This week has gone the same route as last week-- plenty of appointments, though no more than two per day since I didn't want to tempt the Fates like we did last week.
The major reason why I found myself betwixt and between was with my reading, though. I normally read two books at once: one eBook which is what I read in bed before going to sleep every night, and one physical book. I made the mistake of choosing two barnburners to read at the same time: Anthony Horowitz's The Word Is Murder and Stephen King's The Outsider. Yowza! I finally had to make myself stick with one before I gave my eyeballs whiplash. I suppose that's a very good quandary to be in, though-- don't you?
And from the noise outside, I'd better dash over to the corral before I find myself in an entirely different quandary. Head 'em up! Mooooooooooove 'em out!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Nominees for the Agatha Award recently sat down to talk about the state of the cozy.
- In the #MeToo moment, publishers are turning to morality clauses.
- The Golden State Killer is being tracked through a thicket of DNA, and experts shudder.
- The story behind Rube Goldberg's complicated contraptions.
- Could this new tactile font help people who lose their sight late in life?
- Celebrating eighty-five years of Nancy Drew, the girl who started it all.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- Historians think the ancient city of David has been uncovered near Jerusalem.
- A rare Revolutionary War journal has been found in a Kansas City closet.
- A recently-returned looted Dutch Old Master is going to auction.
- Neanderthals etched a message on this 36,000-year-old stone tool. (Probably "Property of Rok the Firestarter.")
- Technology has revealed hidden script in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- DNA from ancient latrines reveal what people ate centuries ago.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- Japan's pet detectives.
- Meet Freddy, the runaway bison who inspired a choral arrangement.
- Earthquake-monitoring technology may help protect elephants from poachers.
- A man says his dog, Balew, shot him while they were playing. (And Balew probably ate his homework, too.)
►I ♥ Lists◄
- Fifty fictional writers, ranked-- the best and worst from literature, film, and TV.
- Fifty pulp cover treatments of classic works of literature.
- Nine classic isolation thrillers.
- Twelve literary scandals that are so much stranger than fiction.
- The twenty best literary adaptations to watch on Netflix.
- Twenty-six activist crime novels.
That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing freshly selected links for your surfing pleasure.
Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!