Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Gadabout Weekly Link Round-Up


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*)

Donis Casey
The highlight of the week was definitely Wednesday evening when Denis and I went to the Poisoned Pen to meet Jeffrey Siger, author of the Inspector Kaldis mysteries set in Greece. Not only did I get to meet Mr. Siger and get a very special inscription in my copy of Target: Tinos, I was able to have a nice chat with one of my favorite bloggers, Lesa Holstine, and I got to meet another favorite author, Donis Casey. I'd just finished reading her fifth Alafair Tucker mystery, Crying Blood, so I was able to tell her how much I'd enjoyed it-- and how much I was looking forward to her next book, The Wrong Hill to Die On. (Don't forget, if you live where you can't get to these author events, you can sign up for a free Livestream account and watch the Poisoned Pen events online!)

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?)

eBook News

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. You always make me smile, Cathy :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. You, too, Missy! (It wasn't the mosquitoes, was it?)

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  2. You're going to think I'm crazy, but I thought it was warm enough to use your pool year round there. Those events at the Poisoned Pen sound like great fun!

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    1. It can get down to freezing here in the winter, Kathy. We can swim year round only if we have heated pools.

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  3. Cathy - I'm so glad you had such a good time at The Poisoned Pen. And I love that term The Catmobile! :-) Thanks as ever for those terrific links!

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    1. That is a rather good term, isn't it? :-)

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  4. I sure hope those mosquitos aren't carrying disease. Maybe they won't last long enough in the desert to infect you. I'll bet you miss the pool reading, but it should warm up a little for a while this fall.

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    1. From what I've learned, the only time we have to worry about disease and mosquitoes is when someone stops taking care of their swimming pool-- and no one's done that in this neighborhood.

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  5. Darn. So wish my picture of the Catmobile has worked, but the cat got down before I could get the picture. It was good to see you the other night, Cathy!

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    1. Those darned critters just won't cooperate. I'd hate to tell you how many shots of wildlife have been ruined for me by critters moving against my wishes! :-)

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  6. Thanks so much for adding my blog to your Google Reader -- and posting about it!

    The Poisoned Pen event sounds fabulous.

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    1. You're welcome, Joy! There are so many book blogs in the world that I like to do a little something to shine a spotlight on the ones I find along the way. :-)

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  7. For the teaching movies I immediately thought of Stand and Deliver. I can see why the Russians kept the diamonds a secret so long if they were worried about destabilizing the market - that's a lot of diamonds!

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    1. Stand and Deliver was one that I thought of, too, Alyce!

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