This week's post title is due to the reaction my "The Evolution of a Mystery Reader" post has received. Some of you have shared your own reading evolutions with me here on the blog, but several others have sent theirs via email. No matter which method you chose, I've loved reading each and every one, and I will respond to your emails!
In between life's little interruptions, I've been enjoying books in the pool and ruminating over a post about the importance of a book's setting to me. But since I have to make an all-important run to the grocery store, I'd better get this week's links lined up and shared!
Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits
- The French do buy books-- real books-- and it probably helps that their government is protecting the publishing and bookselling industries.
- Amazon may have an eBook subscription service in the works.
- BAFTA filmed several British actors (like Benedict Cumberbatch) while they spoke about acting. As much as I appreciate Cumberbatch, I have to admit that my favorite voice belonged to James McAvoy.
- Here's a literary atlas of Ireland.
- On the Game of Thrones front, Keisha Castle-Hughes may be joining the cast, and George R.R. Martin seems to be pushing for a feature-length film.
- Singapore bans children's books featuring gay characters.
- For the first time, an independent bookstore-- Politics and Prose-- has been chosen as the official bookseller for the National Book Festival. (Thanks for the link, Ken!)
- An infographic showing how famous creatives spent their days.
- I'm looking forward to seeing Pixar's newest short film, "Lava."
- I used wikiHow to link Kittling: Book's Facebook page to Twitter.
- What happens when a writer purges his library.
Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones
- A 4,300-year-old wall painting has been discovered in a priest's tomb near the Great Pyramid at Giza.
- An infographic about the 1,976 acres that make up the gardens of Versailles.
- An 8,000-year-old skull has been found that contains preserved brain matter.
- Archaeologists have discovered the bones of an elephant ancestor.
- A four-winged dinosaur is shedding light on the evolution of birds.
- I couldn't do this for more than one reason: these art collectors live in a Nazi bunker in Berlin.
- An ancient synagogue mosaic has been discovered that depicts a bloody Jewish legend.
- Ancient coins have been found buried in a British cave.
- Mysterious man-made ditches have been found that predate the Amazon rainforest.
- Populations are shrinking on Pacific islands.
- The oldest known case of Down's Syndrome has been discovered in France.
I ♥ Lists
- 10 things you didn't know about When Harry Met Sally.
- 11 beautiful friendships between classic authors.
- I don't necessarily agree with his order, but I enjoyed The 16 Sexiest Accents in the World.
- 15 iconic opening frames in films.
- The ultimate list of funny and rude British place names.
- 16 necklaces inspired by famous authors.
- Some book lover's gifts.
- New paintings on salvaged books.
- Great books come to life in these funny self-portraits.
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!