- New releases: Smart Bitches (romance) and Tor.com (scifi, fantasy)
- Neil Gaiman Twitter smackdown!
- Linkity from Inkophile.
- Linkity from Smart Bitches.
- Gift ideas from Smart Bitches.
- Bookish ornaments.
- Some free printable bookmarks.
- “Where to start with Seanan McGuire’s books“.
Do, Make, Learn, Think
- NASA’s look at the current California wildfires.
- NASA’s review of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.
- (Aside: If you are looking for LEGO’s extremely popular “Women of NASA” set at its actual retail cost of $24.99, Target.com had it as of Tuesday, December 5.)
- Pizza night on the International Space Station.
- How fiber crafts led to the moon landing.
- “References to Mexican culture in Coco“.
- “We need more care“.
- “Meet Max, the cat who lost the library but won the internet“.
- Roasted squash, corn, and black bean enchiladas.
- Smoky beet hummus.
- Cheesecake cookies.
- One-bowl brownies.
- Ducks in a row.
- Local lake with loon.
- And suddenly, winter.
- Twin Cities landmarks in gingerbread.
- Star Trek/Star Wars mashup.
- Linkity from kmkat.
Cool or Wha…?
- The DipClip.
- Columbia’s new winter jackets based on The Empire Strikes Back.
- Starry Le Creuset pot. (It’s cool, but the price isn’t…)
- You can get your pet’s photo on a pair of Chucks.
- This is my kind of ladies’ night.
- Simon’s Cat and a little box.
- Simon’s Cat and the Christmas tree.
- Simon’s Cat and kitten crazy time.
- Cat anatomy.
- We’ve all been there.
- The Celsius/Fahrenheit mashup temperature scale we’ve all been waiting for…
The Furthest Station (Peter Grant #5.7) by Ben Aaronovitch. Pretty good continuation of the series, but not great. Not sure if it was me or the book, but I kept getting tangled up and having to go back and reread bits.
The Question of the Missing Head (An Asperger’s Mystery #1) by EJ Copperman & Jeff Cohen. Samuel is an Aspie (of the very male type, familiar to many) who has recently started a business answering questions. He is not a private investigator, which he has to explain to people quite frequently.
The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband (An Asperger’s Mystery #2) by EJ Copperman & Jeff Cohen. Pretty good continuation of the series – enough so that I’m on the wait list for books 3 and 4 at my library.
Written Off (Mysterious Detective Mystery #1) by EJ Copperman. Pretty good mystery about a mystery author who’s contacted by a man who bears an uncanny similarity to the main character in the mystery series she writes…
Edited Out (Mysterious Detective Mystery #2) by EJ Copperman. I didn’t find the second book quite as enjoyable as the first, but now I’m curious how long the author can sustain this amusingly ridiculous premise.
Asperger’s on the Inside by Michelle Vines. Ok autobiographical account of growing up in Australia with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome. I still can’t complete figure out why this one didn’t work for me. The spectacular overuse of exclamation points was a tiny part of it, I’m sure – it’s hard to read a book that exuberant.
“What lunch bag cooler? I don’t see a lunch bag cooler anywhere!” -Mayhem