Friday, November 11, 2016

A Body on the Beach Weekly Link Round-Up

There's something about going on vacation: you just get back and you start planning the next one. This time Denis and I find ourselves in a quandary. We had so much fun using our National Parks pass in California that we're having a difficult time choosing where to go next. Yellowstone? Zion? Bryce? Or should we make a left turn at Albuquerque and stay in the Santa Fe and Taos areas? Decisions, decisions!

In the mean time, here's a photo from our California trip. Denis and I were at Sand Harbor on Lake Tahoe, enjoying the peace and quiet and the incredible beauty when I saw something on the beach that my mind insisted on teasing itself with.

Two lines with footprints in between. The footprints are pointed toward land, not the water, so something was hauled up from the water.

Was it a body? ...or do I read too much crime fiction? Any way you look at it, it's time to head on out to the corral for those links I've been saving for y'all. Head 'em up! Mooooooooooove 'em out!


►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
  • A literary look at the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. (One of my best memories of being a child was lying on my stomach on the grass, reading a book by my grandfather's lawn chair as he sat and listened to a Cubs game on his transistor radio. When they won last week, I cried.)
  • HBO picks up the option on a Cormoran Strike limited series based on the J.K. Rowling novels. 
  • When a family leaves behind payment for a 37¢ drink, their waiter makes an unexpected find.
  • Why most Amazon reader reviews are worthless.
  • eBook sales decline 18.3% in May 2016.
  • The UK is resisting the audiobook revolution.

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • After a century, tribal members of the Wind River Reservation are welcoming the return of the buffalo.
  • Animals show their silly side in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
  • This chipmunk was caught stealing birdseed, and you have to watch his reaction.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Fredrik Backman, the man behind A Man Called Ove (Sweden's latest hit novel).
  • Louise Penny wrote a moving essay about grief and loss over her husband's death.

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

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. I know what you mean, Cathy, about planning the next trip. I like doing that, too. And that 'photo certainly does suggest a lot of questions! Thanks, as ever, for those links. I've been following the whole Amelia Earhart story; I wonder if we'll ever find out the truth...

    1. I have a feeling that we will learn the truth...but will we believe it? :-)


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