Friday, July 19, 2019

An Enjoying the Summer Weekly Link Round-Up

Not much to report here at Casa Kittling. The monsoon season has yet to begin. Our new windows for the house are being made. Denis and I are having fun watching trivia game shows and getting fits of giggles. Well, neither one of us actually giggles, but you get the picture. Life is good, and we're having fun.

Deborah DeWit's "Summer"
Speaking of pictures, here's one of my favorites, Deborah DeWit's "Summer." It's a favorite because it reminds me of summer days in my childhood. The outdoors has always been one of my favorite places to read, although growing up in central Illinois meant that there were several months when it was too cold to do so.

I tended to prefer reading in a place of concealment. Not because I was shirking chores or trying to hide what I was reading. No, my penchant for hiding was due to two things. One, I didn't want my reading disturbed by humans. Two, if I stayed still while I was reading, chances were good that critters would come within range. Yep, books and critters have been two very important things my entire life, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I'd better check on those links in the corral. It's almost pool time, and I have to decide which of three books I'm going to read this afternoon. Head 'em up! Moooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • Biologists have discovered an underwater octopus city, and they're calling it Octlantis
  • Decades after DDT was banned, it still impacts Canadian lakes.
  • Minnesota will pay residents to grow bee-friendly lawns.
  • A survey shows your cat's attitude is closely linked to its breed. 
  • Ancient dogs weren't the workhorses we thought they were.
  • The mysterious bison herd roaming on an island off the California coast.
  • A longhorn steer from Alabama has a horn span wider than the Statue of Liberty's face.

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Sarah Stewart, the woman who revealed the missing link between viruses and cancer.
  • Joy Harjo has become the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate. 
  • Mitzi Roberts is a real-life Michael Connely character in the LAPD, and she's gunning for Harry Bosch's job.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►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. Sometimes, 'not much to report' is a good thing, Cathy. It's nice when there's no extra drama or trouble. And I know exactly what you mean about not wanting your reading to be interrupted! I have a T-shirt that says, 'If the Book is Open, I'm Busy!' Glad things are going smoothly. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a Stone Age settlement to explore...


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