Hangovers

Thursday Hangovers

Real posts soon, promise, but for now some links. Golden Retriever Festival in Scotland. These photos are my new happy place. Great piece by Michael Erard at The Morning News, "Rumors of Tribes": "I collected high school names using Twitter and Survey Monkey and came across “crumbsters,” a label for the popular kids, and the …

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Thursday Hangovers

It's August 1! My reaction to this news over at Facebook. *bats eyelashes while semi-panicking* And now some hangovers; several of these are old, but hey, I stockpiled them for some reason and maybe you missed them. Closing ye olde tabs. Chuck Wendig drops some truth about the season of crazy that goes with a …

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Monday Hangovers

The murky world of literary libel. (Glad I prefer making up characters…) I love a good dialect and geography piece. These writing tips from children's book editors at the Guardian contain some gems. An excellent post from Cassie about the love triangle in The Infernal Devices series and problematic reactions to girls and women characters. …

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Tuesday Hangovers

Time for a visit to link land, and the closing of tabs. In the offline world, it's all middle grade revision (fun!) around these environs at the moment, with a little time off to enjoy the out of doors, try to get back into yoga, and think about what's next and promoting the gods book. …

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Friday Hangovers

A proper post or two next week, but for now closing some tabs. Also, Christopher and I will be bopping around the exhibits hall and the general festivities at ALA in Chicago next weekend. So say hi! Joss Whedon offers some good advice for being productive. Coffee might not always be the best for creativity? …

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Monday Hangovers

Molly Templeton searches out the best Game of Thrones fanfic and reports back. More GoT-ness: The Banshee of the O'Neills (tertiary, but fascinating) and a dad tries to name all the characters in one sitting. Did you know Alfred Bester wrote Green Lantern's oath? That and more SF trivia over at Kirkus blogs. A typewriter …

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Tuesday Hangovers

Nine amazing abandoned mansions at io9. Love. Nora Jemisin's exceptional guest of honor speech from Continuum. The unsavory history of European cannibalism. Genevieve lays out a cracking case that the Fast & Furious franchise is our time's Three Musketeers corollary.  One of the most charming interviews ever, in which Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) conference calls in …

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