Okay, okay. I’m not very good at posting things Every Single Friday. I blame Christmas, the New Year, and general laziness. And not spending much time on the internet because I was playing stupid computer games.
But here we are, a little over a week into 2015, and Things have finally settled down. Here’s my list, which includes some links from the past two weeks:
- Fascinating December diary entries from various authors, including Virginia Woolf and Evelyn Waugh, two of my favorites.
- Mental Floss’s list of 19 Alternate Histories – including one involving Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, which has been on my TBR list for a few years now.
- If you’re like me and have a hard time making yourself work, you might as well give up: The Internet Archive has 2400 DOS games you can play in your browser. Yes, The Oregon Trail is one of them. Here’s a Washington Post article about it and a link to the Archive itself. You’re welcome.
- An interesting article in The Guardian about Bertha Rochester, the madwoman in the attic in Jane Eyre. It even mentions Jean Rhys‘s Wide Sargasso Sea, which I adore.
- An article in The Atlantic, calling J. Alfred Prufrock a hipster. Umm, yeah.
- Finally, here’s a Really Neat mixed-media art-thing involving Chthulhu. I have no idea where it actually came from, but here’s a link to a Reddit thread about it.
Please excuse the bit of construction mess that’s about to happen around here. I have to update the lists and various other new year-related stuff, so I’m going to try to update the template while I’m at it since Elegant Themes continues to withhold Extra.