Happy almost New Year!
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE
We’re on vacation, and it’s awesome!
LINKS I LIKED
Funny: An update on the problem of Maria
I’ve loved Eliza Dushku since she rocketed her way into the third season of Buffy, and this op-ed piece makes me love her even more.
Just what the holidays need: The best movie musicals ranked
The Comedy Wildlife Photography awards never fail to make me happy.
Sci-fi space exploration has traditionally been a man’s world. What would it look like if women had a voice, too?
THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO
There is a reason stepping on Legos hurts more than walking on fire.
My secret fear of falling off a cruise ship is TOTALLY FOUNDED.
There’s a Barbara Pym cookbook!
Some people take gingerbread construction very seriously.
BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR LIST THIS WEEK
All the Names They Used for God (a gift from a friend!)
Cane (I’ve never read this, and I need to)
Save Me the Plums (It’s not out until April, but I can’t wait!)
Revenge of the Translator (This looks right up my alley)
WHAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY
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