So far, it's been a very busy time here at Casa Kittling. Shopping, swimming, visiting zoos, gardens, museums, etc.-- and of this writing, there's still almost an entire week left of Daisy's visit.
We still have a trip to Tucson planned, as well as stops at Butterfly Wonderland, OdySea Aquarium, and an afternoon at The Poisoned Pen attending CozyCon.
There are days when my computer has never been turned on and nights when I've fallen into bed well before midnight (when my normal bedtime is 3 AM). One day, Denis and I wore Daisy out so badly that she went to bed at 8:30 PM. We were rather proud of that even though we did go to bed rather early ourselves. Our young niece isn't the only person who's enjoying herself, and I hope we can put her on the plane to the UK filled with happy memories.
And on that note, it's time to head 'em up! Mooooooooooooove 'em out!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- A tiny books collection at the University of Iowa has volumes smaller than an inch.
- How the advice columnist conquered America.
- An incredible World War I diary has surfaced and is up for auction in the UK.
- The secret codes hidden in the books of a Scottish library.
- A "lost" feminist dinner set goes on public display for the first time.
- A brilliant little gem: Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea, Jane Eyre from Bertha Mason's point of view. Have you read it?
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- This 4,000-year-old mummy just solved a century-old mystery.
- Archaeologists have found the remains of a Greco-Roman temple in Egypt.
- A rare case of "coffin birth" see in a medieval grave.
- Rebuilding history: restoring a pharaoh's ancient boat.
- Fossilized "sea monster" found pregnant with eight babies.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- The science behind the unbearably cute IMAX movie, Pandas.
- A lovely little video of Anna's hummingbirds from right here in the Sonoran Desert. If any of you have never heard what hummingbirds sound like, make sure your sound is turned on.
- Puffin beaks are fluorescent, and they're not the only ones.
- Germany's new Dackelmuseum (Dachshund Museum) is not just for the dogs.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- The secret Art Deco apartment hidden inside Radio City Music Hall. If walls could talk!
- The McBaine Burr Oak has survived 400 years of storms, droughts, and floods, and is a beloved natural landmark in Missouri.
- Regina Anderson, the librarian at the nexus of the Harlem Renaissance.
- An interview with author Eva Dolan concerning the women activists on the vanguard of crime fiction.
- The original demon barber was French, and I love how this medieval Parisian Sweeney Todd was caught!
- Brownie Wise, the ingenious marketer behind the Tupperware party.
►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄
- Twenty-five literary fathers.
- British TV's nine most powerful female detectives.
- The weird habits of these famous writers will surprise you.
- Six hilarious book covers that make absolutely no sense.
- Fiction's ten strangest crimes.
- Ten classic New England thrillers.
- The six most versatile words in the English language.
- The hardest game of "Would You Rather?" for book nerds.
- Twenty-two ambassadors recommend the one book to read before visiting their country.
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!