I thought I'd try to get the link round-up out a little earlier because not only do I have a lot of cooking to do tomorrow, I also have to take down all the Christmas decorations. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly they come down as compared to the time it took to put them all up.
I'm still a little cross-eyed from my year-end graph post, so let me get right to these links I've been saving up!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- It may sound a bit funny, but it's real and important: there's a worldwide campaign to knit sweaters for penguins.
- A subway dig in Mexico turns up an unusual Aztec offering.
- I'm a bit envious: journalist Ann Morgan read a book from every country this year.
- Can you read your way to psychological health? The UK is finding out.
- Scientists are discovering that brain function is boosted for days after reading a novel. (Duh!)
- A court judge has ruled that Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain.
- I read this with a great deal of interest: Why women need more sleep than men.
- Another fascinating article: the lost female figures of Christmas.
- A graph showing the causes of annual bird mortality. In this neighborhood, feral cats would score even higher.
- Michelangelo's hand drawn grocery list.
- Did you know that 320 sharks are now on Twitter?
- 1,000-year-old vineyards have been discovered in Spain.
I ♥ Lists
- The 10 coolest archaeological discoveries of 2013.
- I loved this graph showing the ultimate showdown between books and films.
- The daily routines of famous writers.
- Quotes that can remind you of the importance of reading.
- The 38 most haunting abandoned places on earth. Actually... I have a bone to pick with this one. I know firsthand that #15 is not abandoned!
- 100 things we didn't know last year.
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!