Denis and I had a very nice Thanksgiving, even if he did have to eat and then go to work. That man ate more than I did, and how he could comfortably drive that bus around the airport all night I have no clue! I tend to be rather philosophical about Denis working Thanksgiving and Christmas, probably because I worked almost every holiday during my working life. I was in retail, and I'm thankful that that part of my life concluded before Black Friday started encroaching on Thanksgiving. I enjoy being able to stay home on Black Friday, so you won't catch me out on the streets. Life is such a gift that I don't want to waste it prowling the city for so-called bargains. If they put me in the midst of ill-tempered people, take away time I could spend with Denis, or keep me away from a good book, then they aren't bargains!
|I'll be able to find this in the dark!|
To the left you see my latest creation: a cover I designed for the Kindle Fire that Denis gave me. Maybe the name of the device helped me choose the yarn, but I love those bright colors. There's plenty of room to slide the stylus down inside next to the Kindle, and the front and back have protective, cushioning layers of foam and felt. Now I have to put the finishing touches on a little Christmas basket I've made. Who knows? You may see a photo of that next week!
In the mean time, let me go out and round up those links. I know they're around here somewhere!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- Americans have just celebrated Thanksgiving, so I thought I'd share information about other eating feasts around the world.
- Amazon UK being called to task for being a tax dodger.
- A first edition of Anne of Green Gables sold for $10,000.
- Einstein's brain reveals clues to genius. (I don't know about you, but I'm glad I have a normal brain that will be allowed to go with me when I kick the bucket.)
- I enjoyed this post at Read in a Single Sitting: On reading and memory: is it possible to read too much?
- British cats seem to love catching the bus: Dodger and Casper.
- One author's search for her Civil War relative.
- Even in the Nook and iPad age, home libraries are still in demand. (That's good, since I'm not getting rid of mine!)
- Sourcebooks has released an app for iPads that allows users to create customized picture books.
- The Amazon Kindle is now five years old.
This is Round-Up Lite-- probably because I'm still recuperating from Thanksgiving dinner. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!