Fall is definitely in the air. The pool water is too cool to stay in unless I'm swimming up a storm, and if I make a move to sit in one of my comfy poolside chairs so I can read a few chapters, a cloud of mosquitoes swoop in, screaming in delight, as if they've just spotted John, Paul, George and Ringo. At least they're small mosquitoes, and they won't last long. (The desert's too brutal on the poor little dears. *cough*)
When Denis and I left the Poisoned Pen, it was dark, and I noticed a car in the parking lot that had one cat sleeping on its roof and two more cats sitting by its rear bumper. Later I discovered that it was Lesa's car, so I got to tease her a little about driving the Catmobile!
We definitely enjoyed ourselves at The Poisoned Pen, and I'm really looking forward to September 29 when I'll be going back to see yet another of my favorites, Val McDermid. Now... on to those links!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- Having just read Robin Maxwell's Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan, I enjoyed reading this article-- Tarzan Never Dies Part One and Part Two.
- Did you hear the news about the trillions of carats' worth of diamonds in Russia?
- And there's even more buried treasure: an enormous Roman mosaic was discovered under a farmer's field in Turkey. (How come I never find anything when I dig a hole on my property???)
- A fisherman who was adrift for 106 days in the Pacific credits a shark with leading him to his rescuers. (I wonder if the shark was named Bruce?)
- This one doesn't surprise me: A study shows that the majority of YA fiction is purchased by adults.
- An inventor is working to maintain the battery power of eReaders through something called Bibliofile.
- Here's a list of all the latest Amazon Kindle features, just in case you were curious.
I ♥ Lists
- 11 amazing librarian tattoos
- 10 novels that deserve a prequel
- Although he missed two of my favorites, I enjoyed Tony Danza's Top 5 Movies that feature teachers and schools.
- Vintage photos from inside 10 famous libraries
- 7 famous authors' homes you can visit
- A photo of one of Europe's oldest bookshops... in Berlin.
- A photo of the Beijing National Library.
- There are some new designs featured in 35 examples of avant-garde bookcase and bookshelf designs.
New to My Google Reader
- Joy's Book Blog
- Books to the Ceiling
- Writers Read
- The RSS feed to this blog was messed up for a few days, and if you didn't get a chance to see my last Scene of the Blog feature, I hope you'll stop by to say good-bye and to see the fabulous literary haven of book blogger Teresa. After four years, this weekly feature definitely ended on a high note!
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!