The stockings are carefully hung, I'm stitching on projects for next year's decorating, and Denis and I are doing fun things like going for a walk at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center.
|A serving tray gussied up for Christmas|
I wouldn't be at all surprised if we went someplace similar next week. It's just our way of enjoying the holiday season and thumbing our nose at the madness. The only thing I have left for this week's agenda is going to the Poisoned Pen tomorrow to see authors Jenn McKinlay and Paige Shelton. (Can't wait!)
Oh oh. Now where have those links gotten off to???
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- More and more stories are getting out about finding art treasures at places like Goodwill. Here's one from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and one from "the other half"-- how a Raphael drawing from a collection owned by the Duke of Devonshire fared at auction.
- It looks as though the UK is set to lose over 1,000 library jobs next year.
- One author explains why second-hand bookshops are just his type.
- Ever heard of the rolling stones of Racetrack Playa?
- The first trailer for "Star Trek Into Darkness" is available. Love Benedict Cumberbatch's voice!
- Ugh! Bedbugs and library books do NOT belong together!!!
- Why women writers still take men's names. (Ought to be rather obvious....)
- Scientists, make up your minds already! Was it a meteor or volcanoes that killed off the dinosaurs?
- An interesting article about Amazon venturing into the world of publishing.
- I should be so lucky as to benefit from this Best Buy mistake!
eBook & Social Media News
- Interesting infographic about how much time we spend on social networks.
- Amazon offers Kindle Publishing for Blogs for Indie authors.
- Vook is trying to strengthen the bond between users of eReaders and authors.
- Is Kindle FreeTime Unlimited a game changer for eBook distribution?
I ♥ Lists & Quizzes
- The best literary cameos in film.
- The best historical literary cameos on time-traveling TV shows.
- 10 great literary late bloomers.
- A quiz about popular books and their alternate titles.
- 12 Christmas trees made out of books.
- 9 gorgeous European libraries.
- The Lean bookshelf.
- The Limit bookshelf divider.
- Ten most beautiful school libraries in the world.
- I wish I had the skill and patience to do something like this 100-building gingerbread village!
That's it 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!