Friday, August 21, 2020

A Move 'em Out Weekly Link Round-Up


I don't know what got Denis on board my Clear-Out Train, but once he climbed aboard, he went to town. There was a slight blip in my proceedings when I called Goodwill to schedule a home pickup and discovered that they were no longer doing it due to COVID-19. (The phrase "due to COVID-19" is one of my new least-favorites, but we all just have to deal until we've got this defeated.) I don't know if I'm strange or not, but I can stand piles of stuff in my house only so long before I want them GONE, so we hired someone to take care of this for us. They came to pick up everything yesterday, and I'm loving the new empty spaces.

Speaking of COVID-19, I'm a member of a Facebook group for the village where I grew up-- mostly to keep track of people I grew up with-- and during the first few months of the pandemic, an occasional poster there would tell us all how this was a hoax, yada yada yada. You've all heard the nonsense. Unfortunately, the pandemic has now reached central Illinois, and now there are people posting what they and family members have been experiencing and categorically stating that they don't want to hear any crap about the pandemic being phony. It's so miserably sad that something like this has to happen before people become believers.

On that note, I'm going to leave you with another t-shirt that seems to describe me while I head out to the link corral. Head 'em up! Moooove 'em out! (Oh! Oh! Next week I hope to remember to show you the new additions to my mask wardrobe.)
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Laura Lippman: "My imagination is really dark."
  • The evolution of Dave Robicheaux and the incredible career of James Lee Burke.
  • Why the U.S. sent librarians undercover to gather intelligence during World War II.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

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.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. Oh, yes, that's what I can do. Call someone to pick up my boxes of books and pottery. I can't stand looking at this stuff anymore, and have no one to help during this pandemic. Neighbors have fled. Some can't pick up boxes. Folks are aging. Great idea.

    Now, I love the T-shirt, but I want one that says, "chocolate and books." Wonder if that exists.

    Books arrived today. I'm savoring the anticipation before I open the box. And I am finishing a few things online.

    Will check back in on the links later. Three things to be sure of: death, taxes and Kittling Books Friday links.

    1. There seems to be a t-shirt for everything, so I would imagine there's one for "chocolate and books"!

      I ordered five art books from sellers on Amazon. I'm looking forward to their arrival.

      "Death, Taxes, and Kittling: Books' Friday Links"-- I love it!

  2. That's the thing, Cathy. A lot of people who started out not exactly believing the pandemic was 'real' have learned the hard way that it is all too real. It's heartbreaking, in my opinion. As always, you have such great links! I'm going to check out that Roman mosaic floor. In the meantime, I love that shirt!

    1. I thought the floor was gorgeous, but then I tend to be a fan of mosaics.

  3. James Lee Burke has long fascinated me, and as a result, I have a pretty extensive first edition collection of his Dave Robicheaux books. I've loved those from the beginning. The link you provide is a great look at the man, I think...and reminds me that I need to get hold of his new one. Quickly.

    1. I watched a virtual event that Burke did today with Patrick Millikin of The Poisoned Pen.

  4. I love that T-shirt and I think it describes you perfectly. Glad you were able to 'pass along' your clear-out results even if you did have to hire someone to take it away. I'm curious about the article regarding physicists and crime novels.


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