Méli-Mélo: a snackable mix of links capturing my attention

Amy Tector
All the links, lists and tweets that capture my attention, make me think or make me laugh. Méli-Mélo is the Quebecois name for "Bits 'n Bites" - that delicious snack combining Cheerios, pretzels and chippy bits.
Created 23 Jan 2021
  • Yoga with Adriene + cozy mysteries + hope
    03 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    May I recommend Checking out Yoga With Adriene. Listen, I know that recommending Adriene just proves my status as a Basic Middle Class White Lady, but sometimes things (Taylor Swift’s later music, tal...
  • Pre-ordering (my) books + secret jewellery + Jane Goodall
    26 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 1
    May I recommend Pre-ordering any books you’ve got your eye on. So apparently this global pandemic is FINALLY gonna impact me (ha ha ha). It has disrupted the publishing world’s already dicey supply li...
  • The Honeybee Emeralds' Playlist+ underrated movies + pickles
    12 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    May I recommend The Honeybee Emeralds playlist. Hiya, dinks! Andrew made me a Spotify playlist of excellent, Paris/France related music to go along with my novel, THE HONEYBEE EMERALDS. Add it to your...
  • Lupin + Josephine Baker + Get vaccinated (fuck)
    05 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 3 1
    May I recommend … the TV show, Lupin As I mentioned in this post vis a vis horror movies, I am a hardcore wimp when it comes to anything scary. I am also not interested in watching upsetting things. M...
  • Taking a break + jewelry heists + the smiley face
    22 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    May I recommend Taking a break. This is something I’m a big fan of. For more than a year I’ve been in a tough and stressful job. Wait just one second, Amy. You work in an archives. How stressful can i...
  • Window Air Conditioning + Macbeth + Unproductivity
    15 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    May I recommend A window air conditioning unit I am not a summer person. I do not appreciate the tyranny of a large pulsing mass of space energy beating upon my head; making the sweat trickle down my ...
  • Dutch Blitz + book adaptations+ Simone Biles
    08 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    *Programming note - I hit 100 subscribers! Thanks to all of you for your support. Remember, if you want to recommend this newsletter to friends, use the share button and tell them to subscribe (bottom...
  • My cover reveal + Agatha + choosing restaurants
    01 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 4 1
    May I recommend Checking out the cover of my novel! Isn’t it pretty! Isn’t it exciting? Can you not wait to read it? (March 2022). That’s the GD Eiffel Tower because it’s set in Paris! That’s a pretty...
  • Being From the Eastern Townships + archival disasters + grudging Olympics
    25 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    May I recommend Being from Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Look, I know this is going to be tricky for a lot of you to pull off, but you should at least try. You can go to school there (like Andrew did) o...
  • Lululemon Skorts + Mystery Seeds + suitcases
    18 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    May I recommend Skorts, and in particular, Lululemon skorts. Buckle up people, we’re going there and the “there” we’re going to is my thighs. Since I hit puberty my thighs rub together. There is no po...
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