Saturday, December 03, 2011

Lit Links & Scoops

100 Notable Books of 2011 via NY Times

I was just talking about this (like 5 different times): TheMarySue on Girls & Boys Science Kits

Sad because it's true: The 56 best/worst analogies written by high school students

Shop Till You Drop By Banksy
The Obama's went shopping on Small Business Saturday and picked up a copy of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

Apparrently newspaper is not just for packing: DIY Newspaper print manicure

The world's biggest insect is actually kinda cute: Giant Weta Eating a Carrot

Get your coquito on at the NYC 10th Annual Coquito Masters' Crawl Zone.

Luis Alberto Urrea, author of THE HUMMINGBIRD'S DAUGHTER, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH, and his latest book, QUEEN OF AMERICA, talks about his writing, his characters, his interesting relatives, prog-rock, and a million other things that make Urrea a truly engaging writer.

Kudos to Authors Amy Chua &  Arundhati Roy, President Dilma Rousseff, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and blogger Yoani Sánchez who made the impressive 100 Top Global Thinkers List over at Foreignpolicy.com

The case of the phantom library sculptor over at NPR, where you can also sample the new Roots album.

Cinco, cinco, cinco: Teach your kids to count in any language with this ultra cute and hip interactive picture book app from Appracadabra - Count The Animals.

Side-eye: How anyone could have grown up without tostones or ever seeing A Christmas Story is besides me....

 

I Has a Sad: 

Lastly, this holiday season please be careful what you gift your cat. I came close to losing my beloved kitty after she chewed off and swallowed ALL the streamers from a dumb wand she got last year.

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