Happy Friday! How are things in your world?
This week has been a goer, just getting on and pretending like it wasn’t snowing on Tuesday (the END of APRIL).
Last night I watched the Spooks film and imagined what the love child of Kit Harington and Brandon Crawford would look like (as an adult, obviously) and I pretty much made my own week.
Aaaaanyway, have some links!
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Bookish Blether Episode 8 is all about Book Clubs! Holly and I are often asked how to join or start one, so we shared some of our knowledge, along with some tips on surviving it once you’re in one.
As all 3 of you reading them may have noticed, I gave up on BEDA half-way. Here’s why.
On my business blog, April Links.
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Sally Hughes on How contouring took all the fun out of getting made up.
I’m really late posting this, but it’s a great read. In Fusion, YouTuber and comedian Akilah Hughes wrote this great piece about how YouTube rarely promotes black YouTube stars, even during Black History Month.
About once a month I have a binge of Sadie Stein’s Daily Correspondent blogs on the Paris Review website. The time has come! Here are a few recent highlights: On Jerks and Complicity | The Ambidextrous Marine Biologist | Nailed | Labours of Love (featuring Rebecca West).
Peter K. Rosenthal reviews The Avengers: Age of Ultron . He understands where these movies are headed.
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Shauna Haider aka Nubby Twiglet on how Blogging Changed My Life.
I’m a bit over this topic, but here’s a good addition anyway. From Nieman lab – Getting beyond “public radio voice”: Finding and decoding identity on the air. Got me thinking about how we suppress identity in response to cultural pressures.
How about a podcast recommendation? I’m a bit behind my usual pace but listened to the first episode of Another Round from Buzzfeed. Anecdotes, cultural chat and more from 2 smart ladies.
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I’m still reading The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan, which is officially out now.
I’ve also begun Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty, a mortician and performer who also runs the YouTube channel called Ask a Mortician. I’ve read 2 chapters and I never use this word but it’s fabulous.
What’s on your nightstand?
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How to Structure Your Days If You’re Depressed from Rookie. A calming read.
Also Rookie-related, from New York Times Live – Tavi Gevinson writes her future as she lives it (20 min video, short article).
This is important/horrifying. How Female Hormones Can Make a Bloody Mess of your Mental Health.
Have a lovely weekend, friends!