Yesterday, I told you of my intentions to chill for a few days, but since I already had this batch of links rounded up, I wasn't about to deprive you of them. Enjoy! I'll just be chillin' in the pool and reading good books!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Falling in love with The Rockford Files all over again.
- A newly launched literary rights group has acquired the estates of twelve authors.
- How the Black Death gave rise to British pub culture.
- The AR app brings the Northern Lights and other natural phenomena into your living room.
- Common misconceptions about famous books and authors.
- Nine educational Livestreams coming from historical sites in the United States.
- How a few sick tobacco plants led scientists to unravel the truth about viruses.
- Have we murdered the apostrophe?
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- Home renovations in Norway unearthed a Viking burial.
- The "lady in the well" sheds light on ancient human population movements.
- Is the statue of Uta von Ballenstedt the fairest of them all?
- These strange mortsafes protected deceased bodies from robbers.
- Egypt defies archaeologists' protests by relocating four ancient sphinxes.
- Medieval arrows inflicted injuries that mirror damage caused by modern bullets.
- Why these ancient Scottish seafarers didn't snack on fish.
- A sinkhole opened near the Pantheon, revealing 2,000-year-old Roman paving stones.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- Chimpanzees' termite fishing habits differ by regional groups.
- The already unprecedented rate of wildlife extinctions is accelerating.
- "New" footage of Benjamin, the last Tasmanian tiger ever seen alive.
- A bald eagle nest with eggs has been spotted on Cape Cod for the first time in 115 years.
- A newly discovered pygmy seahorse species is the size of a fingernail.
- A new iguana species has been found hiding in plain sight.
- The house mouse first invaded Europe 6,500 years ago.
- A turtle smashed through a driver's windshield. Poor Yertle!
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- My first thriller: Tess Gerritsen.
- The mansion of Madam C.J. Walker, America's first black female self-made millionaire, gets a new life.
- Ma Rainey, the queer black woman who reinvented the blues.
- Mary Anning: How a poor British carpenter's daughter became "the greatest fossil hunter ever known" (and the subject of one of my favorite tongue twisters when I was a child).
- Carl Cotton, the black taxidermist who made history at Chicago's Field Museum.
- Bessie Stringfield, the bad-ass black motorcycle queen of the 1930s.
►I ♥ Lists◄
- Twenty-eight Little Free Libraries that are so adorable it hurts.
- Seven crime novels where vengeance is completely justified.
- Nine thrillers featuring writers as characters.
- Ten books that challenge racism.
- Ten essential Australian novels.
- Eleven hilarious, heartwarming books to read when you need a good laugh.
- Twelve gripping stories for readers who love suspenseful books like Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
- Eleven multi-voice audiobooks for an immersive experience.
That's all for this week! Stay safe! Stay healthy! And don't forget to curl up with a good book!