I've never met housework that I couldn't at least attempt to avoid, but there are some cleaning-type chores that I don't consider chores. Like reorganizing my bookshelves. A few weeks ago, I confronted the closet and my underbed storage containers and behaved as though I were Sherman marching through Georgia. I was ruthless, and when I was finished, everything was hanging neatly on the closet rail with room to spare, the shelf above was empty, and my out-of-season clothing filled only two of the five large underbed storage containers.
This happens. My reading tastes do change, and what I fancied six years ago may hold no interest for me today. So... it was time to march through those TBR shelves and give them a thorough weeding. How do I march? On a wheeled backless stool. I glide more than I march.
Now I have a lot of clothing and books to donate, and breathing space on my shelves again. I must be doing a better job than in the past because my shelves used to become filled to overflowing in much less time than six years!
But I really need to stop feeling smug and get out to the corral. Those links sure do get restless! Head 'em up! Mooooooooooove 'em out!
►Book, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Without Edgar Allan Poe, we wouldn't have Sherlock Holmes.
- The story behind six iconic movie logos.
- Five ways reading fiction makes you better at your job.
- David Grann on true crime.
- How to start a mother-daughter book club, even if it's just the two of you.
- The fierce, forgotten library wars of the ancient world.
- Meet the thirteen-year-old Pakistani girl who's on a mission to read the world.
- How to read aloud to a child who won't sit still.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- Europe's famed bog bodies are starting to reveal their secrets.
- A second parchment manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found-- in England.
- Incredible photos from the 3,500-year-old tomb full of mummies discovered in Luxor, Egypt.
- Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet strike caused civilization as we know it.
- Here's a big new find: a $100,000 trove of 1800s baseball cards were found kept in a family scrapbook in the attic.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- Amazing video shows a blue whale chowing down on krill.
- This cat in New Zealand has a very bad habit.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- You can rent by the hour Emily Dickinson's bedroom where she wrote her entire life's work.
- What will become of Scotland's moors?
- Here's an animated map of what Earth would look like if all the ice melted.
- Lose yourself in this beautiful literary map of London.
►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄
- Seven characters that didn't make it into the Harry Potter books.
- Eighteen jokes you'll only get if you've read Shakespeare.
- Four iconic writers and the felines who loved them.
- Thirty-one vintage posters that demand you pick up a book.
- Ten everyday phrases that come from printing.
- How good are you with synonyms?
- Twenty-five top female crime writers of the past fifty years.
- Twenty must-read novels by female mystery authors.
- The fifteen most iconic adaptations of Sherlock Holmes ranked worst to best.
- Fifteen weird things you do while reading that are actually totally normal.
- Only a genius can name these book titles with their vowels missing. (Just call me Einstein....)
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!