Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekly Link Round-Up

Just as I thought--scarcely any links this week. You see...Denis and I spent most of the week in a lovely little cottage nestled up in the Mule Mountains outside of Bisbee, Arizona. Even if I did want to blog and surf, the wi-fi wasn't working. In the next week or so, I think you'll see some posts about what I did get up to while we were there. Anyway...on to what few links there are!

Books in the News
  • Simon Winchester wrote an article for the Telegraph about the one-millionth word entering the English lexicon.
  • Wouldn't it be great to plan a Bookstore Vacation? Here's an article from the Independent about the ten best book shops in the world.
What Book Bloggers Are Talking About
Blogging and Techie Links
  • Blogging Basics 101 has an article that should interest all bloggers, not just new ones: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Blog. They also have a follow-up post with 5 More Mistakes.
  • If you have a Blogger blog, have you wanted to install a "back to top" function so your readers won't have to scroll all the way back to the top of the page? Blogger Widgets can show you what to do.
Told you there wouldn't be very many! Stay tuned because I'm sure I'll have a lot more links for you next Sunday!


  1. That's so neat about the cottage. I didn't know they were there. I just said to my husband yesterday, Let's go to Bisbee! Even if there would be nothing at all in Bisbee, I think the drive down there is one of the most beautiful in the state!

  2. Not many links, perhaps, but the one about the mistakes of new bloggers is a great one.
    I am happy to say that I have avoided four of them (I think), but with regard to ´borrowing´ photos my conscience is not always quite clean.
    I think I will have to learn how to use flickr.

  3. thanks for the link! the cottage looks like fun...i've been to the desert a few's, um, hot. :) i'm a beach girl, born and bred! aha.

  4. Rhapsody--depending on what you like to do, there can be tons of things to see and do in the Bisbee area--and the cottage we stay in is cheaper (and better) than the hotel and motel rooms there!

    Dorte--I agree that the one link is a very good one. Since I love to take photos, I tend to be very careful about such things. The hardest thing for me to learn was not to link everything to the word "here"!

    Natalie--You're welcome! You always seem to come up with the most interesting topics to discuss! I love the beach, too, but I'm very much at home on the desert.

  5. My husband and I have Bisbee bookmarked in our Arizona travel book. Someone told us of a great RV park there so one of these days we'll check it out.

    Thanks for the links. Think: Quality vs. Quantity.

  6. Beautiful spot -- and being offline is nice sometimes.

  7. Margot--I do hope you two get to visit Bisbee. It's one of my favorite places!

    Beth--I told Denis the next time we go down there, we're not taking the laptop. The wi-fi is so wonky that it's just not worth it, and--like you said--being offline is nice.

  8. My husband has family in Sierra Vista, so we occasionally find ourselves down in that area. We have stayed at The Shady Dell when in Bisbee. Have you heard of it or seen it? We'll have to check out this cottage next time we're are down there!

  9. Terri--We have seen it and weren't too sure what was going on, so I really appreciated the link. If you ever stay at the Mule Mountain Cottage, you'll see that the Darbys are a wonderful couple.


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