Another week has sailed by. Denis learned that super glue can work well with pool pump repairs, and he also finished going through all his "stuff" on his side of the office closet. Now we can schedule a pickup to get what we no longer need a step closer to people who want it.
I've finished up some small projects and have almost completed another afghan. I think I want to make sure everyone is nice and warm this winter. (And don't tell anyone... I received a big box of yarn this week, too!)
I've seen several ads on Facebook for things that I would dearly love to have (but don't necessarily need), but after seeing some of the nightmares friends and acquaintances have had after ordering something from a Facebook ad, I've made it a hard and fast rule never to indulge. Naturally, a company is trying to make me break my rule by having some perfect t-shirts and totes. What do you think? Think this t-shirt suits me?
Speaking of perfect, I've lost track but the Phoenix metro area has had at least 34 days of 110°F. temperatures or higher. Since when did 110 become the perfect number?
I'm going to mosey out to the link corral before the sun gets any higher. Head 'em up! Moooove 'em out!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Hank Phillippi Ryan shares a reporter's tips for going undercover.
- A four-year-old has landed a book deal for his "astonishing" poetry.
- How books became cheap.
- A university is turning historical Mexican recipes into free eBooks.
- In turbulent times, culling my book collection gave me the illusion of control. Then the dilemmas began multiplying.
- What the first women voters experienced when registering for the 1920 election.
- It's time for more period dramas to embrace the diversity of people of color.
- The power of flawed lists. How The Bookman invented the best seller.
- What scientists know about how children spread COVID-19.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- An Inca llama carving has been recovered from the depths of Lake Titicaca.
- Modern technology is revealing ancient Egyptian tattooing.
- A rare Chinese vase found in a pet-filled home sells for $9 million.
- Archaeologists have pinpointed the original location of Stonehenge boulders.
- CT scans are revealing miniature mummies' surprising contents.
- An antique vampire slaying kit from the early 1900s goes big at auction.
- Museums once coated native cultural objects in toxic pesticides.
- Found: A letter from Frederick Douglass about the need for better monuments.
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
- Wild bees are worth $1.5 billion for six U.S. crops.
- When did people start keeping pets?
- Here's a video of a helpful tabby cat leaping up to retrieve a package coming through the front door mail slot.
- River otters take party pooping to a new level.
- Dinosaurs suffered from cancer, too.
- Should plants and animals that relocate because of climate change be considered invasive?
- Watch a limber mob of bighorn sheep effortlessly scramble up a steep mountainside in Montana.
- What a Crowdsourced study taught us about how dogs learn.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
- Dublin: a city of books, and a city with a serious crime fiction tradition.
- Discover the UK's historic books.
- For sale: the most haunted mansion in Ireland.
- Temples of literature: Writers' houses in pictures.
- This Cape Cod island opened to the public for the first time in 300 years.
- William Wordsworth's former Somerset home, Alfoxton Park, was sold to a Buddhist charity.
- The urine deflectors of Fleet Street.
- You can do outdoor yoga with lemurs at this hotel in England.
- The Kansas homestead of America's first serial killer family is up for sale.
- Rosalind Franklin was so much more than the "wronged heroine" of DNA.
- Olivia de Havilland, star of Hollywood's Golden Age, has died at the age of 104.
- Women proved to be exceptional pilots during World War II. (Probably due to the fact that they weren't allowed to have guns on the planes they flew, so they had to use their little grey cells to fly out of trouble.)
- Captain Wendy Rexon and First Officer Kelly Rexon, the mother-daughter pilot team breaking the 30,000-foot glass ceiling together.
- Whatever happened to Eliot Ness after Prohibition?
- Matteo Stucchi, a brilliant food artist who turns boring cakes into imaginative miniature scenes of life.
►I ♥ Lists◄
- Agatha Christie: the great country houses which inspired the tales of Britain's greatest-ever crime writer.
- Gorgeous hoop embroidered landscape scenes. (I can't pick a favorite!)
- Books on Buildings: fifteen bookish murals from around the world.
- Sixteen crime novels that could save humanity.
- Top ten books about adventures.
- Ten classic whodunits every mystery fan needs to read.
- The 36 best crime drama and thriller shows on Amazon Prime: 2020 edition.
- The 57 best crime drama and thriller shows on Netflix: 2020 edition.
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!