Bookmark Dump: Doggie cowls, The Shining sequel, and sock snakes

March 15, 2013

Look at all the people that made cowls for their dog using my pattern! How cute!

How to dump a reading slump. Sometimes, I’m totally in a slump and it makes me sad.

Crocheters, this is one of my favorite link ups: Annemarie’s Haakblog’s Link Your Stuff!

Pal’s hilarious cheat sheet for buddy with severe short term memory loss. Funny and sweet!

How to make these awesome Star Wars peg boards.

I gotta get my hands on some vintage suitcases because I’m totally making these dog beds for the pups.

Turn socks into snakes to keep out the cold. So cute and looks like an easy DIY.

Stephen King reveals details of The Shining sequel. I am SO excited about this book! Too bad I gotta wait till September though. “Basically, the idea of the story was to try and scare the shit out of people,” he joked. “I said to myself, ‘Let me see if I can go and do that again.’”

Synopsis of Dr. Sleep from Goodreads:

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad opening credits reimagined 1995 style. I’m not sure I’d wanna watch these shows if the credits looked like this haha!

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