This will be an abbreviated round-up this week because-- frankly, m'dear-- Denis and I spent the week down in Bisbee, and for once I got all my posts written and scheduled ahead of time. A week in the mountains where it's at least twenty degrees cooler. A week with nothing to do but sit out in the shade and read and watch all the critters come up for a visit. Positively decadent, ain't it? *grin*
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- An Australian skull may mean Captain Cook wasn't the first white man on the continent.
- Farmers discover a rare meteorite in a Minnesota cornfield.
- These two articles are no-brainers for ravenous readers: Reading and writing could slow late-life cognitive decline, and being a lifelong bookworm may keep you sharp in old age. (Duh....)
- What your reading rules reveal about your personality.
- The New Yorker talks about internet book fetishists versus anti-fetishists.
- Here's a good question: Why do unconventional heroines always have to die?
- Once again Amazon makes the news: Now that Amazon is a monopoly in the book world, their prices are going up. (It was inevitable, folks.) And how do you feel about Amazon buying Goodreads?
I ♥ Lists
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!