Friday, June 19, 2015

The Back from Bisbee Weekly Link Round-Up

Most of you probably knew something was up when I mentioned that there would be no link round-up last week. Well, there was. Denis and I spent a relaxing week down in the Mule Mountains outside of Bisbee, Arizona, about eight miles north of the Mexican border. 

Male Scott's Oriole
Now sometimes Denis and I go down there to do some exploring, but there are other times that we go down there just to unwind, and this was one of those times. I was up early each morning to sit out on the porch with my tea, my book, and my camera, and I stayed out there until the sun swung around to that side of the cottage.

Pictures of the cottage and the surrounding land may not look too prepossessing, but this is a prime wildlife viewing spot, and I came home with close to 250 photos to sort through-- like the one to the right. I'm undecided about writing up a Bisbee post to share several of them with you. (Cuts into my pool time!)

You may also be interested in knowing that I spent the entire week sans computer or internet. I had my laptop with me, I just didn't feel like turning it on. To be honest-- other than my photos-- I really wasn't interested in turning on my desktop when I got home, but that feeling went away quickly. It's good to get away from routine once in a blue moon, isn't it?

Now on to those links!

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
  • The New York Public Library will be giving away 15,000 literacy kits.
  • I love how some folks are trying so hard to discover the location of the American Hogwarts.
  • Can reading make you happier? (I think most of us know the answer to that.)
  • I applaud Rhianna Pratchett's decision not to continue her father Terry's Discworld series.
  • The new Robert Galbraith novel gets a publication date.
  • Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor for the Manson trial, has died at the age of 80. His Helter Skelter remains one of my favorite true crime books.
  • Chances are, your child is not going to read this summer.
  • The BBC's radio adaptation of The Beekeeper's Apprentice is available on iPlayer Radio for the next three weeks.

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

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 and read something fabulous!


  1. So glad you had such a wonderful time, Cathy! I think that's fabulous! And I don't blame you for just wanting to get away and relax. Thanks as ever for the links. I must check out that post about the engraving.

    1. What would we do without those sleuths?

  2. I love your Friday posts, look forward to it all week. Went and pre-ordered the Robert Galbraith book. Love to get my hands on the unpublished Stephan King stories.

  3. Thought you two were off having fun somewhere. Glad you had a great time!

    The links look interesting. Will be back later to peruse them.

    1. I used peruse in a sentence the other day. I don't think I want to know what the other person thought I was talking about!

  4. I have friends who call them $4 words. I'm not sure they have a clue what they mean, and they always look at me funny when I use them. Oh well...:)

    1. Wow. I had no idea termites ate bones.

    2. Sounds like something that should be used in a book, eh?

    3. It would certainly be interesting to know how long it would take for them to do it, and if a certain amount of time has to pass before termites would find the bones tasty...

    4. Ah yes--- those pesky logistics!

  5. So glad you have a great time. Love the bird photo.

    I'm not so sure about reading "Career of Evil," Rowling/Galbraith's new book. I'm still annoyed about the gruesomeness and ending revealing the perpetrator. Lots of things wrong.

    But I may be curious about what the third book in this series says by the time it comes out.

    1. I've been known to change my mind about reading certain books from time to time. My curiosity sometimes overrules the reasons why I said no in the first place.

  6. Me, too! I'll read the reviews of Career of Evil and then decide. And see what bloggers think, too.


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