Friday, May 29, 2015

The Operation Storage Weekly Link Round-Up

I'm beginning to think that my return to knitting is serious. This past week I've been working in my craft room to create more storage. I've been taking advantage of coupons and sales to buy more yarn, and I'm expecting another buying spree in a couple of weeks. I'm not the type of person who allows herself to have stacks and piles of anything in the house, so... Yikes!

Almost finished!

My reorganization involved emptying a bookcase on the craft side of the room. All the photo albums and genealogy binders moved to the opposite side out of the shot. Then I filled the shelves with canvas storage bins. I have to admit that I miss seeing the skeins of yarn exposed in that one bookcase, but I was having trouble with them all trying to slide off onto the floor.

I've got over half of my yarn stash sorted and the bins labeled now. All I have to do is finish with the rest. For me, organizing is right up there with reading and needlework. I just hope I don't fill those empty bins too quickly!

And now... on to the links!

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
  • British Pathé has made over 80,000 historic videos available on YouTube.
  • Miss Marple vs. the Mansplainers: Agatha Christie's feminist detective hero.
  • Digital publishing is bringing censorship woes to Iran.
  • Google has revealed the new typeface for their eBooks.
  • How do your favorite Game of Thrones characters look in the book versus the show?
  • Agatha Christie's forgotten Syrian memoir is going to be republished.
  • The songs that make us cry. 
  • The true face of Shakespeare has been revealed for the first time. 
  • I had to share the story of Bahrisons Bookshop in Delhi, India, because one of my favorite fictional detectives, Tarquin Hall's Vish Puri, has his office above the bookshop.
  • Would you buy an eBook from a hotel or airport
  • Major publishers do not seem to be listening to their authors.

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • A library for the birds
  • Arttu was a very lucky little Finnish red squirrel.

►The Happy Wanderer◄
  • This church in Belgium looks very plain... until you see it from different angles.
  • You're probably going to want to book your next vacation in the Hebrides of Scotland after you look at these 31 photos.

►I  ♥  Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for now. 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, and read something fabulous!


  1. I love your new storage space, Cathy! So attractive, yet efficient. I like that. And thanks for the links, as ever. I'm immediately drawn to the one about the Aboriginal legends, and the 20 obsolete English words...

    1. Two of the same ones I was most drawn to, Margot! :-)

  2. "Major publishers do not seem to be listening to their authors". How ironic. It wasn't too long ago that publishers appeared to be authors' saviors in the war against the Death Star, aka Amazon. Now authors are looking to self-publish. How quickly their support and loyalty vanishes when their pocketbooks take a ding. When they soon discover that it is much cheaper to get their work out there as an ebook, how long will it be before they abandon paper altogether. How interesting if its authors that wind up killing the publishing business AND bookstores, and NOT Amazon. This story has not played out yet - might make a good book some day, a sad one but an interesting one. Ken in McLean,VA _ an Eastern cowboy

    1. It will be interesting to see this play out. Publishers have had to adapt to stay alive in the digital world. In fact, a lot of publishers just plain didn't make it. Not everyone is going to be happy with those changes.

      On the other hand, there are few authors who can actually make enough money at writing to have that be their sole occupation. They either have other jobs, or their spouses have jobs. I know, not any different from the rest of us.

      I hope there's some way to resolve this where both parties are happy. I'm one of those people who's always believed that the storytellers are a very important part of our society.

  3. Ah, am I surprised that you got Edinburgh? No. I am surprised that I got New York. Not at all my scene. Love the beautiful shots of the Hebrides. And your craft room is so organized and colorful. Good job!

    1. I would imagine most folks aren't surprised by my getting Edinburgh as an answer, Kay! LOL


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