All my pruning, raking, scrubbing, and dusting is over, and it's time to party. By the time this posts, our niece will be here from England, and it's our duty to have fun!
On that note, I'm going to head straight out to the corral for those links because I can hear they're restless. Y'all have some fun, too, ya hear?
►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Quercus has revealed the fifth Millennium series title.
- Do overused words lose their meaning?
- The wonderful and terrible habit of buying too many books.
- How trees help solve murders.
- The new Star Trek Beyond trailer really makes me want to see the movie.
- Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others?
- These Frenchmen are building an epic medieval castle, and yes, there's a catch.
- Author Judy Blume on why US indie booksellers are thriving.
- The delicate task of restoring one of the world's oldest libraries.
- The library the Gold Rush built.
- There is an Iranian judge who sentences criminals to read.
- The forgotten Dust Bowl novel that rivaled The Grapes of Wrath.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- Antiquities looted during World War II have been located in Moscow's Pushkin Museum.
- A ledger from Mary Todd Lincoln's funeral has been found in Springfield, Illinois.
- The 5,000-year-old Kurgan tomb of a Bronze Age warrior has been discovered in Istanbul, Turkey.
- The mystery of the Nazis and the vanishing Amber Room (one of my favorite lost treasures).
- Mysterious mass graves hold prisoners of a bloody 17th-century English battle.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- An incredibly rare bird has been rediscovered in Brazil.
- When his shell was destroyed by fire, it wasn't curtains for Freddy the Tortoise. Find out why!
- Their skills as aviators made Matilde Moisant and Harriet Quimby national heroes.
- Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh were the Jazz Age criminal queens of Sydney, Australia.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- Ten bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime.
- The Long Room Library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
- A secret forest grew for millennia in North America without anyone noticing.
- A journey down America's most haunted road.
- A Muggle's guide to Harry Potter locations.
- Let's visit Galiano Island Books.
►I ♥ Lists◄
- 25 fascinating female friendships in literature.
- Five tips on how to fit as much reading into your day as possible.
- Ten gorgeous outdoor reading nooks.
- Take a look at these dream treehouses.
- Seven authors who have an animal species named after them.
That's it 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!