Friday, July 07, 2017

Is This Really Friday Weekly Link Round-Up

A person can get used to routines. I know I certainly can. When I was working, my routines centered around my schedule. Now they center around Denis's. He doesn't do it often, but this week he did a favor for a co-worker and traded shifts so she could attend a special function. Instead of his Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday off (which used to be my schedule, come to think of it), he was off Sunday and worked Thursday.

What this means is that I haven't known what day it is all week.

I knew this was going to happen. I dove into my post-it notes and left myself crucial reminders all over my desk and monitors. So at least I didn't drop the ball on the essential tasks around here.

But there were the times when stray thoughts would float through my mind, and I'd find myself muddled. No, I can't set that program to record. It was on last night, not tonight! Argh!

Now I'd better head out to the corral. Or should I? Is it really Friday?

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
  • My Cousin Rachel: Daphne du Maurier's take on the sinister power of sex. 
  • I enjoyed listening to Ann Cleeves and Chris Brookmyre discussing Scottish crime fiction during this podcast
  • Famous typos from James Joyce to J.K. Rowling. 
  • How unrecognizable was the English language just 300 years ago?
  • TSA has been testing something new: having airline passengers take their reading material out of their carry-on luggage before going through security screening. 
  • What lies beneath the brave new world of feminist dystopian sci-fi
  • The story of Gaelic speaking soldiers who escaped the Nazis is being turned into a movie.

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►Heat Wave!◄
  • One of the best ways to survive a 120° heat wave is to laugh.

►Fascinating Folk◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄
  • Travel magazine Afar says this restaurant in Arizona has one of the best views in the United States. 
  • Sure, you can get liquored up in Key West, but take this literary walking tour first. 
  • The story behind this haunted Arizona hotel is seriously creepy.
  • Take a look at La Librairie Itinérante ("the traveling bookstore") in France. 

►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. Oh, I know just what you mean, Cathy!!! Any time there's a schedule change, I feel exactly the same way! I think I'm going to go hide in that Italian library for a while...


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