Friday, February 21, 2014

What's Goin' On Weekly Link Round-Up

For one reason or another, an occasional week wafts through my life in which nothing much happens-- or at least nothing much I want to talk about. That's what happened here at Casa Kittling this past week, so I'm going to let these links do all my talking for me.  Have a fabulous weekend, everyone-- and don't forget to read a good book!

Bookish News & Other Interesting Tidbits
  • Stephen King is a busy boy. Mr. Mercedes will be released in June, and Revival is set for a November release.
  • How to protect your Facebook account from Rogue applications.
  • Isabel Allende knows how to ruffle the feathers of the crime fiction community.
  • America's best first lady? It's no surprise who tops the list whenever this poll is taken!
  • Having been less than thrilled with the little anniversary video Facebook cooked up for me, I have to admit I got a chuckle or two from the "much more honest" version someone else took the time to do.
  • Tales2Go launches a Netflix for audiobooks service which is aimed at children.
  • The book industry isn't dying, it's thriving with an eBook assist.
  • I have yet to read Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken (Shame on me!), but that didn't keep me from taking a look at the first trailer available for the movie which is based on that book.
  • J.K. Rowling is writing a second book under her Robert Galbraith pseudonym. (See if you can catch the error in the article.)
  • Remember when James Patterson told us he was going to give $1 million to independent bookstores during the next year? The first checks are in the mail.

Architecture, Archaeology & Other Links I Dig
  • Having read Empty Mansions last year, I was interested to see that one of Huguette Clark's mansions may finally have sold.
  • Imagine turning 420,000 matchsticks into J.R.R. Tolkien's Minas Tirith.
  • An ancient rural town has been uncovered in Israel.
  • A talented architect has made an RV look like a cabin in the woods.
  • South Carolina archaeologists are racing to uncover a Civil War prison.
  • A 3,600-year-old Egyptian mummy has been unearthed by Spanish archaeologists.
  • An ancient dog burial site has been found in Mexico City.

Mother Nature

I  ♥  Lists

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!


  1. Cathy - Sometimes those 'nothing much' weeks are the best kind - no stress. Now off to see the effect of e-books on the book industry...

  2. Love the reason for dating bookworms!!!

    Sometimes, links are the way to just say, "here's what's interesting that you've found today." I hope you are reading happily :-)

    1. I am, Susan, and I hope you are, too! :-)

  3. The article on J.K. Rowling mistakenly says her first Galbraith book was The Casual Vacancy. Nope. That was published a few years ago under her real name. It was The Cuckoo's Calling that was written by Galbraith.

    1. You win the prize, Kathy! Now... if I only had one..... ;-)

  4. Don't worry about it. I did read The Cuckoo's Calling, and it was a good read. It's very detailed, so at times I wanted to edit some of the detail out, but that's the author's style I realized. Some of the details are essential to the murder's solution.

    My prize will be to get a copy of The Silkworm, Galbraith/Rowling's next book. That should be a good one.

    1. I have a copy of The Cuckoo's Calling languishing on my TBR shelves. At least it's in good company... lots of good company actually!

  5. The richest presidents is an interesting link and the book industry link on ebooks. Still I'm old-school and go with print. cheers.

    1. I liked both of those links, too. Nothing will ever replace print books for me, but I have found my Kindle extremely useful.


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