple of things I quite liked, but overall it didn’t resonate that much with me.
Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking by Emily K Neuburger. Very good collection of creative journaling ideas for those times when you need some inspiration. It also includes a section on making your own simple journals, plus has some stickers and artsy paper to use in your own creative journal.
Dare to Sketch: A Guide to Drawing on the Go by Felix Scheinberger. Ok overview of drawing basics with particular tips for urban sketchers. Definitely feels like a variation of other things I’ve read before.
Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers by Bob Eckstein. A lovely little book highlighting 75 bookstores from around the world, with a watercolor painting and anecdote for each. This is one I’m perfectly fine with reading from the library and not owning.


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Linkity still thinks titles are hard

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Evidence: Poems by Mary Oliver. Lovely. Thanks to Margene for reminding me that the 2nd was Silent Poetry Reading Day!
Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems by Billy Collins. How the heck do you rate and review poetry anyhow?!
Noted: A Journal to Explore How We Shape, Create, and Develop Ideas by Adam Turnball. Great title and look, but – boring. Didn’t find it inspiring, alas. In fact, it’s probably going to get cut up for collage, which I would not do if I’d found it useful.


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Linkity is 2.5 miles from the stadium in which the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday

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The Merchant’s War (Merchant Princes #4) by Charles Stross. I think I’m going to use my status update from finishing this book as my review: “OMG, another cliffhanger. I have the next two ebooks on hand (bless you, library), but I have to sleep. And these are not short books. But the suspense! At least I know things have to be tied up by the end of the next two books, since that ends the series…
The Revolution Business (Merchant Princes #5) by Charles Stross. How can the intensity just continue to build like this?! Anyway, yeah, another cliffhanger, so make sure you have the next book on hand.
The Trade of Queens (Merchant Princes #6) by Charles Stross. This was a white-knuckle read right until the very end! Whew. It feels like this series was heavily influenced by the way the world turned after 9/11… Also, willful ignorance and refusing to change/adapt can be extraordinarily dangerous to those around you…


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