There really is nothing to see here. We're waiting for the delivery of our exercise equipment. I've polished the dining room floor in anticipation. The center one of my three monitors has gone belly up, and I'm waiting on delivery of a new one. (Because once I went to three monitors, I realized that I'd never willingly go back to one... or even two.) Denis is learning that he's more than capable of pool filter repair. I'm scanning photos and artwork.
So I'll show you another t-shirt and be on my merry way out to the link corral. Head 'em up! Moooove 'em out!
►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
- Kuwait relaxes book censorship laws after banning thousands of titles.
- How are crime authors going to address the pandemic in their new books?
- Teresa Dovalpage and Uva de Aragón discuss Cuban fiction, food, and writing across languages.
- The greatest crime film of all-time: The Third Man.
- People want to support their local bookstores. They could be hurting them instead.
- Why are we so fascinated by houses in literature?
- The National Gallery of Art has acquired its first painting by a Native American artist.
- Sherlock Holmes at the womanly art of self-defense.
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
- A lost medieval sacristy and burial grounds have been unearthed at Westminster Abbey.
- A fallen boulder at the Grand Canyon has revealed prehistoric reptile footprints.
- Gold-hunting diggers are destroying Sudan's priceless past.
- A trove of 1,000-year-old gold coins have been unearthed in Israel.
- Recreate the ancient Egyptian recipes painted on tomb walls.
- A rediscovered early medieval potion could be the future of antibiotics.
- Gandhi's glasses were found sticking out of a British mailbox with a note attached.
- Read thousands of Abraham Lincoln's newly transcribed letters online.
- A record-breaking 60,000 flamingos flocked to southern France.
- The secret behind a new insect repellent's potent punch is found in grapefruit.
- A sole-searching, shoe-swiping fox was caught in Germany.
- Monkeys' attraction to burned grasslands may offer clues to human ancestors' mastery of fire.
- A gregarious pet goose gleefully greets her human whenever he returns and yells "Daddy's home!"
- The statue of Sallie Ann Jarrett (a dog) at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
- A pair of lazy gray wolves howl while lying down.
- An octopus plays a determined game of tug of war with a freediver's GoPro.
- Makeshift refuges: Edith Wharton's home-building.
- Fabien Cousteau, Jacques Cousteau's grandson, wants to build the international space station of the sea.
- The life and legacy of "founding mother" Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton.
- Mary Golda Ross: the first Native American aerospace engineer and space race pioneer.
- Seventeen-year-old Kay Petersen has won a $250,000 prize at the nation's most prestigious science fair for her hunger-fighting tool.
- Dr. Gerty Cori, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for medicine, revolutionized biochemistry.
- Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison are among the Women of the Century for arts, literature, and media.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
►I ♥ Lists◄
- Death at the fair: a cozy mystery tradition.
- Fourteen thrilling reads for fans of Daniel Silva.
- Nine books set in U.S. national parks that are almost as refreshing as a vacation in nature.
- Seven novels that use weather to enhance the suspense.
- A database of 5,000 historical cookbooks is now online, and you can help improve it.
- Eight books with settings so cold you'll forget about the summer heat.
- Eight unsettling historical thrillers that will haunt you until the last page.
- Top ten Scottish crime novels.
- Twisted siblings and the new era of psychological thrillers.
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!