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Weekend and Links

Parts of the weekend I spent scraping and washing the mud and dirt and mold off the siding of my house. (And it was especially awesome to do that while reading about everyone having fun at the Phoenix ComicCon this weekend.) But it has to be done, or it eats through the siding, or something. I have no idea, it's just one of those things you have to do periodically. Troyce had to climb up on the lower roof to get the especially bad siding-eating mold patch on second story, so that was kind of scary. But it's done and the house looks...about as good as it's going to, let's put it that way.

There's a huge storm front currently heading toward us, so I went ahead and put the new pond liner down even though it's not quite ready, to hopefully keep it from filling up with water again.

Otherwise this weekend I was reading The Shattered Streets by Paul Cornell, when my face wasn't glued to the TV watching Penny Dreadful. I just finished up Unspoken and Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan. (Very good gothic/fantasy/mystery YA, with kids trying to fight evil in a small town in the UK. The protagonist Kami reminds me in a very good way of Thelma from Scooby Doo, if Thelma was British and had a Japanese grandmother.)

The ebook version of Stories of the Raksura I is starting to show up for preorder on Kindle and iTunes, and hopefully it will show up on Nook and Kobo etc this week.


links

* Hugo voting is open now for attending and supporting members, so I'll re-post this link: For Hugo Voters: This link at Lorem Ipsum explains the rankings and how to rank a nominee below "No Award."

* Judith Tarr: Judith Tarr on the Intersection of Genre, Classical Literature and Myth

* NPR: The Muscle-Flexing, Mind-Blowing Book Girls Will Inherit The Earth
Like any important faction, the Book Girls are not a monolithic robot army marching in step, but a loose affiliation of human beings whose insistent individuality has somehow nevertheless allowed their shared priorities to bubble up and blossom. Who are the Book Girls?

* Caitri: Thoughts on Modern Fairy Tales: Movie Reviews for Edge of Tomorrow and Maleficent

* Barth Anderson: I’m Elliot Roger and So are You, Dude

* National Geographic: The Underwater World of Cleopatra

Book rec:

* Plumb Crazy by Molly Blaisdell
Small town country girl Elva Presley Hicks is about to attend her five-year class reunion with her best friends, Shay and Margarett. The discovery of an old fanfic manuscript stirs up memories of her summer job as a plumber's helper in Houston the summer before senior year.
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