This will be a short intro to the links this week because I'm still trying to read and clean to a schedule. Have I ever mentioned that I loathe housework? If you have a husband or children, it can be five whole minutes before you have to do it all over again.
|Mourning dove waiting for goodies at the Patio Café.|
Google wanted all blogs to switch from "http" to "https"-- an added layer of security, which I understand. What I didn't understand was why bloggers using Google's free services got their security certificates for free while folks like me, who have a custom domain name through Google, did not. I tried various options to no avail, and then just threw up my hands and moved on. (After all, I don't sell anything on my blog.) So... I was happy to see when I logged on the other night to finish a post that Google was now--months later-- giving folks in my situation a free security certificate. I will try to be gracious about this, but... it certainly took 'em long enough!
And now it's off to the corral. Head 'em up! Mooooooooooove 'em out!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Should an author's dying wishes be obeyed?
- Netflix takes The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society film for the US and other territories.
- Embroidering electronics into the next generation of smart fabrics.
- Why are TV detectives always so sad?
- Why Agatha Christie is still the Queen of Crime.
- Val McDermid: "I was scornful of fantasy until I read Terry Pratchett."
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- The sunken World War II ship USS Juneau, famed for the five Sullivan brothers, has been found in the South Pacific.
- A lost city in South Africa has been revealed using laser technology.
- Two "lost" manuscripts of Charlotte Brontë are going to be published.
- Subway construction has unearthed a treasure trove of fossils from Los Angeles' prehistoric past.
- An Underground Railroad safe house has been discovered in Philadelphia.
- Ancient Egypt: the remains of a mummy have been discovered inside an "empty" 2,500-year-old coffin after 157 years.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- Helena, the dog that was returned to the shelter for being "too nice," has found a new home.
- Ten dogs who love to read.
- Myanmar elephants are now being poached for their skin.
- Forty-seven mesmerizing photos of animals in the wild.
- The tragedy of Ella Watson, better known as Cattle Kate.
- Meet Margaret Knight, the inventor behind mass-market paper bags.
- Louis Ainsworth did something I wish I'd had the money to do: he bought the house next-door and converted it to a library.
- Millie Veasey, part of a trailblazing unit in World War II, has died at the age of 100.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- Book towns are made for book lovers.
- The world's most-visited castles.
- The gems of secret Scotland.
- The ten most famous bookstores in the world.
►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄
- Twelve of the most expensive books sold in the world.
- Can you name the author by their face?
- What to read next if you loved A Wrinkle in Time.
- The best books to read in order to understand Haiti's past and present.
- Twenty-five classic crime books you can read in an afternoon.
- Twelve professions that translate to TV crime-fighting.
- Thirteen facts about famous authors that will make you see them differently.
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!