A million years ago, I used to do these weekly posts where I’d share a picture and a few links for you to peruse on your weekends. When I started doing these same types of posts for one of my clients, I pushed the ones here to the wayside. However, since I’m no longer doing those posts for that client, I thought I’d bring them back here!
Don’t you feel lucky?!
Here are a few links that caught my attention this week….
You did this. “When gatekeepers grow their empires by preying on people’s fears, convincing white evangelicals—who happen to be one of the most disproportionately privileged groups to ever walk the earth—that we are under siege, then Donald Trump is what we get.”
F For Phone. “That’s another thing that has gone. All faculty with numbers. The damage to my brain was the biggest shock. The other types of damage – to my body and lifestyle – were anticipated, but nobody told me about the damage to my brain. I’d heard of baby brain but thought it referred to the way some women go all gooey over babies. But baby brain, it turns out, is a euphemism for the cognitive decline (or the mini stroke, as I have come to regard it) that new mothers experience. The brain of a pregnant woman shrinks – it actually shrinks – though it should be back to normal when the baby is about six months old. If not, consult your doctor. My brain has not returned to normal. Were I in the workplace, I would have to scramble around to conceal that fact from my employer. Part of me feels I should not draw attention to this phenomenon as it undermines all mothers in the workplace, but the bigger part of me now knows that mothers are heroes and we should lionise them for the bullets they have taken on our behalf.”
Anne Frank’s Copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales Heads to Auction. “Anne Frank’s personal copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, bearing the ownership signatures of Anne and her sister Margot, was scheduled for the auction block on May 5 at Swann Galleries. The otherwise unremarkable 1925 German edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Aus Grimms Märchen) is expected to fetch $20,000-30,000.”
I Prayed for Friendship; God Gave Me Sisterhood. There are so many things about this post that I can relate to….
I also post links throughout the week on my Facebook page, so feel free to play along there as well!
I also wanted to share a new monthly subscription service I found a few weeks ago that looks awesome! Book of the Month features 5 hardcover books every month, picked by various judges, and you can choose which one you’d like to have sent to you. The subscription is normally $44.97 for 3 months (they also have monthly and yearly plans), which works out to about $14.99 per book, but they’re having a promotion right now in which you can get 30% off of 3 months (when you use code MAY30), which brings them down to about $10.50 per book (including shipping). Not a bad price for a hardcover!