Link Love



Being a woman in STEM: Why do we even bother? A great read.
101 Ways to Have a Great Day
♥ What does it mean to read diversely?
3 Must-See Libraries in Manchester, England
♥ Need some writing advice? Write Start is a collection of essays from authors about their writing process, full of practical writing advice.
Comics 201: The Great Publisher Debate
♥ This has got to be, hands-down, the best little free library ever.
We Never Met – short stories created from photos of strangers whose faces we never see
♥ Some potential bookmarks… (I’ve added perfume card sample to my personal list)
♥ A teen interviewed his teachers about their favorite music, and the answers are pretty great. Were my teachers this cool in high school? If one of my students asked me this, what would my answer be? Hmm…
♥ An interview with a tattoo artist who does traditional Japanese tebori tattoos
Does your language shape how you think?
♥ Another incredible read: Having the race talk with my 4- and 21-year old sons
♥  What do the buttons on the Playstation controller mean?
This is the coolest and most touching thing I’ve heard in a long time (here’s a hint, it has to do with tattooing your face. Kind of)

What fun links have you found lately?

  • I had no idea that’s what the PlayStation buttons meant!
    And I think I might have to take a trip to Manchester now…

    • I think you intuitively notice what the buttons do, as a lot of them are similar across games (confirm, menu, etc.) but the explanation was super helpful and really neat. I’m used to Playstation controllers, so I could really use a guide to remembering which freaking Xbox buttons do what, haha.

  • Mal

    Thanks for these links. They’re going to be my Sunday morning reads 😉

    • It’s always nice to do some fun/interesting reading on the weekends 🙂

  • Great links! I loved the one on how language might shape your thinking.

  • Kay

    Some fabulous articles!! Loved the traditional tebori tattoos – that much take such an incredible amount of discipline for both the tattoo artist and client! Also, the paramedical tattoo artist? What a brilliant idea. Love that!

    • Such discipline on both ends, for sure! I don’t know if I could do it – as either the artist or the client!

  • That article about the paramedical tattoo artist is so great. I never knew that was a thing, but I think it’s fantastic.