– My friend B linked me to Sheldon, the tiny dinosaur who thinks he’s a turtle. And is pretty much the best thing ever.
– A new companion was announced for Doctor Who!. And Keeley Hawes is going to be a villain. Cheers all round! (via R.J. Anderson)
– Someone told me about Two Nerdy History Girls recently and, for the life of me, I can’t remember who. I wish I could, because I’ve been enjoying the thoughtful and in depth look at various aspects of times past.
– I found “Why Aren’t Stories Like ’12 Years a Slave’ Told at Southern Plantation Museums?” to be a really thought-provoking article, which brought up a whole aspect of living history museums that I had never considered.
– Here’s a nice profile of Nancy Wake, journalist and French resistance fighter. “Ms Wake…had mixed feelings about previous cinematic efforts to portray her wartime exploits…’It was well-acted but in parts it was extremely stupid,” she said. “At one stage they had me cooking eggs and bacon to feed the men. For goodness’ sake, did the Allies parachute me into France to fry eggs and bacon for the men? There wasn’t an egg to be had for love nor money. Even if there had been why would I be frying it? I had men to do that sort of thing.'” I love how outspoken she was!
– R.J. Anderson has a great post about romance in middle grade books, over at the GreenBeanTeenQueen. I especially liked footnote 4.
– Meanwhile, the SLJ Battle of the Books is continuing! I’ve really been appreciating the judging this year, which has been smart, critical, and thoughtful. Even when I don’t agree with it (*sob* Rose Under Fire!), I haven’t been frustrated by it.
And that’s it from me! What cool things have you seen lately?