Here is this week’s list of blog posts, quotes, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Apple Varieties. What I found most interesting about this list is how much time people must have put into finding out which varieties of apples are best for everything from making applesauce to eating raw. This isn’t even to mention all of the time and effort they had to put into creating these different types of apples. I like the Macintosh and Granny Smith varieties. None of the other kinds are that appealing to me unless they’re covered in sugar and spices and baked into a pie. Ha!
Self-Acceptance is the Key to a Healthier Self-Image via JeffreyGuterman. Jeffery specifically recommended this article to me a while ago after a conversation we had about what it means to be a good person on Twitter. It was a fantastic piece. Go read it for yourself.
Blogging: Look – You’re Simply Not Good Enough via GlasdragonFly. This is one of those links that you shouldn’t know anything about ahead of time, although I’m guessing that at least some of my readers have it figured out already.
In a Tiny Universe, Room to Heal. What a heartbreaking and fascinating story.
And then he utters the words. The words that are responsible for nothing less than emotional, spiritual and psychological violence:
Everything happens for a reason. That this was something that had to happen in order for her to grow.
That’s the kind of bullshit that destroys lives. And it is categorically untrue.
A friend of mine has been giving away free copies of two of her books. Go check them out if you like mysteries or science fiction. The giveaway ends tomorrow, though, so download them today if you’re interested!
What have you been reading?