Friday Links


Happy first full week of the new year! I have been furiously trying to make shit happen – should that be my 2014 motto? – and make the best of every situation this week. I have been feeling kind of run down and as much as I hate to admit it, I think it’s all the processed crap in my life. Nutty Bars, you give me a stomach ache that I hate to admit. So, while I make a grocery plan of attack for next week, please enjoy these links I have for you!

♠ One of my favorite authors right now Sara Gran, with other amazing author Meg Abbott, wrote about V.C. Andrews and Flowers in the Attic, and it is a must read for girls of a certain generation.

♠ The tradeoff: Time vs. Money when it comes to wardrobe. Although this is written for men, the main principle is the same for ladies: you can find great clothing items piecemeal, and over long stretches of time, for very cheap if you work at it. Or, you can get it all at once and be done with it, but it will cost quite a bit more.

♠ A longread from the incomparable Roxanne Gay about unlikable female protagonists.

♠ Advice to young women from a centenarian: Figure out what you want.

♠ 1996 me is excited about the Clearly Canadian reemergence possibility.

Lumberjanes. Undercuts, flannel, girls at camp fighting monsters. Everything I want in a comic!

♠ Resolutions, the creative way.

♠ You say Twin Peaks vibe and Juliette Lewis is attached, I say, I’ll get the popcorn. Wayward Pines, if you’re as entertaining as Sleepy Hollow, I’ll give you a chance!

♠ Ditch what you thought you knew about Marilyn Monroe, zaftig star. She was a minimalist – unlike most Hollywood starlets now – and “unimaginably slender.”

♠ A list of lists – Best of 2013 book lists.

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