- Settling in for a weekend of critical thesis work, reading, and scribbling, with a possible break in there to go see a movie or something fun. Also, you know you’re a stinky grown-up when your to-do list includes "drop off vacuum cleaner at the repair guy’s." It is gray and windy outside today in a very satisfyingly winter way.
- 1940s circus photos. (Via Dave. I needed that; thanks.) And, by the by, if you ever get a chance to poke around in the library at Circus World in Baraboo, Wisconsin, do it. They’ve got some amazing original circus photos there.
- The Brown Bookshelf is kicking off its Twenty-Eight Days Later celebration of children’s literature during Black History Month with Christopher Paul Curtis.
- Tacithydra has an important question about pronunciation.
- Carolyn See seems to really like Meg Rosoff’s What I Was, but isn’t the review oddly full of summary?
- Hannah really liked R.A. Nelson’s Breathe My Name.
- Tamora Pierce’s recommended reference books for slang.
- Steve Martin in Smithsonian mag.
- In case you ever wanted to become insane: this revision technique seems like it would help. Wowza.
- Carolyn is reporting live from AWP.
- Tempest Bradford interviews Justine Larbalestier (ahem) and Ekaterina Sedia.
- J.L. Bell: Why Western High Art Disdains Speech Balloons.
- I believe 2008 may now be the official year of Nicola Tesla. Prepare for his return.
- And a silly quiz behind the cut:
|Your Vocabulary Score: A|
5 thoughts on “Friday Hangovers”
Thanks for the link to the slang reference books. Just what I’ve been looking.
I plan to go to the Baraboo Circus World sometime soon, thanks for reminding me!
Make sure to ask them to let you in at the library (I’m not sure if it has actual hours). It’s in a little building up the hill from the actual museum and stuff. Also, see the circus instrument demonstration if you have time. Some of the instruments are completely bizarre and wonderful.
A+ here on the Vocab test.
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