Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Anybody Got a Towel Weekly Link Round-Up

In case any of you are wondering, I am indeed taking stacks of books out to the pool to read. My waterproof Harrod's bag carries my books, some hand-knitted cloths, my reading glasses, cell phone, mosquito deterrent, a small flyswatter

Brother, can you spare a towel?
(for bailing out drowning insects), a lighter (for the mosquito deterrent), and a small sandwich bag filled with le munchie du jour. I also have a new pair of gloves because I wore my other pair out last summer. So... essentials bag in one hand, super-size ice cold drink in the other, I make my way down to the shady end of the pool.

But I did goof on my first afternoon out there. I locked myself out of the laundry room and didn't have a towel with me. This means I sat down in a patio chair until I air-dried enough to go in the house because I definitely didn't want to drip all over the floors. (Naturally, the towels were all the way down at the other end of the house!)

I haven't made that mistake since, but all the noise coming from out in the corral means I'd better get out there and avoid a possible catastrophe. Head 'em up! Mooooooooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
  • New details have been released about two ancient shipwrecks that were found during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
  • An airport janitor might get to keep $325 million in gold bars he found in the trash. (The cynic in me says that there will be some way the poor soul won't get a dime.)
  • Egypt says there are no hidden rooms in King Tut's tomb after all.
  • Digital forensics has reconstructed seven lost masterpieces. 
  • Three 18th-century ships found in old town Alexandria tell a story of Colonial-Era Virginia
  • Ancient Romans painted horrifying blood-red warnings on the Antonine Wall separating England from Scotland.

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • A 16th-century fortified Scottish castle was invaded and ransacked by a tiny masked marauder-- a badger.
  • Hundreds of blue whales are permanent residents off New Zealand's coasts.
  • Why Deception Valley's deadly heat is good for wildlife.

►I ♥ Lists◄

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. My link clicking went directly to the 'debut crime novels' list. Sigh. Lovely! Enjoy your pool reading!

  2. I'm going to bookmark that debut books' list. Some of them look very enticing.

    Enjoy your pool-side reading and those birds. Hummingbirds in the waterfall are adorable.

    1. I was tempted by several of those debut books as well.


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