Somewhat like Friday’s new Frivolities post, I make no promises about how long I’ll keep this up, but I fancied sharing a few things I’ve been reading this week. Some I may have already mentioned on Facebook or Twitter, others I may have forgotten to for one reason or the other. But if you’re looking for a bit of Sunday evening reading, you could do worse than these.
Or you could read some of my short stories over on Wattpad, of course. But if you’ve already exhausted that, here are a few things that caught my eye this week – some silly, some less so.
“Scoop is a monthly printed magazine for 8+. Designed to inspire and nurture a love of reading and stories. Every month we bring together a host of incredible writers and illustrators who create original fiction and non fiction, we promise never to talk down to our readers.”
And I really want to subscribe, judging from the list of contributing authors. Research, right?
“As we grow up and learn to be cynical, Bernstein argues, we gradually stifle this inherent love of learning, turn off our curiosity, and become calcified. Out of that cynicism springs the impulse for instant gratification — the very opposite of the pleasurably protracted challenge of learning.”
And now to lower the tone a little.
“A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate – you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it’s simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I’m not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.”
Follow them is you don’t already. Sugary hilarity will ensue. (And yes – that is Batman fighting a Great White with a lightsabre.)
Because how could this not be adorable? Click on the smiling critter and get a deep thought.
“If you get a chance to be weird, take it.”
This is how I spend my Sunday, apparently. What odd or interesting articles have you run across this week?