What We’re Reading: July 6-10

World Champions***, historical soccer, wartime librarianship, exotic homes, property values, ball pits, Star Wars weather, incredible landscaping, and SHARK WEEK!

From now on, “playing like a girl” should be regarded as a high compliment. The United States Women’s National Team set records on Sunday night, winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the third time!!! Considering the TV ratings for the game, you probably already knew that. Of course, playing like a girl has its drawbacks.

I doubt we’d have such a strong youth soccer program if modern soccer was anything like this version.

To quote Franklin Roosevelt, “No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man’s eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons.” Read about the role librarians played during the world wars.ww1 library

When can I move in? I’ll also accept living on one of these.

Representing data in maps is always fun. This property values map is not for the faint of heart, and this mapping app will (potentially) show you how loud an area is!

Who else likes ball pits? The National Building Museum has a unique exhibit you must see if you’re in DC!

This isn’t as satisfying as the app that let you see who visited your MySpace page, but at least you can keep tabs on who has lost interest in what you’re doing on Facebook.

Need the out the 5-day weather forecast on Tatooine or some lightsaber training?  The new Star Wars app can help you with that.

New Zealand is known for its beauty, but this landscaper upped the ante.

What do Julia Child, the CIA, and Shark Week have in common? Apparently more than we ever thought!

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