Weekly Roundup

book news

The micropress I’m a part of, Turtleduck Press, is gearing up for a new novel release next month. You can get a sneak peak at the main character, Joss, in a free short story called Fanged Bunny Slippers and on the latest blog post by his author, KD Sarge. (Previously in Joss news on this blog: Queen’s Man cover art revealed.)

general geekery and science

Some gorgeous book art (via Jennifer Crusie).

Science! A graphic from the BBC shows just how deep the ocean is and what to expect at each level (also via Crusie, who is a font of cool stuff).

Good article from Nerd Caliber on racism and cosplayers of color.

Linguistic geekery: why African click languages sound so odd to English speakers even though we click too (via Juliette Wade).

inspiring: home edition

Elaine Smothers blogs about beautiful and eco-friendly cob homes.

Goddess Leonie blogs about letting go of the old to make space for the new.

A blog devoted to myth- and fairy tale-inspired homes answers the question: why decorate your home that way? Favourite bit:

And for those of us who have to hide our dreaming souls during the work day, having a place to come to that is all about art and creativity and storytelling and wonder and imagination and myth and fairy tales (I get excited just writing all those words in a row) is essential to our well being.

for writers (and interested third parties)

Writer Unboxed has a great post on social media and the personas we create (by Porter Anderson).

Megan Crewe talks about her long and bumpy journey from her debut novel to her second (published) novel.

 

That’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

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4 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. Really enjoyed your mashup, Siri and thanks so much for including me! My ex-scuba diving self immediately hit on that how deep is the ocean link. I can’t imagine going to 36,069 feet – that’s just insane! I’d hadn’t seen quite a few of these links and am still reading. Loving the myth- and fairy tale-inspired homes. My inner child is cheering!

  2. Oh, those look really cool. Thanks!

  3. Elaine, you’re welcome! I’ve never gone scuba diving (yet…) but have long been fascinated by the ocean. What struck me about that link was just how much of the ocean is in darkness. My inner child loves the myth-y homes too…I’m collecting design inspiration for my own house!

  4. Lire, thanks for commenting — glad you liked it!

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