The time certainly is flying by. It's difficult to believe that it's almost May! This has been a "puttering" week for me. You know... nothing great accomplished, just a little of this, a little of that, finish up the final steps on several projects and begin several more with those first two steps.
When I get a chance, I've been sitting in a big white wicker chair in my living room, reading and keeping an eye out on the neighborhood since I'm sitting right by the huge picture window. I am getting quite a bit of reading done (finished Rosamund Lupton's Afterwards which is a fabulous book!), but I'm also enjoying scaring a black cat that (I discovered) likes to leave "deposits" beneath the window. I can also see when the mail carrier is bringing goodies to the door, and be quick to run out and scare off a young Gila woodpecker that's shown a penchant for drilling at the metal window frame of our bedroom window at 1:45 PM while Denis is sleeping. I know... interesting wildlife around these parts, isn't there?
|The case I made for Denis's Nook|
Before I head off and start listing this week's links, I thought I'd show you one of the projects I completed this week. The photo shows the cover I made for Denis's Nook Simple Touch. I used the herringbone stitch for this project because it makes the canvas look like a lovely piece of woven cloth. If you're interested in such things, you can click on the photo to see it in more detail. Now, on to those links!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- A century of bookselling in Karachi, Pakistan.
- A 400-year-old diamond with an interesting history may fetch $4 million at auction.
- Are debtors' prisons returning to the US?
- You are not your bookshelf.
I ♥ Lists
- 10 great books to read aloud
- The most notorious literary party animals
- A fascinating collection of women's travel diaries at Duke University
- In honor of Shakespeare's birthday, test how well you know the Bard's plays.
Social Media & Blogging Tips
- 10 quick social media strategies for beginners
- This cool Pinterest photo app lets you splice images
- How to back-up, restore and upload new templates to Blogger
- Dani of Book Whore talks about how to fix a Feedburner issue. I may never have had it, but now I know what to do if it happens!
- A fun old Penguin Books advertising calendar
- What better things to have your sofa surrounded by?
- I would've given my eye teeth to have had this sleep study loft when I was a child!
New to My Google Reader
That's all for this week. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!