July seems to be Doctor Month here at Casa Kittling. I've had two appointments with my new primary care physician (drink more water, exercise a bit more), a mammogram today, an appointment with the dermatologist next Tuesday, the optometrist will be seen in two weeks, and my quarterly Pap smear at my oncologist's a few days after that. Once July is over, I should have all things medical out of the way and be good to go for the rest of the year!
What am I trying to tell you with all this? You don't realize what you've had until your good health deserts you. Do what you can to make sure it stays with you for a good long time. If you're squeamish about having a certain test because it was painful several years ago, make an appointment now! Technology has made so many advances that tests that were painful or caused discomfort in the past will scarcely make you blink now. If you don't want to do it for yourself, do it for those who love you. They want you around for years and years to come!
Okay. I've said my piece. Now let me round up those links!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- Barnes and Noble intends to open Nook digital bookstores in ten countries within the next year.
- Before you send your email of complaint to that favorite writer, read what author Julie Hyzy has to say about What readers may not know about book publishing.
- An ancient mosaic depicting a fiery Bible story is discovered on the floor of a synagogue.
- The country's largest single-story library-- once an abandoned Wal-Mart-- is now open in McAllen, Texas.
- A designer dissects the cover for J.K. Rowling's new book, The Casual Vacancy.
I ♥ Lists
- The Early Jobs of 24 Famous Writers
- 11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books
- 10 Unusual Micro Libraries
- Comparing Book Covers with the Posters of Their Film Adaptations
- Photos of Celebrities Reading Books About Other Celebrities
- 10 of the Best Books Set in the Midwest
Blogging & Social Media Tips
- Facebook has automatically signed you up for Facial Recognition. Here's how to opt out.
- Looking for the perfect graphic, music, or video for that blog post but want to make sure you're not breaking any copyright laws? Here are Six Ways to Find Reusable Media.
- Do you use a lot of your own photos on your blog, or do you worry about your content being copied and used by someone else? If your blog is on Blogger, here's how to disable the right click feature. (If you have any problems, you can ask me for help.)
- Will your children inherit your eBooks?
- Publishers and authors are finally able to learn exactly how people are reading their books... through the information they can gather from eReaders. Your eBook is reading you.
- Free for your Kindle: Silver Lies, the first book in the excellent historical mystery series written by Ann Parker.
- Here's a smart bookcase that features a ladder that pulls out immediately.
- They call this the hidden bookcase, but it really shows you how to use bookcases to disguise a doorway. (Might be the perfect way to have a room of one's own.)
- This is the second one I've found recently: a bookshop on a boat.
- A massive wall of books just makes me drool.
- How about this library in a loft apartment in Birmingham, Alabama?
That's all 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!