Just to show you that Denis has a mind every bit as devious as mine: I planned a trip to the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store at Desert Ridge. When we got there, Denis decided to go in with me rather than sit in the Jeep and read Deborah Crombie's latest. I have a friend in southern Illinois who mentioned she'd love to have something to hold all their remote controls, and we've been working on a design through emails.
I was looking for items for several projects, but I did need to take a look at yarn for the remote caddy. I picked up a skein of yarn that had most of the colors Jeanie had requested. "Oh, look," I said to Denis, "this one has most of the colors Jeanie wants. The name of the color is 'Camouflage'." Denis took a look and replied, "Perfect! Use it. That way Jeanie can hide the remotes from Frank!" Gotta love that man (and I do)!
This will be an abbreviated round-up simply because I had a lot of other things on my agenda. I also have to put the finishing touches on my post about the CozyCon that I attended last Saturday. I had a blast and want to tell y'all about it!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- Pottermore sells almost $6 million in eBook editions of the Harry Potter books... in the first month.
- An interesting article about some of the independent bookshops in London.
- The interest in Pinterest keeps skyrocketing. The new social network is still in closed beta, but it's racking up 4 million unique visitors and 2.3 billion pageviews per day. I have to admit that I'm finding it very useful, and my usage hasn't dropped off at all.
- Fantastic news for fans of Ann Cleeves' Shetland Island Quartet books: Red Bones is to be adapted for television!
- A rare 270-year-old book is found in a South Carolina library vault.
- If you're a fan of Jacqueline Winspear or Charles Todd, here's an article about some of the mysteries set during the aftermath of World War I.
I ♥ Lists
- 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years. (Before the steam starts pouring from your ears, the list is compiled of influential books. No claim is being made that the books are actually good.)
- A look at the titles in famous authors' libraries.
- I've always wanted some multi-level bookcases.
- Speaking of multis, how about a multi-purpose bookend?
- I'll have mine medium well done, please!
- An architect and a designer have come up with a full-wall rotating library.
That's it for this week. Stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!