harassment, libraries, sff, twitter
I haven't spent a LOT of time on the birdsite lately, but I keep ending up over there when some dramatic reveal of some shitty cis-dudes harassing people happens. Recently it was a library-twitter account that I enjoyed (who turned out to be the same person behind a previous library account that I also followed who had disappeared before that). Now it's SFF men I also follow. UGH. So many horrible people in the world.
SFFBookClub July book: Never Let Me Go
I've just closed the #SFFBookClub poll. July's book will be Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguoro.
I might just keep all the other options as August's poll, because they all got some votes and it's a good diverse selection.
#SFFBookClub admin updates
June: we're reading Murderbot! Yay! If you need help getting hold of the novellas, contact @naga
July: I'm taking nominations for the July poll now. I'll open the poll Saturday and close it Tuesday July 9th. I'll include some runners-up from June and at least one selection from https://storybundle.com/fiction if no-one else nominates one. I'm closing the poll quicker this time so that if we choose one from that bundle it'll still be on special offer then.
A heads up that a book we've voted on in the past, The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, is a free ebook download at Tor.com until June 5th (along with three other novellas with LGBTQ+ characters). #SFFBookClub
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#SFFBookClub June selection: Murderbot
I was going to give a day's notice before closing the poll, but I see that we have a clear winner so Murderbot it is! There are 4 short novellas and then a more substantial (and recently released so hardback-only) novel; so the idea is to start with All Systems Red, and just read as many as you feel like. https://www.marthawells.com/murderbot.htm
More flour. This time in the form of salted peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Crispy on the edges and chewy in the centre.
I made the following recipe, only bigger. Plus I skipped the peanut butter chips and swapped them for more chocolate, and topped with flaked salt: https://smittenkitchen.com/2007/12/peanut-butter-cookies/
food + recipe
It took me a while to find a recipe that didn't require more than one form of milk/cream and/or powdered milk: https://dessertfirstgirl.com/2015/02/hokkaido-milk-bread-tangzhong.html
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