Friday, April 01, 2016

A Thoughts of Spring Weekly Link Round-Up

I've just spent another week enjoying the glorious spring weather and reading some good books, so you're not about to hear any complaints from me!

I met a friend for lunch at the Desert Botanical Garden, and while we talked and laughed, we had little ground squirrels and Gambel's quail eating right at our feet.

I'm just about ready to mount an expedition into the shed to get a rake and some loppers to do a bit of gardening. (Ooops! My apologies. I didn't mean to startle you so badly!) I think I'll take this as my cue to head out to the corral and round up the links that I've been collecting all week. Head 'em up! Mooooooove 'em out!

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
  • Life lessons from the Brontë sisters
  • Too many women writers are left to languish in moldy archives. What will it take to bring them back? 
  • What we can learn from women's book clubs.
  • Fantastic books that might not get published today.
  • What Catherine Nichols found out when she sent her novel out under a male name.
  • It takes 16 people working full time to publish all of James Patterson's books. 
  • From the ridiculous to the grotesque: More than half of writers in France earn less than minimum wage.
  • Why Happy Valley is television's most brazenly feminist show. (Season 2 is now available on Netflix. Just sayin'....) 
  • Readers will always judge a book by its cover...this time a slightly different perspective from the publisher's point of view. 
  • An activist hacker group known as Anonymous is threatening to target Denver's Tattered Cover bookstore. 
  • The pulp fiction dime novel is making a comeback. 
  • There's one book that the Swansea, Wales Oxfam charity shop doesn't need more copies of. 

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

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!


  1. Oooh, a medieval Scottish castle? Stop right there, Cathy! Oh, and thanks for the rest of the great links, as ever. Thanks, too, for sharing that lovely 'photo. Nothing like spring in the desert.

    1. Spring has certainly been glorious this year at the Desert Botanical Garden!

  2. Looks like a great set of links. Will be back...

    1. You sounded a bit like Arnie there, Pepper! Oh-- I got a package in the mail yesterday!

    2. Yay! Nice to know the postal system is efficient.

      Neither the Catherine Nichols article nor the one on the writers in France suprise me at all. Sigh.

      Took me a moment to figure out who Arnie was, lol!

    3. Sorry. I was too lazy to try to remember how to spell his last name! LOL

  3. Oh, what could be better -- spring in Arizona with beautiful flowers and good books!

    Good links, have read a few but will be back.

    Any baby birds around?


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