Friday, August 04, 2017

A Duckie Weekly Link Round-Up

My pool time has suddenly become more interesting. For some reason known only to himself, Denis has begun building a flock of ducks for the swimming pool, all of which are decked out with sunglasses.

Now when I happen to look up from my book or put it aside to swim for a while, I have these eyes staring at me. I think it's beginning to get to me because now I'm taking daily photos of them with my camera phone and posting them to my personal Facebook page with an assortment of captions.

Today I looked over the top of my book and here these two were-- for all the world as though they wanted me to read them a story. Did I? No, I advised them to sign up for audiobooks. 

There is a third, inflatable, duck that I didn't get a photo of. I call it the stealth duck. Propelled by the wind, that thing can turn on a dime and zip across the pool in a couple of seconds. It has the tendency to sneak up behind me when I'm deep into my book, nudging me in the back and giving me palpitations because I think a bee or a wasp has landed on me. Just what I need, eh? Perhaps that's Denis's way of getting back at me for being in the pool while he's hard at work? Whatever it means, I'm going to head out to the corral because it's time to take care of those links I've been saving for you (and because Ninja Duck can't follow me out there). Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►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. That is just hilarious about those ducks, especially the "stealth" duck. How do the birds feel about these ducks? Are they frightened of them?

    I read a few of these links, just can't keep up.

    The top 10 women detectives gave me a few new names, and reminded me of Carlotta Carlyle. I used to gobble up those books.

    The only thing that bothers me about that list is that my favorite woman detective is not one it -- V.I. Warshawski. A friend and I read Sara Paretsky's series like we're enjoying chocolate ice cream. We savor every page.

    V.I. is my alter ego. I'd love to be like her, but I am not. But I can enjoy her adventures vicariously, as well as her physicall prowess, brilliant detecting and sarcasm.

    1. The real birds aren't bothered a bit by their yellow imitators.

  2. Those ducks are great, Cathy!! just great!! I'm sure it's nice to have some friends to share the pool.... As for me, it's time for me to read those Agatha Christie letters!

  3. The story about the ducks was hilarious. I love that they have sunglasses on too.

    I really enjoy clicking the links you share. Very interesting and/or funny stuff.

  4. Those ducks haunted me last night, mentioned them to a friend. They are hilarious.

    If I was reading in my pool and looked up at those guys, I'd laugh every time. And the stealth duck! Who knows where or when he'll pop up on your shoulder while you're reading?

    1. Some days, it seems as though they won't get a foot away from me the entire time, and other days, they're self-reliant and swim to the other end of the pool. They keep me on my toes.


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