Links and Other Thinks: January 2014

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 Linking up with “Twitterature” at Modern Mrs. Darcy today. Lots of good books to check out over there.

Good Reading and Good Listening this Month (I have not been updating our reading lists for school, and I also have a personal resolution to read more for pleasure, so I am tacking both of these onto links and thinks. Would love to know what your reading (to your kids or to yourself!)

  Help. Thanks. Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Anne Lamott – I love, love, love Anne Lamott. She is one of my favorite theologians.

  The Neddiad, Daniel Pinkwater – Percy Jackson wishes he was half as cool as Neddie Wentworthstein. This book has everything I found lacking in The Lightening Thief: intellect, depth and honest-to-goodness humor. Get the audio narrated by Mr. Pinkwater himself; it’s incredible.

  How the Light Gets In, Louise Penny – I have read this mystery series since the beginning, and it just keeps getting better and better. Start with her first, Still Life, as the books build sequentially.

  This was a fascinating podcast about the Parthenon and Athenian democracy.

Just for Fun

 If you have a washi tape addiction like I do, check out this cool organizing technique.

 I’m terrible at printing things out, but this digital download poster site looks cool.

  Be Brave! Free download from Sarah Jane.

  52 Lists. I’m doing this as a weekly free-form journal.

  Kelly Rae Roberts has a brand new painting e-course. Looks amazing.

  My favorite new blog: Modern Mrs. Darcy.

 This is a cute (free) iphone case to sew.

 Be still my heart: homemade nutella, homemade fig newtons.

  I always do my beef roasts on top of the stove, but I’m going to give Jessica’s crock pot method a shot.

 Stamped feathers: absolutely amazing.

  A sweater upcycling extravaganza.

 Making this scrap fabric tutu for my niece’s birthday.

Until next month . . . 

2 thoughts on “Links and Other Thinks: January 2014

  1. Um, yes, I have a washi tape addiction–thanks for the link! And I thought the first Percy Jackson novel was kind of ho-hum, so I’m glad to hear it gets better–especially since I have a son who wants to read them soon.

    Thanks so much for the mention!

  2. I’ve never thought of Anne Lamott as a theologian, but really that’s perfect. And she’d be my favorite kind of theologian! I love the 52 lists concept. I’m absolutely addicted to listing.

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