Friday, August 29, 2014

The Aquatic High Jump Weekly Link Round-Up

I've pretty much gotten acquainted with my new computer. I've resigned myself to some of the "improvements" in the operating system, and I've found workarounds for others because I refuse to toe the line for a bossy machine. I've started calling it "Roadrunner" because of its speed, and perhaps it says something about our sometimes contentious relationship when I say that I've always had a soft spot for Wile E. Coyote.

Other than running errands and a very enjoyable trip to The Poisoned Pen, the past week has been quiet, with me still spending time in the pool during the afternoons. I've read two "A+" books out there in the past few days: Reavis Z. Wortham's The Rock Hole (which is comparable to William Kent Krueger's Ordinary Grace) and Gregg Hurwitz's Don't Look Back. I was so engrossed in both books that when Denis came out to ask me questions, he startled me so badly that I almost jumped out of the pool from a seated position, hence the title of this round-up!

And speaking of round-ups, I have a huge herd of links raising quite a dust cloud. Head 'em up! Move 'em out!

Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits

Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones

Book Candy
  • Well, it's not exactly "book" candy, but I love this knife block. It makes me want to swash my buckle!
  • I love the artwork created by Patrick Girouard for the 2013 Illinois Library Association's summer reading project.
  • 10 beautiful Australian libraries.

I  ♥  Lists

That's all for this week. Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure. Have a great weekend!


    1. Cathy - I think it must be New Computer Week! I just got a new one too, and getting used to the way it works has been interesting. But its speed is really appealing! And so are your lists. I love the links you offer under your 'Indiana Jones' category :-)

      1. The one about the toilet seat made me laugh!


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