Every month we have been reflecting on the best things we read. In December, we spent a week in Vientiane, got our Thai tourist visas, and then moved to Chiang Mai!
- An easy way to see if you’re getting a good exchange rate, from Go See Write
- Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere answers a young reader’s question about the North Pole.
- Jodi of Legal Nomads talks about the Overview Effect.
- How to have good ideas, by Fevered Mutterings.
- Expat Edna shares how she met her fiance.
- Everywhere Once made me really want to visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah.
- Matador Network shares some gorgeous wildlife photos from South Georgia Island.
- Where to survive the apocalypse, by The Runaway Guide.
- Go follow these people on Instagram! List brought to you by Over Yonderlust.
- A guide to eating bugs from Migrationology.
- Finally, go look at this hedgehog on Cute Overload.
Books - I read 3 books this month. The internet wildly distracted me from reading.
- City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels, books 3 and 4 of the Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare – The thing about this series is it would have been just fine as a trilogy. I didn’t enjoy book 4 and opted to read a summary of 5 and not even bother with it.
- The Shipping News by Annie Proulx – Book written in “newspaper style.” Difficult to read. Interesting characters, but overall not my favorite.
- Wikipedia article: timeline of the far future.
- Uncovering the secrets to making good dal.
- Spider that builds models of spiders.
- Vending machine that pays you for used phones and chargers by running an instant auction.
- Art exhibit where you climb around on enormous inflatable bubbles.
- Half animal half chair.
- Detailed guide to table bussing strategy.
- Could wine grapes survive in the weird climate in Game of Thrones?
- And, a defense of all the strange words used to describe wine.
- The mold in blue cheese might actually reproduce sexually, not asexually.
- New York had it’s first day in memory without and reported violent crime.
Books - Well I had another month of not reading much, only two books. I started several and couldn’t really get into them. I’m really in the mood for some good nonfiction.
What were your best reads this month?