Early bird badges available today for $200.
Here’s a link roundup for your distracted wandering through the interwebs today:
Willie Nelson’s new book is now available for pre-order and comes with a download of a song based on the book, “It’s a Long Story.”
Literary Hub has a listicle of books about drugs in honor of the unofficial holiday.
All the Light We Cannot See just won the Pulitzer.
Speaking of pulitzers, the Daphne Awards are up and running again.
Mary Helen Specht is reading from Migratory Animals at Southwestern University at 4pm.
Toni Morrison’s new book will be released tomorrow.
Austin Film Festival and Texas Book Festival are hosting a free advance screening of Far From the Madding Crowd tomorrow at 7:30pm
Geoff Dyer will be at BookPeople on Thursday at 7pm to talk about Another Great Day at Sea.
You can get your home movies digitized for free at Killeen Public Library through Saturday…but you have to allow the archive to keep a copy of your footage.
Our book club made yesterday’s paper! The meeting is Tuesday, April 28, 6:30-8pm at So Natural in Harker Heights.
Random House rushed the publication of John Krakauer’s Missoula after the Rolling Stone debacle. Listen here.
Ciarán Og Arnold’s book of photographs set in County Galway, I Went to the Worst of Bars, will be published by Mack Books in May.
The Folio Society has a 50th anniversary edition of Dune.
Hello Giggles is looking for paid content writers.
La TaKorea is hiring a sous chef.
Dr. Ed Burger says students only flourish on campuses where they feel comfortable.
I need to read more from both sides about H&M’s Conscious Commerce Initiative.
Cafe Clover is my new favorite place I’ve never been.
The CTC Kinesiology Department is holding a workout selfie contest through Monday.
Southwestern University is considering cutting funding for the student newspaper.
Stevie Ray Vaughan was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
I’m not in the mood.
Your dog is manipulating you.
This moonlight illuminated “Mandy Jo and her magical sea horse” last night.
Baby Mira arrived yesterday!
Now accepting proposals for programs and presentations at GeekFest, August 14-16, 2015:
I have a cute little widget I want to share with a Facebook group but can’t.
…and now I can’t even post it here. Goodnight.
I’m feeling so inspired with so many ideas lately, like the world is all connected in a beautiful web of thought. I’ve learned that I need to capitalize on these times, because there are lulls, but I cannot get a single fecking thing accomplished.
Yesterday, I didn’t post, but I did start a Tumblr:
Tumblr (the title keeps changing)
I’ve been watching the new VH1 show Hindsight, which is the long-awaited American version of Being Erica, a top-three television program for me. I was struggling with the 9pm airtime, but this week they switched to an 8pm time slot. This doesn’t work either, because it pits Hindsight against Modern Family. So I recorded tonight’s episode, which had previews that promised tragedy… and some dick just posted a spoiler on Pinterest. White girl problems.
In a wonderful stroke of fortune, our first book club selection is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee… and she broke the internet today (well, certain corners of the internet):
Go Set a Watchman, out July 14, 2015!
It looks like it has something to do with UT Football’s bye week. The TribFest (on UT campus) and the Book Festival (on the capitol grounds) might make this a weekend worth staying out of Austin.