Friday, June 05, 2015

The Good Daddy Weekly Link Round-Up

Pulling weeds, pruning shrubs, and housework do not an interesting intro make, so... I thought I'd attempt to share something I've been experimenting with while I sit in the pool in the afternoon. I'm not just reading and sipping a tall, cold drink, I'm also photographing the wildlife that stops by. This week, I decided to try out the video function of my new camera:

This is Gregory the Gila (HEE-luh) Woodpecker feeding Greg Jr. Greg Jr. is perfectly capable of feeding himself, but he just can't help begging for a handout from dear old Dad. Kids! (By the way, I apologize if the camera seems to sway back and forth a bit, but when you're sitting in a pool, you're at the mercy of the water.)

You came here for some links? Well, I got 'em for you-- Head 'em up, move 'em out!


►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
  • Not that I'm trying to encourage you to read The Golden Age of Murder or anything, but I did find a nice article about it in Publishers Weekly.
  • Barbra Streisand is donating a John Singer Sargent (one of my favorite artists) painting to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 
  • Some data showing the lack of awards given to books about women.
  • A first look at Matt Damon as an astronaut in Ridley Scott's The Martian.
  • I loved this animated cover reveal of Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
  • The Conan Doyle Estate strikes again. This time they don't want any of us to see Mr. Holmes.
  • What is the greatest TV finale ever?
  • Is re-reading the ultimate guilty pleasure?
  • Selling eBooks is a losing proposition for indie bookstores.
  • George R.R. Martin won't be writing season 6 of Game of Thrones
  • Showrooming is on the rise and bookstores are suffering. (I wonder how many people do this to save a couple of bucks on the price of a book and use up at least twice as much money in gas to do it?)

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

►Book Candy◄

That's all for this week. The link round-up is going out on a cattle drive and will return in two weeks.

Have a great weekend and read something fabulous!


  1. Loved your woodpecker video! Keep 'em coming. And I loved the re-reading article. An indulgence or a well-loved pursuit? I love to re-read. :-)

    1. I've had books I was absolutely passionate about ruined by re-reading them, which is why I stopped. I guess I want to keep those memories intact. :-)

  2. Oh, that's a great video, Cathy!! Beautifully done!! I hope you'll do more. And of course, the links are luscious as always - thanks!

    1. You're welcome. I've only taken one other video recently-- another woodpecker as fate would have it, although one of Greg's brothers who lives in the mountains just this side of the Mexican border. :-)

  3. Ditto on the adorable video. Love the Gregs.

    I don't have time to read these links, but I appreciate them. You see, I just got "The Ghost Fields," and I have forsaken my tasks, routines, my New York Times -- and everything else to read it. Yes, it's that interesting. Ruth is at her finest.

    1. Oh boy, I have a very good idea of what you're experiencing right now!

  4. I finished The Ghost Fields, then read The Human Flies by Norwegian author, Hans Olav Luhlam, which was so-so. Then I was enrapt by Crimepieces' blogger, Sarah Ward's book "In Bitter Chill," which isn't out yet. But it is riveting and a real page-turner. It's a book to read and should be published in the U.S. very soon.

    1. Thanks for the tip on IN BITTER CHILL, Kathy.


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