Saturday, May 17, 2014

coffee and blogs no.4

(My favorite bookworms.  Elliott is reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin and Milo is reading The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems)

The internet was rocking this week.  I've been busy, too- my mom is in town and I graduated with my Master's degree and we're switching into end-of-year assessment mode at work.  Whenever I had a few minutes, I was seeking out the best of the best so you'd have some excellent weekend reading.  Grab something good to drink, here we go.

The Third Annual Summer Reading Guide is out from The Modern Mrs. Darcy.  I'm usually 50/50 on her recommendations but I saw some good ones that I want to steal for my own personal summer media list (books, music, and movies for our break).

I feel so warm when I read this list of compliments that aren't about physical appearance.  On a related note, this sketch by Amy Schumer about women and their inability to accept compliments is NSFW, hilarious, and scarily accurate.  One of my favorites overall.

If you tend to obsess over your mistakes (like me!) then this article about how to move past it will be worth the read.  It's also nice to see a blogger and writer that I look up to so much admit to some oops moments.

"I drew a boat and he want fishing...I drew some stars and he went wishing."
A kids book that makes adults feel sweetly sad but also tremendously hopeful.  This post is about Stick Kid by Peter Holwitz.  It reinforces my desire to write a post called Kid's Books for People Who Hate Goodnight Moon.

I've heard before about words with no direct English equivalent, but I love this list with the words/phrases illustrated.  I'm guilty of tsundoku.

37 Children's Books that Changed Your Life.  Oh my goodness.  About half of these profoundly stuck with me.  I've always loved the way the details were laid about about the escape and survival of the kids in From the Mixed Up Files, and I loved the descriptions of chores in the Little House books.  And Matilda, of course.  I could go on.

If you live in Massachusetts, the Highland Street Foundation sponsors Free Fun Fridays over the summer  There is free admission to a specific list of cultural places (museums and zoos) each Friday from the end of June to the end of April.  We get great ideas for day trips every year.  

This quote stopped me for a second: "Your handwriting.  The way you walk.  Which china pattern you choose.  It's all giving you away.  Everything you do shows your hand.  Everything is a self portrait.  Everything is a diary." -Chuck Palahniuk



At May 20, 2014 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Amy Schumer is hilarious!

At June 4, 2014 at 6:38 AM , Blogger ashlie said...

She is one of my favorites. She'll be in the all the women's power graphics and quotes with Tina Fey and Amy Poeler soon.


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