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  • We’re having a burst of unseasonably warm weather, which we’ve much appreciated. I think it was about 70F warmer this past Tuesday than the previous one! Of course, there’s still a decent chance we’ll have more winter.
  • Art Materials in Uptown Minneapolis doesn’t mess around:

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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Very good urban fantasy about a Londoner whose act of compassion slips him from his world down between the cracks to the dark and dangerous world of London Below.
Unbound (Ex Libris #3) by Jim C Hines. Pretty good continuation of this contemporary fantasy series – at least this one didn’t end on a near-cliffie like the previous book.
The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right Size by Julia Cameron. The book’s basic concept is using writing as a sort of mindfulness meditation to help you discover productive and unproductive patterns in your life, diet, etc. While I found the chapter on Morning Pages to be quite useful, as well as some tidbits from other chapters, overall I kept getting hung up on two things. First, the author isn’t a therapist, doctor, dietician, etc, although she did provide common sense advice: be more aware of what and why you eat, eat healthy things, add exercise to your life. Second, many parts of the book seemed triggery, from the perspective of someone who went through (successful) eating disorder treatment 25 years ago. When I realized that, I skimmed the rest, then put the book away.


“Basking. Go away, please.” -Chaos and Mayhem

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Linkity is sleepy in anticipation of springing forward

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The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free: Everything You Need to Know to Go from Surviving to Thriving by Beth Hillson. Even though I’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease for nearly 18 years, I still like to brush up my skills and strategies periodically. This book was ok for that. Unfortunately, I found the style/voice more annoying than helpful at various points – I’m a basically optimistic person, but relentlessly cheerful people exhaust me, even in text, apparently. Also, when the author discussed other health issues that those with celiac disease might be more prone to, I was surprised that neither B-12 deficiency or microscopic/lymphocytic/collagenous colitis were mentioned.


“Mount Appliance is a little taller than we anticipated and we need help getting down! Probably this is all your fault, Mom!!!” -Mayhem

“Woe is we. Woe.” -Chaos

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Of linkity and appliances

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  • Being an adult means new appliances (cooktop and wall oven) are very exciting! :)

“We claim Mount Appliance for the black kitties!!” -Chaos and Mayhem

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. I read the first several chapters, then couldn’t continue because the writing was so repetitive. Plus there doesn’t seem to be anything in the book that you couldn’t learn simply by reading all the chapter subheadings via “Look Inside!” on Amazon. And if you do that, you avoid all the repetition!


Mayhem – stoned on socks?! Possibly even drooling…

 

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It’s linkity time! Do you know where your space probe is?



Congrats to Dianna, who won Chyna Doll (Horizons #4) by Mickie B AshlingChyna Doll will be released by Dreamspinner Press on February 23.



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Mario Lemieux: The Final Period by Mario Lemieux & Tom McMillan. Interesting, coffee table style autobiography of Le Magnifique that was heavy on the photos, light on text. I was perfectly ok with that. Of course, after this was published in 1997, Lemieux made another comeback, so this was actually not quite his final period.


“What?” -Mayhem

Ravelry project page.

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It was a cold and linkity night

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Under the Skin (Ritual Crime Unit #1) by EE Richardson. Ok shortish paranormal thriller about a 50-something British detective inspector whose people are trying to track down someone misusing ritual magic to make shapeshifters. Throughout the story, I was distracted by the point of view character always being referred to by her last name, yet her coworkers were referred to by their first names. It was just enough for me to feel distanced from the story.
Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid #2) by Seanan McGuire. I only read a few chapters, then set it aside to come back to and never bothered.


Behold the majestic short-tailed house panther in his native habitat! :)

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