Denis and I had a fabulous time in the UK. The time went by altogether too quickly. I saw a lot, and I learned a lot, and I'm missing the new seasons of Downton Abbey and Doc Martin-- having seen the first two episodes of each over there. Waaa! Now I have to wait for them to cross the pond!
|Fiction department at Harrods|
I've almost chosen all the photos I'll be using for my travel tales, and once I've done that, I'll start adding my commentary. That bit won't be difficult because I kept a journal of sorts while we were over there. In the mean time, here's a look at the fiction department at Harrods (yes, I had a bit of retail therapy in London), and some links that I've gathered. Head 'em up! Move 'em out!
►Book, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Do eBooks earn more money at lower prices?
- William S. Kirby talks about his favorite actor to portray Sherlock Holmes. I happen to agree with him, but you may not.
- When it comes to book sales, what counts as success might surprise you.
- Eighty years of Penguin Books.
- How to name your big important novel.
- Harry Potter's Hogwarts acceptance letter is up for auction.
- Have you read this irresistible story on blurbs?
- People don't seem to be reading the eBooks they buy anymore. (Then why am I still recharging my Kindle on a regular basis?)
- The Martian proves that movies are now better than their books. (Picking your jaw off the table? So did I.)
- I don't agree with this-- that the knitwear on Outlander is possibly the best part of the show-- but it's certainly caught my eye.
- Chicago is turning its train system into a moving library.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- Textile ad embroidered bookbindings of Medieval England and France.
- Surprising new finds from ancient Egyptian star charts.
- 16 pyramids have been discovered in an ancient cemetery in Sudan.
- The Tomb of the Serpent Jaguar Priests has been uncovered in Peru after having been lost for 2,700 years.
- Take a peek inside this fantastic French miniature museum.
- The possible site of ancient Sodom is yielding more finds.
- A new discovery in the Arctic is challenging everything we thought about dinosaurs.
- New light is being shed on an Edinburgh crypt mystery.
- Historians are still puzzling over East Germany after 25 years.
- A 1,500-year-old mosaic shows a map of an ancient Egyptian settlement.
- A Bronze Age sauna has been unearthed on Orkney.
- Scientists have discovered hundreds of ancient Egyptian artifacts submerged in the ocean. (I loved watching this video!)
- What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- 26 photos of dogs and books (because cats tend to hog the spotlight).
- 30 adorable baby animals.
- Come on, people-- use the brains you were given! #BearSelfies have forced a Colorado park to close.
►I ♥ Lists◄
- The American Library Association's 2014 Most Challenged Books list.
- 11 ways to love Goodreads even more.
- I enjoyed this list of 12 famous stars over 90 who are still going strong.
- 49 Halloween costumes all book lovers will appreciate.
- 13 people who are definitely reading books, not just posing for a painting.
- 15 fun facts about Dick and Jane. (If you don't know who Dick and Jane are, this list probably isn't for you....)
- 9 things only print book lovers know.
- 15 book cover tattoos any book lover (except non-tattoo-loving me) would covet.
- Can you guess these Agatha Christie novels from their covers?
- Top ten best bookseller signs.
- Great Scottish women throughout history.
- 10 classic books that almost had different titles.
That's all for this week! 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!