Tiny Rotten Voodoo Daddy and the Armchair Squid Woman #FridayRecommends

A-to-ZLong-time readers (Hi, Holly!) know I’m about as crafty as … as … as a person who isn’t very crafty. But I love looking at other people’s crafting ideas. That’s why I was so happy to find Tiny Rotten Peanuts, a blog by artist/mom Jeanette Nyberg, who sounds like somebody I’d love to know, even if she does hate kale. That just leave more for me, right? She has lots of arts and crafts for children, including wee ones, so some of her stuff even I could do. Macaroni necklaces, anyone?

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has a new website! You do know Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, don’t you? OMG! The swing! The smokin’ hot SWING!!

The Armchair Squid is all kinds of awesome, but I’m especially tripped out about The Cephalopod Coffeehouse, a monthly blog hop of book posts. Last month, I learned about the Thug Kitchen cookbook when it was reviewed at Hungry Enough to Eat Six.

Finally, here’s a thoughtful article from the New York Times pondering What Makes a Woman? With male-to-female gender reassignment so much in the news lately, there’s a certain amount of confusion about where support for one demographic’s choices becomes denial of another demographic’s reality, and it can be a false issue that obscures both demographics’ unity. When I talk about women, I’m talking about people who identify as women and/or people who were assigned female at birth. If you consider yourself a woman, and I say something about women, I’m potentially talking about you. If what I say doesn’t apply to you, I’m not. Deal? Deal.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What’s your main character’s favorite book? What’s the best book they’ve read recently?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Tiny Rotten Voodoo Daddy and the Armchair Squid Woman #FridayRecommends

  1. Jane

    June 12, 2015 at 9:21am

    Hmmm. There’s something of a food theme today, so:

    “To Serve Man” ???

    OK, that’s a fictional book, but my characters are fictional, too (sorry, I have to say that).

    Well, Callie London has had many favorites: Melmoth the Wanderer, anything by Byron, “The Vampyre” (for a moment). She also has liked Tale of Two Cities, Autobiography of U.S. Grant, and “I Start Counting.” Fred Saberhagen’s brilliant portrayals of the noble Lord Dracula. The brilliant novels of Roger Zelazny (i.e., the early ones). OK, enough. Callie simply likes fiction that carries her away to somewhere else, rather than so-called literature. That stuff is severely limited by the era in which it is written, so…like, she’s been there, seen that. I guess that explains it.

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      Marian Allen

      June 12, 2015 at 10:36am

      Hmmmm…. Methinks Callie shares her creator’s taste in reading. ~grin~

      Naw, naw, naw, “so-called literature” transcends the era in which it is written, dawg. It’s pop lit that’s so topical it dates itself. The best genre writing is ALSO transcendent. High five!

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      Marian Allen

      June 12, 2015 at 10:38am

      I knew you’d find a workaround! Looks like you’re still unable to leave links. I do not know what’s up with that. Back I go to rummaging in my theme’s and plug-ins’ guts.

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