I think the only thing that saved me this week is the fact that there were fewer posts due to the holiday. I did read all the posts in my Reader, and it was a bit of a miracle because I did spend all of Christmas Day enjoying myself with my Very Favorite Guy. Some of the links I've found to share are holiday-related, but I thought I'd give you a head start on next year! Okay... time to pull the rabbits out of my hat....
Get a Head Start on the 2010 Holiday Season
- 99 Christmas Wallpapers (also includes 2010 New Year wallpapers)
- The Ultimate Christmas Round-Up
- Free Christmas Graphics
- A long but worthwhile article in the Christian Science Monitor about the future of e-books and reading.
- Hackers are working to "unswindle the Kindle".
- A few of us had a mini Tweet-Up about hilarious reviews on Amazon. If you'd care to read what had us chortling and guffawing, take a look at the reviews for The Secret and Birth Control is Sinful in the Christian Marriages....
- The LA Times often found now-defunct Kirkus Reviews to be annoying, but they don't have much faith in its successors.
- It's not really a surprise: shoplifting is on the rise. Want to know the titles of the books that are most often stolen?
- I don't know why (ahem), but the Women of Mystery's Forest of Merry Christmas Trees caught my eye.
- I can't believe how beautiful this place is: The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Croatia.
- a Flickr gallery of Spectacular Landscapes.
- Liz B. at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy has a very informative post about Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs).
- I don't think I'm going to Iceland any time soon to sample their traditional holiday delicacies!
- After movie watching, Abby (the) Librarian wants to know which sections we'd hit first if we were trapped and freezing inside the New York Public Library and needed fuel.
- Life as a guest on Scene of the Blog can be more exciting than you'd think. Find out what happened to Jena of Muse Book Reviews! (Here's the post that featured Jena.)
- Join Wendy of Caribousmom in Reading for a Cure for Childhood Cancer.
- Once you stick that first toe into reading challenges, it's like falling down the slippery slope, isn't it? I've found two more that I'll be joining soon: Book Chick City's Typically British Reading Challenge, and DJ's Global Reading Challenge.