Friday, April 18, 2014

The Wish Me Luck Weekly Link Round-Up

From the title of this post you probably think I'm off on a long journey, or I've entered some sort of contest, but that's not the case. Have you ever heard of spine poetry-- poems formed from the titles on the spines of books? Well, it's been intriguing me for years, and since this is National Poetry Month, I thought I might give it a try. As usual, I tend to put more parameters on myself like: (1) crime fiction titles only and (2) poems in the form of haiku, which is the only sort of poetry I've ever been able to write. Now you see what I mean about wishing me luck!

But first I'm going to do something much easier-- round up some links!

Books, Movies & Other Tidbits

    My Indiana Jones Segment
    You know... a little natural history, a little architecture, a little archaeology...
    • A tiny Minnesota museum's canoe just happens to be a 1,000-year-old historic find.
    • A near-complete T. Rex skeleton has arrived at the Smithsonian.
    • A fascinating look backstage at Versailles: a handyman's tour of the palace.
    • Archaeologists have found things that suggest Rome is a century older than everyone thought.
    • Another story that proves everything on this planet is interconnected: the power of poop. (No, that's not a typo.)
    • Drone images have revealed a buried ancient village in New Mexico.
    • Experts in Serbia are using heavy machinery to move a mammoth.
    • The dinosaur-killing asteroid impact has been dwarfed by an earlier space rock crash.

    I  ♥  Lists

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


    1. Cathy - What a fascinating idea for poetry! Wow! I'll be really interested in what you do with that. In the meantime, thanks for the links. I must read that one about du Maurier. And the space rock crash. I know - I have eclectic interests.... ;-)

      1. So do I, Margot-- but I think everyone can see that by the links that I choose.

        Stay tuned... my first spine haiku will be up next Wednesday!

    2. The poetry project is impressive and pretty creative. Good luck with it.

      And thanks for the links. I love lists, too. I have to read every list connected with reading, bookstores, bookshelves, etc., and I want to write down the top movies about Scotland, which I'm now trying to learn more about, throuh crime fiction, of course.

      A few weeks ago, you put up links to a ceramic artist's beautiful cottage in Scotland. I've been thinking of nothing else except that I must paint my doors turquoise! I've dreamt of her cottage, wondering if I could imitate some of her designs.

      1. I've had places affect me in the very same way, Kathy.


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