Happy Friday everyone! I was hoping to work on some of my projects this weekend, but seeing as I'm attending a semi-local wedding on Saturday and then celebrating a (very special) friend's milestone birthday on Sunday, I'm sort of doubting that I'll get much done. Don't you hate it when you have to choose between the work you actually enjoy doing and being sociable and supporting? Good thing I love these people.
I hope today goes quickly so you can get on to the weekend and do what you love doing best. In the meantime, here are some fun links I thought were interesting reads from the web this week for you to enjoy:
Confessions like this make me want to cling to my day-job forever, no matter what. (Lit Hub)
Check out these beautiful Apollo photos that were just released by NASA. Love me some vintage space photography. (BBC)
The connection between writing and movement. (Women Writers)
A helpful step-by-step guide for submitting your short fiction to a literary magazine. Same rules apply for genre submissions as well. (Aerogramme)
What do ya'll think about Pixar's upcoming movie, The Good Dinosaur? I want to like it? But I don't? I know it shouldn't bother me, but I keep thinking that if the asteroid hadn't of killed off the dinosaurs, then mammals wouldn't have been able to fill the dinosaurs' ecological niche, evolve and flourish to the point of producing homonids. I'm just having a hard time suspending my disbelief, which shouldn't matter in a kids movie, but it just looks so wrong to have man and dinosaurs together. Plus, the whole thing looks a little sappy.
Stephanie Meyers has reissued her novel, Twilight, with the genders of the two main characters switched...whyyyyy? (NY Times)
The new Spielberg movie, Bridge of Spies, is coming out on October 16, and it sounds fabulous - probably because I'm mildly obsessed with the Cold War. (Wall Street Journal)
Check out this list of ignoble Nobel Science Laureates. (National Geographic)
I really enjoyed this interview with Jim Butcher, writer of the Dresden Files, and fellow self-proclaimed reading addict. He sounds like he'd be fun to hang out with. (Omnivoracious)
Writing Streak: 3 days
My Books on Amazon:
Waking Lions by Avelet Gundar-Goshen
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro