I’m going to try something a bit new here—I’ve been wanting a sort-of free form post to talk about new things that interest me, and so I’m going to try a “what I’m into” style post. That said—I’ll be listing links and shows and neat things I’m into right now, things I discovered or did or ordered this week. Here goes!
It’s a quirky story, but I’m quite enjoying it so far. When I opened the e-book I borrowed from the library, I was flummoxed by the 1000+ page count—but I didn’t realize that it’s actually a trilogy published as a single volume. I’m in the 2nd book, and the parallel story-lines from the first are beginning to come together more concretely, and there are even more overt references to 1984. I’ve only got 6 more days on this lending cycle, so I’ve got a lot left to read!
- NanoPoblano 2015 Bloggers
This is actually my weekend reading–I haven’t been as good about it this week as I’d wanted. But these are my bloggers-to-read over the month as we work toward completing National Blog Posting Month.
I’m not actually reading this one yet, but I pre-purchased the collected edition of the most recent Sandman collection this week, and we should have it on Release Day next week.
News I’m Following:
- Roxanne Gay Wins PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award
I finished reading Bad Feminist not long ago, and I’m so impressed with Gay’s writing. I’m thrilled to see her win such a prestigious award.
- Fossil with Preserved Tail Feathers and Skin Reveals Dinosaur Plumage Patterns
Six year-old me is so happy about this discovery! As a kid, I was obsessed with dinosaurs—I knew the names of a lot of the species and had lots of books and toys that were dinosaur-oriented. I’m loving the new developments because they change the game in so many interesting ways, giving us a clearer picture of what those creatures must’ve looked like.
- Keystone Pipeline Rejected by Obama
I’ve been following this pretty closely, and I’m glad to see this happen today.
- Scandal, Season 5.
I keep thinking that this show is going to run out of steam, and it keeps surprising me. The acting this season has been phenomenal, especially from Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young. I cannot look away.
- Hemlock Grove, Season 3.
The final season of the show suffered from some pacing issues, but it was entertaining at any rate. We finished this one early in the week.
- Mike Harvey’s taxi cab photos.
- Four Paws for Noah Writing Competitions.
- Elmer the black-footed penguin chick joins the Audubon Zoo.
- This Charming Charlie—Smiths lyrics+Peanuts=golden.