Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday favorites.

This week I applied for jobs, ran errands, cleaned our kitchen and promptly messed it up again, and played video games with my husband (one morning I woke up to a pile of money and upgraded weapons! Woot!).

Here's some weekend reading for y'all: my favorite links this week.

Well-liked Canadian politician Jack Layton might be the feature of a biopic, three months after his death.

Sarah Blackwood on Bella Swan, teenage girls, the female body, realism in young adult fiction, and feminism. She raises some interesting points, and the comments section is great (I recommend the threat regarding novels featuring actualised women who like traditionally feminine pursuits). I'll have to read "Breaking Dawn" for myself to see if I agree or not. It would give me an excuse to read Cleolinda's awesome and hilarious recap again.

Need some motivation? Nubby Twiglet shares her tips.

I wasn't aware that Klout's privacy policy was so lax when I first joined. It's part of why I decided to leave, but here's the straw that broke the camel's back.

As a lover of maxi skirts year-round, I approve of Clothed Much featuring 5 ways to style a maxi in the colder months.

Two articles on writing: the first on finding your "cause", the second on "what to do when you feel like your writing is shit".

Happy weekend, everybody! I'm off to spend mine "occupying" my couch.


  1. Aw! This is such a rad post idea -- great way to end the week! A lot of these articles certianly sound very intriguing and I'll definitely have to check 'em out, wooohooo!

  2. I wish I could say it was original, Lexy, but I've seen a few other blogs do similar things on Friday. ;)

  3. Yay for discovering new blogs AND rad internet things in one go. I also woke up to a bunch of video game money this week. After years of not playing video games, Joe just bought an xbox and I've been a Fable addict. Sigh.

  4. Thank you so much for the link to my post ♥

  5. Hi, Moi! I've always wanted to play Fable, but I've never owned an Xbox - just a Wii and a PS2. Enjoy it extra for me! :)

    Hi, Katie! It was too excellent and helpful of a post to keep to myself. :)