Friday, May 17, 2013

The Authors and Squirrels Weekly Link Round-Up

None of that domestic goddess stuff this week. For one thing, I'm no goddess and I'm barely domesticated! Besides... give me two author signings at The Poisoned Pen and a trip up to Black Canyon Lake in the White Mountains any day over cooking and laundry. Which reminds me. Perhaps I'd better clarify the title of my post. No, the authors at my favorite bookstore weren't squirrely; I'm referring to the critters up at the lake who love peanuts and sunflower seeds.

See what I mean? Not a book in sight, so this photo wasn't taken at The Poisoned Pen!

If you happen to be one of my Facebook buddies, you've probably already seen this photo and the others that I've posted. You'll be able to read my posts about authors Peter Lovesey and Jon Talton in the near future, so be on the lookout!

Next week I'll be heading back to The Pen to meet one of my favorite new-to-me authors, Alex Grecian, and if all goes well, I'll be reviewing four books, two of which I rated "A" and the other two "A+". Yes, I've been reading high on the hog lately. (And if you didn't know I grew up in farm country, you do now after reading that last sentence.)

Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff

Digital Reading & Techie News

I   ♥   Lists

Book Candy

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!


  1. Glad to know Prescott has a new bookstore!

    1. Thought you might like that little bit of info! ;-)

  2. Cathy - I'll be looking forward to your posts! And that 'photo of the squirrel is too cute! Oh, and thanks for the links. You know, at one point I thought about being a librarian...

    1. Glad you liked the photo of the squirrel. I wish he'd been successful in doing a swan dive into the peanut bag. What a Kodak moment that would've been!

  3. All the time I was majoring in history, I kept thinking how if I were smart I would be going on for a library science degree. Did I do it? Nope.

  4. The squirrel photo is adorable.

    Domestic goddess? I'm not one either. My mother used to say that "housework" was the lowest form of life on earth. I tend to agree.

    Cooking might be in a different category; friends and relatives love to cook, some see it as an art. So I won't include it.

    On being an adamant reader

    I want to add other signs that one is a "book person." One can't wait to see a reader-friend to discuss the latest books we're reading; that's the entire conversation after "how are you?" niceties are finished. Other signs are that one discusses books through email with reader-friends, which is the most important topic being taken up. Another one is that one is constantly loaning books to friends, and even to staff at frequently-visited doctor's offices -- because the books are so good, one wants to share and feels the other people are bereft without them.

    1. I'm glad you liked my squirrel photo, Kathy. You'd think I'd have a better outlook on housework, since I had a grandmother who caught the dust before it had a chance to land on the furniture, but that gene didn't make it past all the obstacles in its path.

      I think we'd all have our own additions to the adamant reader list. I know that I do!


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