Last week, some of you let me know that I'd been remiss and hadn't shared photos of two of the newer members of my pool paddling, so I'll have to take care of that today.
It's been another quiet week here at Casa Kittling. Alexa and Gracie aren't talking back to me, and I've been enjoying afternoons in the pool reading the latest books by two of my favorite authors, Craig Johnson and J.A. Jance. Next week I have another follow-up appointment at the eye doctor's which will hopefully lead to the "sanding down" of my second eye. I really want to get this show on the road so I can have much better eyesight for my Christmas present this year!
As promised, here are Batduck and Piper--
Now it's time to mosey on out to the corral and take care of those links. Head 'em up! Mooooooooooove 'em out!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Did you know that The Poisoned Pen has a Youtube channel?
- The bizarre night when Charles Manson partied with Hollywood royalty.
- Here's an interview with Stephen Mack Jones.
- An anthropologist's obsession with Outlander.
- This woman's ancestry test revealed a genetic bombshell.
- A former library director has pled guilty to stealing $89,000 in funds to play Game of War.
- How other countries have translated The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society's absurdly long title.
- When Nicci French met Ambrose Parry: couples who write together share secrets.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- New nanotech returns Henry VIII's favorite warship to its former glory.
- Exquisitely designed 2,000-year-old Roman shoe discovered in a well.
- An extinct baby horse-- its skin and hair intact-- was found in the Siberian permafrost.
- Archaeologists unearthed a medieval game board during a search for a lost monastery.
- Sold: A pocket watch from the Titanic adorned with Hebrew letters.
- A Greek farmer stumbled onto a 3,400-year-old tomb hidden below his olive grove.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- Ten animals who have broken into the library.
- How hungry baby urchins are saving Hawaii's reefs.
- Do not fear the drones air-dropping 50,000 mosquitoes from above.
- What the deaths of more than 300 reindeer teach us about the circle of life.
- This fish outlived dinosaurs, but oil and gas drilling may threaten its survival.
- Nineteen things to know about hummingbirds.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- The world's only underwater post office.
- Crime fiction in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
- The Midwestern crime scene is doing just fine.
- In a town of eleven people, a mysterious disappearance turns neighbor against neighbor.
- Rethinking how we build city streets.
- How an artist is rebuilding a Baghdad library destroyed during the Iraq War.
- Best job in the world? A luxury resort in the Maldives seeks a bookseller. Here's a follow-up article about some of the applicants.
- Visit the vast Brussels bookstore where books and dining meet.
- Josephine Tey: revisiting mystery's reluctant icon.
- The women code breakers who unmasked Soviet spies.
- Gertrude Stein's unlikely obsession with detective fiction.
- Julia Rush: rediscovering a founding mother.
- The evolution of Ross Macdonald.
►I ♥ Lists◄
- Fictional characters we'd want to write love letters to.
- Nine novels that show crime and Westerns aren't so different.
- The most memorable "mother villains" in literature.
- Ten little-known children's books by famous writers.
- Eleven works of non-fiction to rival any great thriller novel.
- Nine novels that explore crime and mystery from a child's perspective.
- Librarians at the Edmonton Public Library have listed seven of the best cozy mystery series.
- The best narrative non-fiction crime books written by reporters.
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!