The monsoon season is trying its best to start here in Phoenix, Arizona. Nothing like much higher humidity when it's 113°F. (45°C.) in the shade. Here's hoping that Mother Nature will be generous with rain... and not have ten years' worth fall in less than five minutes, which is usually what happens during monsoon season!
What links have I found for y'all during this holiday weekend? Let's take a look!
Bookish News & Other Fun Stuff
- 15 of the coolest bookends.
- Bookstores we love for their spirit of independence.
- Auctioned author memorabilia.
- Michael Stanley's Top Ten African Crime Novels.
- Looks like Sheriff Walt Longmire's getting his own television series!
- Take a look at this book staircase.
- New ideas to turn e-readers into me-readers.
- Nora Ephron's take-off on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut.
- An industry in re-covery.
- Not a happy place: Losing Libraries.
- The death and life of the book review.
- The Tome Raider is jailed again.
- A New York City school librarian talks eBooks.
- Book bloggers catch on with publishers. (Some blogger names may be a bit familiar.)
- Can you have too many books?
- What's it like to command a bookmobile?
- Something else to thank Stieg Larsson for: publishers are scrambling to find "the next Stieg Larsson", so we may be in for a treat-- a global crime wave!
- Is Feedburner still relevant?
- How to create a Facebook landing page for your blog.
- 10 Ways to eliminate the echo chamber.
- Create Twitter buzz about your blog with Tweetons.
- Have you heard about Got Books?
- Bernadette of Reactions to Reading talks about Risky Reading.
- Carina of Reading Through Life has a great new series called Reading Roots.
- Scott Parker of Do Some Damage talks about Toy Story 3 and the art of storytelling.
- How to register for The Book on the Hill's Book Blogging Around the World.
- TJ of Dreams and Speculation talks about The Blogging Road (Part 2).
- Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf has adapted Maxine's Living Will for her own use. I'll have to do the same!
- Two words NOT to mention around Pam of Bookalicio.us: Robert Pattinson!
That's it for this edition of the Weekly Link Round-Up. Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll have a brand-new batch of personally selected links for your surfing pleasure!
Happy Independence Day, everyone! Even if you don't celebrate this American holiday, celebrate a bit of independence. It does the soul good!