I'm not calling this the "triple digit" link round-up because I have tons of links for you. I'm calling it that because it's supposed to reach 113° F. (45° C.) today. We have yet to turn on the air conditioning even though it was 109° yesterday, so let's see what happens!
|My Nook Color cover|
Other than that, it's been rather a quiet week here. I've been plotting and planning, but nothing to share yet. I've been stitching in the evenings and am about to send another handmade goody to the UK. I'm about to finish up a needlepoint gift bag, and if it turns out well, I'm golng to be designing templates for various sizes of that. This first one is rather small, and you know I'd have to make a book-sized one! Speaking of books and stitching, I thought I'd let you see the completed cover I made for my Nook Color. When I began stitching the first piece, I had to unpick it three times because the stitch and the yarn were fighting each other, and I realized that the yarn had to win. The completed article reminds me of zebras and tigers... Oh my!
Links, links... where are the links? Here they are!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- One of the best crime fiction writers ever-- Reginald Hill-- will be celebrated during Crime Writing Month. If you haven't read any of his books, treat yourself.
- Some of you have become rather batty over "Sherlock's" scintillating Benedict Cumberbatch. (I like him, too. I'm just not batty over him.) Hopefully you'll get a chuckle from this: Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch. *giggle*
- I love it when wits get together and explain book blurbs to me: Blurbese: "a ________ debut."
- If, like me, you like to mix your mystery books with mysteries on television, take a look at PBS's Masterpiece Mystery! Summer schedule.
- Lifetime Television is developing a series around FBI profiler Clarice Starling, who was introduced in Thomas Harris's second Hannibal Lector novel, The Silence of the Lambs.
- For a little bling, how about an article about Israeli archaeologists finding rare ancient jewelry?
I ♥ Lists
- 10 Great Science Fiction Books for People Who Don't Read Sci-Fi
- NPR's list of five new mysteries to be on the lookout for
- For you foodies: 11 cakes based on kids' books, movies and TV shows
- 99 summer book recommendations (Why do I want to break out into a rousing round of "99 bottles of beer on the wall"?)
- 10 highbrow books to read on the beach
- 10 famous authors' fascinating alter egos
eBooks, Blogging & Social Media
- How about a magazine cover generator for that special blog post?
- Sony sells 500,000 eReaders in Europe.
- Barnes and Noble should be caught up with Nook Glow shipments next week.
- Do you hide your reading habits on an eReader? (Nope.)
- Get more from Pinterest than just expensive ideas. (I have to admit that I'm getting a lot of use from Pinterest.)
- Bookcases shaped like the pages of a book
- I really like this sofa that has a bookcase that wraps around the side and back.
- A big, clean-lined bookcase with presence
- How about this for a reading nook?
- Jim Rosenau makes some fabulous furniture of all sizes using books that would otherwise be destroyed.
- A bookcase/cabinet that can grow with you.
New to My Google Reader
- The Oaken Bookcase
- No Page Left Behind
- Candle Beam Book Blog
- Impressions in Ink
- The Bookwyrm's Hoard
That's it for this week! Have a great weekend!