The last Friday before the launch of Old Broken Road is upon us! That means it’s time to share a few interesting links I’ve found throughout the week. Some of these are mentioned on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Have a link I should feature in the upcoming link pack? Let me know! All right, let’s get to it:
Old Broken Road:
Old Broken Playlist
Check out the music that helped inspire my upcoming book!
Old Broken Road Swag Packs are now in the store!
Three new Old Broken Road themed bookmarks, new set of stickers, and a rad button! All you have to do is pay for shipping. (You can also send a SASE, details are on the Free Stuff page.)
The Exact Amount Of Time You Should Work Every Day
Did you know the absence of a proper lunch break can actually lower productivity? This University of Toronto study looks into what is the right amount of time to maximize your work.
19 Unintentionally Disturbing Moments From Kids’ Books
From Mister Dog to strange commands about murdering lambs, these made me laugh. So go on, touch the cow. Do it now.
The Genre Debate: ‘Literary fiction’ Is Just Clever Marketing
Elizabeth Edmondson of The Guardian argues that Jane Austen never imagined she was writing Literature. Posterity made that decision for her. Good stuff.
Rise And Shine – What Kids Around The World Eat For Breakfast
A New York Times photojournalism piece on the foods kids eat around the world. Really I am just repeating what the headline says, but click through, it’s fun.
Morbid Mondays: Maps Of The End Of The World
Atlas Obscura explore the maps of Revelations created by Baptist Minister Clarence Larkin in 1919. I remember seeing copies of these in my grandmothers house. Instant nostalgia for me.
The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To “Blade Runner” Designer Syd Mead
“Fashion is a temporary affectation. Fashion that’s timeless is actually a practical response to need. ” Loved reading about Syd Mead’s thoughts on the current state of wearables. Mead is an incredible artist and designer and it’s clear he put in a lot of thought when he created his vision of the future.
Lovecraft Story of the Week:
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
I’m featuring this again. Mainly because this is the story where I found the Old Broken Road epigraph. Also, it’s good.
Gif of the Week: