Nothing much going on this week but me working on converting a room into my craft room and making a list of the 300 books I'm going to release into the wild. This was the last section of books I hadn't gone through, so I'm not expecting any more purges any time soon. (Which is a good thing because I am a bit tired of moving piles of books from one place to another!)
Let's get to those links, shall we?
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- I am a big fan of commonplace books; I've had them for years. (If for nothing else, I can read through them and see how my handwriting has changed over the years.) The Internet version of commonplace books? Tumblr!
- Reused libraries rejuvenate communities.
- If you need to see some good news for a change, watch this short video on YouTube about a dog being rescued. Make sure you have a box of tissues on stand-by!
- Do you love popcorn as much as I do? Here's some poppin' good news from the chemists!
- If I won the Lottery, one of the things I'd buy is The Dictionary of American Regional English.
I ♥ Lists
- 10 awesome book inscriptions
- 20 musicians share the books they're currently reading
- Oprah shares 9 Mysteries Every Thinking Woman Should Read. (The list's not too bad, either.)
- 10 great odes to famous writers
- 10 insightful books for your encore career
- 12 great small press books recommended by literary insiders
- Unforgettable female characters written by women authors
- 10 things you might not know about soldier dogs
New to My Google Reader
Not many links this week due to the fact that I'm feeling the effects of spring (and of rearranging my nest). I hope the rest of you are feeling springlike, too. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!