pointedview (pointedview) wrote,

Link round-up

Charitable: Edible: Georgia: Literary:
  • The Book of Lies, by Brad Meltzer (the same guy responsible for the aforementioned Save Superman's House initiative).
    I got curious about this because I saw a trailer linked from FireflyFans.net. Joss Whedon is in the video, which makes sense given that they've collaborated in the past ... what puzzles me is Christopher Hitchens' presence.
  • Read Neverwhere for free. Source: Neil Gaiman's blog. It's a limited time deal, though, so hurry.
Political: Psychological:
  • Terrance over at The Republic of T. linked to a BBC article about research that indicates that memories of painful emotional experiences, such as verbal abuse, affect us far longer than memories of physical pain.
  • Field Guide to The Nerd: It's All Geek to Me Source: Psychology Today
    Patricia shared this article with me. Read it. Now imagine the difficulties faced in growing up as a woman with an S brain. Been there; done that, and I remain ever grateful for my parents.
Tags: books, computer hardware, culture/society, food, georgia, neil gaiman, politics/government, psychology, technology

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