I don't like being domesticated. I really don't. But when the weather cools off, I know it's time to do those chores I've been putting off because it took too much away from my pool time. So here I am-- mopping floors, washing rugs and curtains and bedding and windows and reorganizing a couple of kitchen cabinets. Sigh. I'm not cut out for this stuff. Where are my minions?
There aren't many links this week, probably due to all this cleaning and working on a new blog template... and it couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that Denis and I headed up to the mountains and spent some time breathing fresh, chilled, pine-scented air on Wednesday. Nah. Didn't have a thing to do with it!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
I ♥ Lists
- DNA fails to illuminate royal mysteries.
- Airlines are searching for new and faster ways to get passengers boarded on their planes.
- Something many of us don't like to talk about, but we should: what happens to our online presence when we die? Digital death.
- How to protect your personal data from Facebook applications your friends use. (I'm a bit of a curmudgeon with my personal page on Facebook. If some application wants to mine my email, my friends list, my Twitter account, et cetera, ad barfum... then I don't need it!)
- Taking a chance on "Robert Galbraith."
- Eye drops could treat age-related macular degeneration. (Why do I think this is a big deal? I saw what my grandmother went through when she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, and if I follow in her footsteps-- like I did with my premature white hair-- I want to know more about it.)
- Inside the secret, tiny world of an Ohio dollhouse devotee.
I ♥ Lists
- 13 jaw-dropping stock photos of women reading-- and don't forget to read the captions!
- 7 unconventional reasons why you should absolutely be reading books. Of course, you already know you should be-- and you do-- but these reasons may help bring others to our fold.
- 25 rare photos of famous authors.
- I was surprised by how many of Charles Graeber's list of top ten true crime books I'd read. I stopped reading true crime several years ago.
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!