I moved into a new lab space this past week, and it’s coincidentally in a part of the building that doesn’t have cell phone reception. Why do they design buildings without considering things like that? (I just wanted to blame someone.) In other news, I just realized that I don’t like steel cut oats that much… oops.
- I summed up my January – can’t believe the month went by so fast!
- I thought A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan had a good premise, but wasn’t nerdy enough for me.
- I liked When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, especially the references to A Wrinkle in Time and the simplistic narrative.
- I really liked The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman, which features a hard-working protagonist and highlights an interesting population (medieval midwives).
- I started Spoons, a new feature inspired by a fun card game.
- Ellie @ Book Revels wrote some wonderful book spine poetry.
- Jen @ Pop! Goes the Reader couldn’t wait to read All Four Stars by Tara Dairman (which comes out July 10th), and expressed her excitement through many Ratatouille gifs. I like!
- Kelley @ Another Novel Read talked about book covers and raised some interesting questions about attracting male readers.
- Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness created a reading list of non-fiction books about sleep, a new trend that I’m personally very excited for.
- Lesley @ Books and Beautiful World recommended Kobato by CLAMP, a manga “that can make you smile, but … lacks amazing writing to make it something truly great.”
- Sarah @ Smart Bitches Trashy Books showcased a book called Crafting with Cat Hair. Photos included! You know you want to check that out.
- Amazon Book Editors shared a bucket list of 100 books to read in a lifetime (Goodreads voting list here), and I like the variety of books that they’ve included.
- As a throwback to my review of Quiet, here’s a cute comic called WE ARE INTROVERTS.
Do you have any interesting news that you want to share? Let me know!