Friday, November 21, 2014

A Demographically Old Weekly Link Round-Up

Those of you who keep an eye on Kittling: Books' Facebook page know that I was a bit incensed when A&E decided to cancel Longmire, a wonderful series based on Craig Johnson's even more wonderful books. And all for more reality TV. (Pardon me while I gag.) I wasn't the only one who didn't like what happened, and many of us have been tweeting and Facebooking about keeping the series alive. Everyone-- from the author to the show's producers to its stars to its fans-- helped the powers-that-be at Netflix decide to take Longmire under its wing. Time to break out the Pappy Van Winkles and do a little celebrating!

However... if a few million television viewers who took umbrage at being called demographically too old can do that, just think of what else we can do.... round up some links. Head 'em up! Move 'em out!


Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits
  • These two brothers recreated some of their childhood photos for their parents' wedding anniversary.
  • Something else we can blame the Victorians for: making topless females taboo. 
  • How many will follow suit? Navajo lawmakers have approved a junk food tax.
  • How animals hacked the rainbow and got stumped on the color blue
  • The disease of being busy.
  • How readers can avoid buying bad eBooks by indie authors. 
  • Some people in the book business believe eBook subscription services just won't work.
  • Should libraries develop their own eReader apps?
  • Find out how the book business in the UK is managing the shift to digital.
  • The reintroduction of wildlife goes well in some areas, but for some-- like the bighorn sheep near Tucson-- it's a different story.

Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones

The Happy Wanderer
  • 21 of the most breathtaking pools in the world.
  • Make me a not-so-happy wanderer when reading about this Hawaiian marine monument
  • Haeding for New Zealand? Don't forget to visit Hobbiton.

I  ♥  Lists

Book Candy

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


  1. Cathy - Hear us roar!!! So glad that Longmire was picked up. And thanks for the links too. I really would like to know how to avoid reading (and writing!) bad books. And those vases - irresistible!

    1. Yes, I found those vases irresistible, too!

  2. It's great that Netflix is smart enough to pick up Longmire. However, not everyone has Netflix and I am one of those people. So this is a win for some but not all. I'll just have to wait for Craig to write more books.

    1. Whatever the reason for your not having Netflix, I respect it and wish that there could've been a solution for ALL Longmire fans. Denis and I have had the service for years and enjoy it.


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