Links, some of which relate to books and reading!

…so they are totally relevant here. Really.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/15/winter-reads-little-house-books?CMP=twt_fd

I so need to go on a complete Little House re-read.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-eric-h-yoffie/what-is-liberal-faith_b_1137877.html

Yes to all of this. I mean, I have massive faith issues, but one of the problems that I have is that the hyper-conservative fundamentalists seem to have co-opted the term “religious”. The next time someone asks me, “How can you be a Christian and believe” whatever it might be (gay marriage being the most prominent example, but not the only one), I will send them a copy of this article.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2011/12/gifts-book-lovers-eclectic.html

I actually don’t want most of these things – except the booklight/bookrest. It’s far too expensive, but how cool. Also I love the tagline: May not be suitable for “1Q84”. [If you don’t know, 1Q84 is the newest Haruki Murakami book, and comes in either two or three volumes depending on what country you buy it in.]

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/12/12/best-science-books-2011/

Obviously, I’ve read Henrietta Lacks, but the biographies of the Curies and Fibonacci also look cool.

http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/musical-wine-glasses-set-of-2

Want. That is all.

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2011/12/rival-queens-precious-books.html

I absolutely must get to this exhibition. I will hate myself if I don’t.

http://www.tnr.com/blog/the-stump/98595/newts-iowa-link-callistas-unusual-alma-mater#.TupzDqtlO25.facebook

My alma mater as well! She graduated the same year as my cousin. I also didn’t realise that she was a music major. (This information doesn’t really surprise me.) I also am kind of surprised, still, that people are surprised that Iowa can be liberal. This is a state that allows gay marriage, after all. (I have a post coming on Stephen Bloom’s Atlantic article, soon.)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-16002088

Jane Austen! I’m not sure how much more we’re going to learn about her from the foundations of  her house, but whatever.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14900340

Not sure I want to read this, but I’ll consider it.

http://mhpbooks.com/45933/15th-century-erotic-poem-found-hidden-in-chaucer-book/

I so want to read the journal article on this when it comes out. I don’t know what journal it’ll be in, but if someone with JSTOR or academic library access could find out and get me a copy, I would love it.

http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/unl-grad-reaches-out-to-those-in-third-world/article_30d25ebd-de18-5eda-9f50-ad767d54ee8b.html

I know her! Her sister was a friend of mine in high school, and someone that I always want to spend more time with. Also, Sharing the Dream is an awesome organisation.

http://tomatonation.com/culture-and-criticism/1631-in-the-shadow-of-the-moon-or-a-teeny-oral-history-of-communally-experiencing-the-space-program-courtesy-of-my-parents/

I love Tomato Nation. I also have much the same relationship with the space program as Sars does. I was fascinated to read this “oral history” of the moon landings/space program, and think everyone should read it. And watch this. And From the Earth to the Moon.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/12/your-daily-moment-of-snowman-carnage-zen?

Oh, Calvin. (and while you’re on Tor.com, skim through some of their read/reread/rewatch series of posts. Because they’re awesome too.)

 

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