Weekly Reads: August 14, 2014

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Christina Hendricks comments on the wage gap.

A great blogger. Read everything People I Want to Punch in the Face writes (including her book due out later this year)

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Outlander premiered on Starz last week. Here’s what Vulture had to say.

Weekly Reads: August 8

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  1. In case you needed another reason to love Audra McDonald, she sang Yahoo! Answers on Jimmy Kimmel.
  2. Wondering if you’ll like any books on the Man Booker Longlist? Read their first lines.
  3. The title says it all: How to become a terrible library patron in 5 easy steps.
  4. If you thought Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was a strange title, check out these strange book titles from the 18th century.

Weekly Reads: July 25th

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  1. Preschoolers from disadvantages backgrounds can catch up on reading with these small changes.
  2. As the Hachette/Amazon battle continues, Amazon has started blaming authors. (Hint: consumers don’t like it when you blame writers.
  3. Harry Potter has become a part of pop culture. What happens when an adult reads the books for the first time?
  4. How do you teach kids about money?
  5. If bookish tattoos are too much of a commitment, would you consider temporary tattoos of your favorite stories?
  6. Ever wished you could buy a first edition of your favorite book? Here are some of the most expensive collectors items around.
  7. There’s been an outbreak of the plague in China. Yes, that (bubonic) plague.

Sunday Reads: June 23, 2013

News:

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Son and Heir? In Britain, Daughters Cry No Fair (NYT) : Though the law of primogeniture seems antiquated, it still exists inEngland’s rigid society. The article is an interesting read for the discussion alone but I loved the interview with Liza Campbell. Campbell wrote one of my favorite memoirs, A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth’s Castle.

Blogs:

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Seven Summer Reds (LE) : Lisa Eldridge will always top my list of the most beautiful women in the world. Lucky for the rest of us, she shares her makeup tips weekly on her blog. This week’s offering was a guide to summer red lipsticks. I dare you to read it without opening your wallet.

Magazines:

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Mindful (Mindful Magazine): I’m the first to admit that meditation is not my thing — sitting still chanting om sounds awful. That being said with the growing reliance on technology and constant connectedness it can be difficult to take a moment to simply be. Check out this article for the basics.

Books:

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Call the Midwife: I’m still making my way through this delightful book. Since I’m listening to it, progress is slower than I would like but there’s nothing like a British accent reading to you!

 

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Sunday Reads: May 26, 2013

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The Ultimate List of Fictional Boyfriends : Since rewatching Dawson’s Creek last summer I’ve had an unnatural obsession with Pacey Witter. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

Free Breakfasts in Texas Public Schools : Perhaps it’s because I know two people working with TFA in Texas but this article was really eye-opening. For more information I highly recommend my friend Mallory’s blog.

No Signature Required: An interesting little article about how the advent of technology has affect signatures and how we verify our identity.

21 to Drink Coffee? : The FDA has started looking into the effect of caffeine on a young brain. Though I heard about how caffeine is a drug all through high school, it never occurred to me that it could be regulated. I’m interested in where this movement is headed…

Amazon to Sell Fanfiction: This is the strangest development in publishing yet — and that’s saying something. The best thing about fanfiction is the ability to access hundreds of stories at a time for free. I wonder how this will change the fandoms.

 

Music Monday: Carolina by Parmalee

Maybe it’s a little cliche to be a Carolina girl who loves this song, but I don’t care. It’s the perfect song to blast with the windows down on the way to work. Take a listen, I’m sure you’ll agree.

{As always, click through to my full blog page to see the video!}