Friday, March 21, 2014

The Itchy Noses and Dentists Weekly Link Round-Up

This past week, I drove over to The Poisoned Pen to see Cara Black, Libby Fischer Hellmann, and Sophie Littlefield. That was definitely the highlight of the week, since the only other things of interest I did (besides read, cook, and half-heartedly clean) was head back to the dentist to have a filling replaced, pull weeds, and try not to rub my itchy allergy-persecuted nose. Even though the huge pine tree out front is trying its best to make me miserable, I'm loving spring.

Here linky, linky, linkies.....

Bookish News & Other Interesting Tidbits
  • A rare 1969 Shelby Mustang which gathered dust for 40 years, is heading to auction. There's only 8500 miles on the odometer.
  • Books are losing the war for our attention, and here's how they could fight back.
  • Becca over at Lost in Books has been talking about the book blog posts with the fewest comments: book reviews.
  • Who says fiction can't influence the real world? Best-selling author Betty Webb, whose excellent Lena Jones series has focused on polygamy a time or two, is responsible for shining a national spotlight on polygamist Warren Jeffs. Now she'll be discussing the issue as part of Arizona State University's downtown lecture series.
  • Facebook's new "Deep Face" program is as creepy as it sounds.
  • Where in the UK is the world of Harry Potter? Now there's a map to show us.
  • An avid reader leaves her favorite library $6 million in her will.
  • Where are people of color in children's books?
  • How to read dirty books for money.
  • A man has been arrested in Tokyo for Anne Frank book vandalism.
  • A new study reveals unwelcome statistics about women in Hollywood.

History, Archaeology, Nature...

I   ♥  Lists

That's it for this week. Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure. Have a great weekend!



  1. Cathy - Oh, the dentist and allergies in the same week? No fun and no fair, sez I! But thanks very much for the links. And don't even get me started on the diversity-in-children's-literature thing. That's been an issue of mine for years. Children need to see ALL kinds of people in their stories. I will have to check out that link.

    1. I am in complete agreement about diversity in children's literature, Margot.


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