Links: Tom Hardy, Edna Mode, & Women Who Draw

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.It’s the first links post of 2017! How are we feeling about the new year? Aside from starting 2017 being terribly sick, I’m feeling good about the next 12 months. How about you?

If you’ve ever watched The Incredibles, you’d probably agree with me that Edna Mode, fashion designer for superheroes, stole the show. Well one cosplayer attended a convention dressed as Edna and made sure to point out all the capes:

So Emma decided to finally dress as Edna, a quick costume she’d been meaning to make for a long time. She took some amazing photos with other cosplayers whose costumes included capes, and people on social media fell in love.

And NO CAPES!

Here at SBTB, we’ve reviewed a lot of books in 2016. To see a snapshot of our reviews, check out our Goodreads Year in Books! We reviewed 215 titles (15 more than our goal of 200) and the collage of book covers is absolutely gorgeous. For 2017, we bumped our book goal up to 250!

If, for whatever reason, you’re looking for an illustrator for a project, I highly recommend Women Who Draw:

Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists who take freelance work. It was created a by a group of women artists in an effort to increase the visibility of female illustrators, female illustrators of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups of female illustrators. We hope this directory will be used by publishers, art directors and editors to find less visible illustrators, and encourage them to work with these illustrators more frequently.

I love the filters you can use to find illustrators by location or ethnicity. And even if you don’t need an illustrator, it’s always fun to look at amazingly talented women and their drawings.

 

Lastly, how about some Tom Hardy reading a bedtime story to his sleepy puppy? (Also, does anyone know if he’s narrated audiobooks? His voice is amazing for this stuff.)


Battery chargers!

Every few months a bigger, better, and lighter weight battery charger comes out. At this point I have 3 in various sizes—lipstick sized, 6.5oz, and the 12.5oz, which lives in our travel bag. I can recharge my kids' DS, tablets, my phone, etc, before it runs out of charge. - SW


Don’t forget to share what super cool things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And if you have anything you think we’d like to post on a future Wednesday Links, send it my way!

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    Darlynne says:

    I love Edna Mode. I wish she could be my friend, the one who would take me in hand and say, “Dahling, you know better. You can’t be seen in this.”

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    EC Spurlock says:

    I got such a kick out of the Edna cosplay! Edna Mode is my phone icon at work and my code name because my boss says I look like her. I won CSR of the Year at my job this year, and the other office girls had a hoodie made for me with a picture of Edna and the words NO CAPES! And I never even thought about cosplaying her! Guess I know what I’m doing for my next convention!

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    Tom Hardy reading a bed time story? Hell yes! This is such a great post. LOVE Edna!!!

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    Jules says:

    The CBeebies bedtime stories are a mine of hot me – Richard Armitage, David Tennant, Damien Lewis have all read them. God bless the BBC!!!

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    KellyM says:

    I also love the CBeeBies bedtime stories. I watched Tom Hardy’s bedtime story a few nights ago after enjoying Carrie Fisher’s ComicCon moments. I have always loved and admired Ms. Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The sketch that Todd Fisher drew of his mother and sister made me smile through tears.

    Tom Hardy reading a bedtime story is like sexy stress relief.

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    MissB2U says:

    I would listen to Tom Hardy read anything. What a voice!

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    I’ve never heard of Women Who Draw before, but that’s a fantastic resource! Thanks so much for sharing. I majored in art (because it’s such a practical degree to get) so I love discovering new artists.

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    Karenmc says:

    Women Who Draw is intriguing. I just passed the link on to my artist friend.

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    Maureen says:

    I’ve never heard of the Cbeebies videos, just watched the Tom Hardy and one with James McAvoy reading a story called Wee Grannies Magic Bag. ADORABLE! I know what I’ll be doing for the next few days.

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    Joan says:

    Listen to James McAvoy’s introduction to “No Matter What”

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