Saturday, March 03, 2012

The Procrastinator's Weekly Link Round-Up



Spring has sprung in the Sonoran Desert, and my mind is on anything and everything but blogging-- hence the fact that the posts for Thursdays and Fridays have been appearing late.

I have a much-anticipated house guest arriving next Wednesday, and I've been spring cleaning myself into a tizzy. (Cathy's Cleaning Clue#1: Do not get ammonia in a cut on your finger unless you want to invent the latest dance craze.) I've also been thinking of menus and of a trail or two we might want to explore while he's here.

No more ugly metal bookend!
Our house guest isn't the only thing I've been thinking about. I'm also going to convert a seldom-used room into a craft room where I can have all my bits and pieces organized in one spot, as well as have a big table to spread projects out on and leave them there if they're not completed. This means I've been staring at walls and making plans.

I've also begun stitching a cover for Denis's Nook. So far, so good. Remember me telling you about the bookend cover I designed and made? Well, here it is to the left-- and you also get to take a look at my Advanced Reader's Copy shelf. (Something tells me you folks are going to be clicking on this photo to read book spines!)

I've been reading up a storm, too, which should tell you something else. With all I've been doing, I haven't been sleeping much. Excitement, I think. This is the first house guest we've had since my diagnosis and surgery. Don't get me wrong: I know why people didn't come to visit, and I agree with their decision, but it still made me feel a bit like Typhoid Mary. I know. I know. Stupid!

Anyway, I've got a few links for you this week, so let's get down to business!


Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff

I ♥ Lists

Book Candy

New to My Google Reader

That's it for this week. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!

14 comments:

  1. I love your bookend and am a little jealous of your craft room. Enjoy your company!

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    1. I'm going to, Kathy. Denis and I have missed him so much!

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  2. Oh, you are so productive, Cathy!! I hope you have a lovely visit!

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    1. I'm only productive in spurts, Margot. I seldom mention long periods of sluggery! LOL

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  3. Great links, and that oak book bench is irresistible :)

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  4. I need some of that spring cleaning initiative. As soon as I can throw open the windows maybe I'll get in the mood!

    I'm staring at one of those ugly bookends right now. It would look much nicer if I made a little cover for it. Must dust off sewing machine. I can't do any crafts by hand.

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    1. And using a sewing machine ties me up in knots!

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  5. I want Neil Gaiman's library...

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    1. I know-- isn't it a wonderful space?!

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  6. oooo your links post are dangerous! i could spend hours looking through the lists! thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed them!

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  7. Enjoy your house guest Cathy. I'm sure he will have a wonderful time too. ;-) Thanks for sharing your bookends also.

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    1. I'm enjoying my house guest so much that I keep forgetting to turn on my computer! :-)

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