- Linkity from Smart Bitches.
- Cover snark from Smart Bitches.
- Linkity from the Pen Addict.
- “The Mother of All Squids Builds a Library”.
- “Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare exists and you need it“.
- Memoirs from former Obama staff members.
- “Reflections on the Typewriter Project“.
- 23 fantasy series for adults.
- 30 things you can make with an old book.
- Bookish tote bags.
- If you’re considering participating in Inktober 2018 and are looking for book-themed prompts, here you go.
Think, Do, Learn, Make
- Maybe it’s just plastic that’s the problem, eh?
- “Jet hand dryers are basically germ cannons, study finds“.
- This would be a most startling thing to haul in when fishing!
- It’s the 25th anniversary of The X-Files.
- “Celebrating the real-world ‘Scully Effect’“.
- “What can we learn from the universe’s baby picture?“
- “What if English were phonetically consistent?” (Could go in humor, too, but hey.)
- On toxic online communities.
- tRUMP tROLL.
- Thank you, President Obama.
- 10 chili recipes.
- 10 ways to use a can of white beans for dinner.
- Smashed chickpea salad.
- Cauliflower pizza with lemon-infused tomatoes.
- Breakfast grain bowl mix.
- One-bowl apple bundt cake.
- Convertible chocolate cupcakes.
- “Fudgy vegan banana-brownie cake you can eat for breakfast“.
- Pumpkin carrot cupcakes.
- Apple cake.
- “Wheat” thins crackers.
Cool or Wha…?
- Just say no to roast-beef scented baths.
- Pumpkin spice latte deodorant.
- You can buy a 3-pound bag of cereal marshmallows and skip dealing with any actual cereal (see Lucky Charms).
- Oh, those darn automatic responses…
- Hmm. Apparently I was too busy reading (see below) to find anything funny this week.
Typewriter: A Celebration of the Ultimate Writing Machine by Paul Robert & Peter Weil. Really interesting look at the early days of the typewriter, focusing on the amazing number of typewriter-related patents granted and the equally amazing number of typewriter companies that went bankrupt.
Soft Summer Blood (DI Liam McClusky #4) by Peter Helton. Cranky about how the book ended. And if this is how the series ends… Hmph.
Known Devil (Occult Crimes Unit Investigation #3) by Justin Gustainis. Ok paranormal thriller about a cop and his vampire partner trying to figure out what’s happening with a vampire mobster gang war.
The Eidolon by Libby McGugan. Good scifi suspense about research scientist whose project is suddenly and inexplicably shut down, right before he’s approached by a very mysterious figure with a job offer that seems too good to be true.
The Cracked Spine, Of Books and Bagpipes, A Christmas Tartan, and Lost Books and Old Bones (Scottish Bookshop Mysteries 1, 2, 2.5, & 3) by Paige Shelton. Pretty good mystery series about an American archivist who moves to Edinburgh to work in a very unusual bookstore. I’m having a bit of trouble suspending my disbelief at the amateur sleuth angle in this series and am concerned about spraining an eyeball from all the eye rolling I’ve been doing.
“I’ve been looking and looking, but I just don’t see this ‘typewriter case’ you keep mentioning, Mom. It’s a mystery, I guess.” -Mayhem