Linkity rushing by in a blur

Things are just crazy this week! I have to work during my usual linkity time, so I’m going to slap a couple of links down and call it good for the week. Hope all of you are well! 🙂

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No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 DaysNo Plot? No Problem! A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty. This book was absolutely perfect for me to start reading a week or so before starting my very first NaNoWriMo – it had a great balance of reassurance, reality checks, and humor. I read each section of the book at the time recommended in the book and found that to be really helpful – it prepared me for each week without overwhelming me any more than I was already. And hey – I hit my 50k on 25 Nov 2018!
How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading Too Much by Samantha Ellis. Very good autobiographical look back at some of the author’s favorite heroines from when she was growing up – I really liked how she explained what each heroine had meant to her as a kid and what she saw now, upon rereading.


*radiating malevolence* -Chaos

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At least there’s linkity, even if it’s a mess?

This is going to be one of those mess of not really sorted linkities because it’s been a little crazy around here this week…

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Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a WeaponHawkeye 1: My Life As A Weapon by Matt Fraction. Reread.
Hawkeye, Volume 2: Little HitsHawkeye 2: Little Hits by Matt Fraction. It’s really hard to be Clint Barton.
Hawkeye, Volume 3: L.A. WomanHawkeye 3: LA Woman by Matt Fraction. Not a fan of Kate Bishop, but in the interest of reading the entire story arc…
Hawkeye, Volume 4: Rio BravoHawkeye 4: Rio Bravo by Matt Fraction. Is the narrative kind of incoherent or is it me? Hmm.


*smoldering sleepily* -Mayhem

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Linkity can’t come up with a title less lame than this

  • Still chugging along, even slightly ahead on my word count, for NaNoWriMo.
  • No linkity next week, November 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US.
  • Not sure if there will be linkity on the 30th – it really depends on how NaNo is going at that point! 🙂

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Learn, Do, Make, Think

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Artsy Crafty

Cool

Wha…?

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Teh Cute

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The Labyrinth Index (Laundry Files, #9)The Labyrinth Index (Laundry Files #9) by Charles Stross. Ack. These are so complex now that I almost need to reread the entire series when each new book comes out. Mental note to do that before the next one… This one was mainly from Mhari’s POV after the shocking developments of book 8 have had a chance to sink in a little bit.


“Back off, Mom! Sheesh!” -Mayhem

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Linkity hopes everyone gets out to vote on Tuesday (if you’re in the US)

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Think, Learn, Make, Do, VOTE

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Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

  • Most of the news has been “Wha…?” during this past week. 🙁

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Very good story about a guy in San Francisco who loses his marketing and design job in the Great Recession, then ends up working in a very, very odd bookstore.
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)The Rook and Stiletto (The Checquy Files, #2)Stiletto (Checquy Files 1-2) by Daniel O’Malley. A woman wakes to find she’s standing in the rain, she’s surrounded by a circle of dead bodies, and she has no memories prior to that moment. Very good urban fantasy suspense! Looking forward to more books in this series.
Notes from a Public TypewriterNotes from a Public Typewriter by Michael Gustafson & Oliver Uberti. Very good collection of thoughts and other bits of writing from the publicly available typewriter in an Ann Arbor, Michigan, indie bookstore.
An Interrupted Cry (Sylvan Investigations, #4)An Interrupted Cry (Sylvan Investigations 4) by Laura Ann Gilman. Good paranormal suspense series about half faun former cop and current private investigator Danny, who suddenly finds he has an employee – a powerful seer with self-esteem issues.


*blank* -Chaos

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Linkity looks bravely ahead to NaNoWriMo

Things are probably going to be a little sparse here in November because I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo for the first time ever – and I’ll be writing on a typewriter! 😀

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Think, Learn, Do, Make

Cookity

Artsy Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update
Bring It On (Retrievers, #3)Bring It On, Burning Bridges (Retrievers, #4)Burning Bridges, Free Fall (Retrievers, #5)Free Fall and Blood from a Stone (Retrievers 3-6) by Laura Anne Gilman. This continued to be a good series about Wren, whose magic leaves her unnoticed by most people, and her partner Sergei, who isn’t magical at all. If you’re looking for a series that shows relationship development and isn’t filled with explicit sex scenes, this could be your lucky day. 🙂 Lot going on in Book 5 and I put it in time out for a day because I was anxious about how things were shaking out. Book 6 is the last book focused primarily on Wren (and Sergei), but they appear in the background in some of Gilman’s other books.
Miles to Go (Sylvan Investigations, #1)Miles to Go, Promises to Keep (Sylvan Investigations #2)Promises to Keep, and The Work of Hunters (Sylvan Investigations 1-3) by Laura Anne Gilman. Good paranormal suspense series about half faun former cop and current private investigator Danny, who suddenly finds he has an employee – a powerful seer with self-esteem issues.


“Look at how kittenish and cute I am!” -Chaos (who is a very non-kittenish 15 years old now!)

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