It’s officially August! And I’m back from a little mini-vacation to Portland, Maine! Instead of bringing back a souvenir t-shirt, I brought home a book, some craft beer, yummy cheese, and 2.5lbs of blueberries I picked myself! Now, it’s back to the weekly grind of supplying you with quality links.
A GoFundMe campaign is underway to turn Beverly Jenkins’ Deadly Sexy into a feature film. The campaign is in it’s final day or so and any help is appreciated:
The making of Deadly Sexy is a significant step for all authors. It will give hope to those who dream of having their book made into a film. It also open doors of opportunity for actors and crew members who desire a chance to show their skills during the production. It also gives independent film makers a chance to show the advancement of our products to the masses.
And, if you missed it, check out Jenkins’ speech as she accepted the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award at RWA17.
Have you used meal kits before? Familiar with Blue Apron? Well then you’ll love this McSweeney’s parody:
Prep Time: 45 seconds
Cook Time: 1 minute
This is four eggs. We were going to do a whole soufflé thing, but we had a bunch of stressful meetings and then someone turned on CNN in the office kitchen and everyone got kind of depressed. We all kind of wanted to go home early, sit down on the couch with a glass of wine and watch a few Great British Bake Offs before going to bed. Honestly, this could also be fried eggs if you wanted.
You probably have some kind of cheese somewhere, right? You can throw that in.
I implore you to read the rest. You won’t regret it.
I love these pens far more than is probably natural. They write smoothly, they erase for real (yes, way!), and they come in a bunch of colors. I have one with me at all times.
If you love webcomics and knitting, you’ll love Worsted for Wear:
Worsted For Wear is a webcomic about a knitting group and their adventures in knitting, crocheting, spinning, and more. Our main character, Camden, is an obsessive knitter living with her roommate, JoAnn, and her cat, Zimmer, in a small cramped apartment.
Are you a fan of the comic already? Let us know what you think!
Now I need to admit something. I’m addicted to anything zodiac-themed, as I take my Aries representation very seriously. Demeter Fragrance Library recently came out with zodiac specific scents. I haven’t used the company before, but I’m curious. They also have a huge “library” of fragrances including scents like Kitten Fur, Lavender Martini, and Waffles. Many of the scents can be purchased as lotions or shower gels as well!
Michiko Kakutani recently announced she’ll be leaving the New York Times Book Review. She’s been quite the force in the book reviewing scene and is known for cutting to the quick. In honor of her years reviewing, The Cut put together some of Kakutani’s “best burns” in her critic career:
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami, 1997
For most of us, art is supposed to do something more than simply mirror the confusions of the world. Worse, ”Wind-Up Bird” often seems so messy that its refusal of closure feels less like an artistic choice than simple laziness, a reluctance on the part of the author to run his manuscript through the typewriter (or computer) one last time.
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!