October is OVER, HOW? Only a few weeks until I go back to work. Such a strange feeling. I’ve spent the month being pretty productive and ticking things off my “to do before I go back to work” list. Despite being horrified by the Christmas food already stocked in Aldi, I am actually FINISHED WITH MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. I’ve gone pretty low key due to lack to funds, so everyone is pretty much getting a variation of the same present. I’ve also made a pretty major work decision, more of which at some point in the future.
- I read Red Clocks, an advanced copy of a great book due out next year, and State of Wonder, which was wonderful. I’m going to have to see which other books of hers are in the library as I’ve only read one other (Bel Canto) which I also loved.
- I went to see the Harry Potter exhibit at the British Library, which I thought was so well done. In the divination room, you can take a tarot reading, and mine was uncannily accurate?
- “The amount of plastic produced in a year is roughly the same as the entire weight of humanity” WTAF?
- Should all zoos close? I’m torn on this. On the one hand, animals shouldn’t be behind bars. On the other hand, they are invaluable for teaching children about animals and they are often involved in conservation projects. What do you think?
- This is a GREAT move from Pret.
- Fascinating article about how micromanaged childhood has become, and it’s implications for those children once they grow up.
- I can see that this is a conversation parents feel they shouldn’t have to have with their sons – you teach them the difference between right and wrong, right? But I definitely think it is one that needs to happen.
- This podcast changed my laundry life.
- I have so much to say about this article, but as this blog is a public space, I don’t really want to put it all up here. But let’s just say a lot of these fears are very valid!
- Women aren’t nags, we’re just fed up. Sad to say pretty much every married man I know probably needs to read this article!
- This article is a good summary of the environmental reasons for eating far less meat.
- God, it’s about time they did this!
What interesting books and articles have you come across this month?