Spring fever has struck me with both fists. Repeatedly. I've spent a large chunk of this week outside trimming shrubs and potting a variety of blooming flowers into big containers to set out on the patio. I plan to do much the same thing next week because I want to get everything in shape for the new patio furniture that arrived and is still packed up in boxes.
While grocery shopping at Target today, I learned that a man I worked with for many years has been having his own dance with cancer-- on almost the exact same time table as me. How weird! And how wonderful because they got all the cancer during his surgery, and he, too, avoided chemo.
I've even been cooking more, this week's experiment being Creole black beans and sausage, which was delicious. As you can see-- my mind has been out in the fresh air and not much occupied with blogging. That may change, since a twenty degree drop in temperature and rain is forecast for tomorrow!
Let's move on to my late links!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- Five Industries on Life Support.
- Author James Jones' heirs are uncensoring his classic war novel From Here to Eternity.
- Stars of "Harry Potter" turn out for the New York City opening of the Times Square Exhibition.
- Baghdad's booksellers' market has reopened.
- Photos of writers and their dogs.
- Bookspotting in India.
- Six writers tell all about covers and blurbs.
- How to Get Insulted by Authors and the blog, Insulted by Authors.
- 10 Delicious Memoirs from Chefs.
- Lost Dr. Seuss stories to be published.
- A rather bitter sign maker.
- The digital generation seems to be falling in love with manual typewriters. Since I'm pre-digital and had to use the things, I vote they stay in the past!
- An author talks about book reviews.
I Have a Thing for Bookshelves
- Self-published thriller writer makes a killing on Kindle.
- E-readers infiltrate book clubs.
- The Achilles Heel of the Kindle.
- Harry Potter is diving into the eBook market.
New to My Google Reader
There you have 'em. I hope you found one or two worth your while. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a batch of freshly chosen links for your surfing pleasure. See you then!