I'm beginning to think that my return to knitting is serious. This past week I've been working in my craft room to create more storage. I've been taking advantage of coupons and sales to buy more yarn, and I'm expecting another buying spree in a couple of weeks. I'm not the type of person who allows herself to have stacks and piles of anything in the house, so... Yikes!
My reorganization involved emptying a bookcase on the craft side of the room. All the photo albums and genealogy binders moved to the opposite side out of the shot. Then I filled the shelves with canvas storage bins. I have to admit that I miss seeing the skeins of yarn exposed in that one bookcase, but I was having trouble with them all trying to slide off onto the floor.
I've got over half of my yarn stash sorted and the bins labeled now. All I have to do is finish with the rest. For me, organizing is right up there with reading and needlework. I just hope I don't fill those empty bins too quickly!
And now... on to the links!
►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- British Pathé has made over 80,000 historic videos available on YouTube.
- Miss Marple vs. the Mansplainers: Agatha Christie's feminist detective hero.
- Digital publishing is bringing censorship woes to Iran.
- Google has revealed the new typeface for their eBooks.
- How do your favorite Game of Thrones characters look in the book versus the show?
- Agatha Christie's forgotten Syrian memoir is going to be republished.
- The songs that make us cry.
- The true face of Shakespeare has been revealed for the first time.
- I had to share the story of Bahrisons Bookshop in Delhi, India, because one of my favorite fictional detectives, Tarquin Hall's Vish Puri, has his office above the bookshop.
- Would you buy an eBook from a hotel or airport?
- Major publishers do not seem to be listening to their authors.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- An English family business is dedicated to a 2,000-year-old Roman fort.
- Aboriginal legends are revealing their ancient secrets to science.
- The oldest known stone tools have been found in Kenya, but their makers remain unknown.
- Scientists discovered that the remains of a Bronze-Age priestess held a surprise.
- The buyer of the $179.4 million Picasso has been revealed.
- An exceptional Roman tombstone is to be displayed in Cirencester, England.
- Were those Vikings busy looting or trading?
- A Dutch art sleuth has been helping the German police track down Nazi art.
- Could another English king be buried under a parking lot?
- A Nazi-looted painting from the Gurlitt art trove will be sold at auction.
- A bioarchaeologist has been learning about Roman dentistry.
- A 2,000-year-old water supply system has been uncovered in Jerusalem.
- An archaeological dig at Gloucester Cathedral in England has found a 1,000-year-old graveyard.
- Is the Isleworth Mona Lisa a second Leonardo masterpiece?
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- This church in Belgium looks very plain... until you see it from different angles.
- You're probably going to want to book your next vacation in the Hebrides of Scotland after you look at these 31 photos.
►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄
- 8 literary places in Paris every book lover must visit.
- Writers' houses in pictures.
- 51 of the most beautiful sentences in literature.
- 20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback.
- Star Trek garden gnomes? I'm partial to the Red Shirt, but... where's Bones?
- The top ten ways to be evil in children's books.
- 15 things you might not know about Brave New World.
- Signs that Agatha Christie is about to murder you.
- These could be some of the world's oddest libraries.
- The most popular book set in each state.
- Here's a quiz for you: Where in the literary world do you belong? My answer? Edinburgh, Scotland. You long-time readers of my blog will undoubtedly smile at that!
That's all for now. Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!
Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!