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And another round of whirlwind linkity!

New releases: Smart Bitches (romance), Tor.com (horror/genre-benders)

Linkity from Smart Bitches. And from the Pen Addict.

Notes from Isolation: A Soundtrack for Now“.

Scientists, 90s and today.


…simultaneously adorable and dystopian.

A wonderful last contact story.

Variations of Fawkes the Phoenix.

Neanderthals were plying.

Lord of the Rings game, but you play as the ring (not a real game, alas).

“2020 summed up in book titles”.

Well, it’s the reason I have black cats, so!

“Theory: Nobody who writes a physics textbook gives any fucks”.



Pumpkin tres leches cake.

The xkcd dialect quiz. Hover cursor/long-press for caption.

And xkcd’s ultimate all-in-one printer. Again with the hovering and such.

“Thanksgiving-flavored” candy cornAnd $49 pink pineapples. And desk tents. Least usable keyboard ever? Disturbing blazer is disturbing.

Reading Update
Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic WomenCamouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women by Sarah Bargiela & Sophie Standing. Cute short comic that combines some stats and some personal stories.
So You Want to Talk About RaceSo You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. This was very good – I liked how she split topics into chapters (for easy reference later), and she covered some things I hadn’t seen covered in my previous reading.
Ballistic KissBallistic Kiss (Sandman Slim #11) by Richard Kadrey. A solid addition to the series. Was Stark more socially awkward in this than usual?!

“Shake my paw?” -Chaos

*gasp* LINKITY


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Reading Update
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being CreativeSteal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon. Pretty good (and very short) ebook that’s exactly what the title says.
Lies SleepingLies Sleeping (Peter Grant #7) by Ben Aaronovitch. Good continuation of the series – it’s all hands on deck trying to catch Faceless Man #2 (and Lesley) before they do Something Very Bad.
Rivers of London Volume 6: Water WeedWater Weed (Rivers of London #6) by Ben Aaronovitch. Very good addition to the series. I hope everyone who read the Rivers of London series knows that the graphic novels aren’t standalone but actually develop the overarching story arc, too.
The Everything BoxThe Everything Box and The Wrong Dead Guy (Another Coop Heist #2)The Wrong Dead Guy (Another Coop Heist 1-2) by Richard Kadrey. Ok series about magic-resistant thief Charlie Cooper and the Department of Peculiar Science.
Countdown City (Last Policeman, #2)Countdown City and World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3)World of Trouble (Last Policeman 2-3) by Ben H Winters. With only a few months to go before a surprise!asteroid takes out Earth, society has completely broken down but a former police detective hasn’t given up looking for answers.
Roses and RotRoses and Rot by Kat Howard. Very good story about two sisters who are accepted for a nine-month artists’ retreat and slowly realize they’re living in a faery tale.
CharmingCharming and Daring (Pax Arcana, #2)Daring (Pax Arcana 1-2) by Elliott James. Good series about John Charming, former member of the Knights Templar, not-quite-werewolf, trouble magnet.
The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the FutureThe Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll. As you’d expect from the guy who came up with bullet journaling, this book has very clear how-to explanations and examples. The tone reminded me why I don’t read productivity books – they exhaust me.
Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life TogetherDot Journaling: A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together by Rachel Wilkerson Miller. reread. I reread this since I was reading The Bullet Journal Method – Miller’s book is a nice example of a slightly different way to bullet journal. And her many layout examples are frequently more helpful than those of The Bullet Journal Method.
The Sound of PaperThe Sound of Paper by Julia Cameron. Abandoned because too much of the advice was higher power based.

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

In which there’s no internet to do linkity

Sorry about another week without linkity, but I’ve been without internet since Monday night. Apparently ice burst a fiber conduit and they inexplicably can’t repair it until the weather warms up Friday. Argh. This is what I had done as of Monday… Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm or cool, as appropriate to your location! I feel so out of touch…

Reading Update
The Kill Society (Sandman Slim, #9)The Kill Society and Hollywood Dead (Sandman Slim #10)Hollywood Dead (Sandman Slim 9-10) by Richard Kadrey. And now I’m all caught up on Sandman Slim. Be warned that The Kill Society is another cliffie, while Hollywood Dead feels like it could be the end of the series (although Kadrey says there are still more books).
Butcher BirdButcher Bird by Richard Kadrey. Ok early urban fantasy from Kadrey that contains most of the ideas that would become Sandman Slim.
Dead SetDead Set by Richard Kadrey.  Ok young adult urban fantasy about a girl whose father died recently and who’s having a rough time of it in a new school without any friends.
The Last Policeman (Last Policeman, #1)The Last Policeman, (Last Policeman 1) by Ben H Winters. With only a few months to go before a surprise!asteroid takes out Earth, most people have more or less given up any pretense of normal life. But one recently minted New England police detective doggedly investigates a seeming suicide, convinced that there something not right about the death.

*sigh* -Mayhem

Not much linkity, but a really cute picture of Mayhem

I ended up working during my linkity time, so here’s what was done before my linkity time. Oh, and send warm thoughts our way, because it is going to be a wee bit chilly ’round these parts

Reading Update
Kill the Blues, Aloha from Hell, Devil in the Dollhouse, Devil Said Bang (Sandman Slim, #4)Devil Said Bang, and Kill City Blues (Sandman Slim, #5)Kill City Blues, The Getaway God (Sandman Slim, #6)The Getaway God, Killing Pretty (Sandman Slim, #7)Killing Pretty, The Perdition Score (Sandman Slim, #8)The Perdition Score (Sandman Slim 2, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7) by Richard Kadrey. Good additions to this gritty urban fantasy series whose protagonist is a cross between Harry Dresden (Dresden Files) and John Taylor (Nightside).

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

(Yes, she is absolutely asleep with her mouth slightly agape!)

In which linkity gives up trying to think of a linkity title


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Teh Cute

Reading Update
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Scarlet, Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Cress, and Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)Winter (Lunar Chronicles 2-4) by Marissa Meyer. Scarlet: Young adult futuristic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Cress: Rapunzel! Winter: Snow White. Very good series – pretty much stayed up too late reading all week…
Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)Stars Above (Lunar Chronicles 4.5) by Marissa Meyer. Most of the stories predate the series, but one is a bit of an epilogue. If you enjoyed the series, you should definitely read this!
Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim, Book 1)Sandman Slim (Book #1) by Richard Kadrey. Pretty good urban fantasy about a guy whose “friends” sent him to Hell alive. He’s back 11 years later and he’s a little bit pissed…
Heart of Briar (The Portals #1)Heart of Briar and Soul of Fire (The Portals, #2)Soul of Fire (The Portals 1-2) by Laura Ann Gilman. Pretty good two-book series about a woman who’s boyfriend is stolen by a fairy and her life unravels as she tries to figure out what’s going on. It more or less felt complete at the end of the second book, but I do wonder if it was originally supposed to be a trilogy.

*purring while clinging like a limpet* -Chaos

What the heck IS it with old cats getting clingy and needing to be Very Very Close to your face?!