It's the middle of October here in the Sonoran Desert, and we're still flirting with triple digits. Fortunately I don't mind because the humidity is so low. It would be nice if we got more than a sniff of rain, though!
It's been another quiet week here at Casa Kittling, with me attempting to make cranberry oatmeal bread from scratch (success) and participating in my first-ever blog tour. Next week, I'd like to charge up my camera batteries and visit the Water Ranch again, or perhaps go further afield to the Boyce-Thompson Arboretum. We shall see.
Speaking of seeing, let's get to those links!
Bookish Links & Other Fun Stuff
- The UK's Daily Mail reports that a survey shows the average Briton owns 80 books which they haven't read but are there only to make them look more intellectual. (I say at least the books are there, and they just might pick one up and crack it open. Better to have than to have not!)
- Hard Choices: Do Libraries Really Destroy Books?
- Arizona Public Media featured my favorite indie bookseller, Win Bundy, of the Singing Wind Bookshop outside Benson, Arizona.
- Finally! A sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that I can't wait to get my hands on: P.D. James' Death at Pemberley! (And not a zombie in sight.)
- Dear Publishers, please don't pull a Netflix!
- A frustrated author threw his book away and then was amazed to find it being sold on Amazon.
I ♥ Lists
- 10 poems everyone needs to read
- Our favorite poems about movies
- The 11 most unfaithful protagonists in books
- 10 best-selling books that were originally rejected
Books in Architecture & Furniture
- This isn't the grain silo I grew up playing in!
- Awesome stacks of books found in offices
- Oodles of contemporary bookcases and shelving
- This person isn't a true bookaholic, but I still enjoyed taking a look at her bookcase styling.
- A cozy house created from bookshelves
Christmas is coming, the goose is....
- The Stop Any Time t-shirt, perfect for any bookaholic. (I need one in every color. Really!)
- The Reading Woman 2012 engagement calendar
New to My Google Reader
- Novel Insights
- Mad Bibliophile
- The Book Worm's Library
- just add books...
- Park Benches and Book Ends
- Breadcrumb Reads
- Kinna Reads
- Ardent Reader
- For the love of books
- Books From My Closet
- fancy terrible: book reviews by fancy ladies
- Books, Biscuits and Tea
That's it for this week. Which links tickled your fancy the most?
Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!