Suggestion Saturday: January 14, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, paintings and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Mary Cassatt’s The Bath has always been one of my favourite nineteenth century paintings:

Heart Potato, Face Potato. A surprisingly shaped vegetable.

A House Divided: Science Fiction vs. Fantasy. This doesn’t only happen between literary genres – I’ve seen people argue (and misinterpret one another) about everything from religion to the best way to do the laundry.

Ten 100-Year Predictions That Came True. Many of John Elfreth Watkins’ predictions did not come true…but some of the ones that did were eerily prescient. Click here to read John’s original article.

From January Blues? Or As Good a Month As Any Other?

It’s a popular myth that one particular “Blue Monday” in January tops all others for being the most depressing day of the year. This year it’s tipped to be…16th January. It makes some sense on the face of it – in the UK at least it is cold and dark; people may be in debt from Christmas excess; and who likes Monday mornings at the best of times?

Kaye Gibbons’ Ellen Foster tells the story of an eleven-year-old orphan’s journey through several foster homes.

What have you been reading?

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