Friday, February 27, 2015

Morning Coffee (2/27/15)

Happy Friday! There's a LOT GOING ON so these links may be less strictly happy than is usual for Fridays. Sorry.

Because first, this is really important: No Boys Allowed: School visits as a woman writer

And the Internet went generally insane yesterday, but this is the big one, yay: The FCC just approved the strongest net neutrality rules yet

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

Apparently I don't have a link about the llamas. You remember the llamas.

HOWEVER, there’s a giant owl terrorizing a small Dutch town.

Maybe the world is going crazy because music is going to start coming out on Fridays. What?!?!

Classic Alice has ONE WEEK LEFT. If you could give $5 or even $2 it would be really helpful, I swear.

Jay Carney is going to work for Amazon. Does that mean they'll start commenting on things??

I hope they find Lupita's dress.

Okay, something fun. Lego food!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Morning Coffee (2/26/15)

If you've wondered why I care so much about Classic Alice, this is why.

Bertrice Small has died. I haven't read her - I should rectify that! - but she was so, so important to the romance genre and women in publishing. Two great quotes from that obituary: "I do not write weak women" and "If you're going to undress a heroine, you'd better damn well know what she's got on underneath."

Aaaaah, I'm VERY EXCITED about this Brian Wilson biopic.

Perfect: Boston Is a YA Dystopian Novel

The Punisher: Jeb Bush and the Schiavos

Ooh, they're rebooting DuckTales.

This is much funnier than it sounds: A mysterious tunnel was discovered in a Toronto park. We have many, many questions.

"Edward’s taste tends to run to jewel-encrusted goblets, mahogany armchairs, and tapestries of King Harold being gouged in the eye."

Monday, February 23, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Morning Coffee (2/20/15)

Happy Friday!

This Sound of Music fiftieth anniversary profile of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer is great and the ending made me cry.

Jenji Kohan's HBO pilot sounds intriguing - historical hysteria, possibly Salem? Whee.

Also sounding intriguing: Ishiguro's new Arthurian novel.

Whoa: This Teeny Chair Can Assemble Itself

This Nick Hornby interview is delightful and made me wonder why I've only read a few of his books.

Oooh: A Glimpse Inside the Hidden Vault Where Harvard Keeps Millions of Books

Jacqueline Wilson is writing an update of What Katy Did!

"If Chris Evans were your boyfriend, New England would not be covered in snow right now."

And to make sure your Friday gets off to a good start, here's Eddie Redmayne playing the piano.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Morning Coffee (2/13/15)

Sad news: David Carr has died.

On to your regularly scheduled happy Friday:

Chris Evans, with a beard, in plaid, talking about Transcendentalists. You're welcome.

My bookseller friend Jonny with an important message: Why books are the only Valentine’s Day present worth giving

16 Hilarious Literary Valentine's Day Cards

Speaking of, want some adorable Classic Alice valentines? Any donation gets you EIGHT.

Which "Shameless" Guy Should Be Your Valentine This Year? (I got JimmySteve, which . . . could be worse. Obviously the correct answer is Lip, but obviously I'd never get him because his quiz answers are all about sex and I want Lip for his BRAIN.)

This Is What A Cup Of Tea Looks Like In 22 Different Countries

A walk through the old pastry shops of downtown Tehran

How to Tell If You Are in a Logic Puzzle