Friday, November 06, 2020

Loving the USPS Weekly Link Round-Up



Denis has taken some well-deserved time off work. So far, he's spent most of it doing chores around the property-- like putting up a new tarp and working on updating the irrigation system. We're also planning to go to a local nursery to take a look at replacements for the Aleppo pine that was cut down. Do we plan to do something fun? Yes, we do!

I'm still playing catch-up from being ill those few days, so I'll leave you with a photo of some mail I received recently. (You know me, the file size is large so you can see what you need to see!) One is a book I've been waiting for. The second is that greeting card that's staring at you from the shelf above one of my monitors. It's a gorgeous card that's suitable for either Halloween or Día de los Muertos, and it's from a secret fan of Kittling: Books. (Thank you, whoever you are!) It's so pretty that I'm keeping it on that shelf so I can enjoy it.

Now it's time to mosey out to the corral Those links seem to be getting restless. Head 'em up! Moooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►Crafty Little Gems◄
►The Happy Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
  • The friendship between J.M. Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson.
  • Singing Wind Bookshop owner and force of nature Winn Bundy has died at the age of 90. I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with her-- as well as buying some of her books.
  • Author Alice Henderson on why using accurate science in fiction is so important.
  • Rubem Fonseca: modernist crime fiction's reluctant star.
►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.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. Glad you are feeling up to some adventures. I eagerly await photos.
    Thanks for the links, as several interest me.

    And what the heck was going on at the election board with armed people menacing the people counting the votes? That is scary and so undemocratic, to say the least. I can't wait for some sanity, and hope it's on the horizon.

    1. This country has for far too long cultivated the approval of stupidity, and we are just beginning to reap the rewards.

  2. That card is gorgeous, Cathy! And I love the title of your post. The USPS workers are some unsung heroes, especially during this election season, with Covid-19 to boot. They deserve our gratitude and so much more. Now, I'm off to check out those medieval settlements - how interesting!

    1. Yes, the USPS workers deserve so much more, especially with the entire institution being under attack.

  3. Love the card and the cover of your new book! I'm happy to hear that you are feeling better and are able to plan a nice outing. Yes, I'm a fan of the USPS, too--especially now when receiving a package, card, or letter provides a little zest to a day!

    1. Which reminds me, I'm behind on sending cards!

  4. Glad to see you're feeling better now...enjoy the outings!

    Speaking of Dia de los Muertes, have you seen the cover of James Lee Burke's latest novel, A Private Cathedral. One of the celebratory skull creations are smack dab in the middle, making me wonder what the cover is telling me about the novel. I'm only 75 pages into it right now and haven't made the connection to the cover art yet.

    1. Yes, I have seen that cover. Sometimes I don't think there's any relationship between the cover art and the book. Sometimes I think they just go for what looks "cool".

  5. Agree. All hail to the workers of the USPS who have had to deal with so much, including being ordered to defy postal rules and federal laws! Several would not dismantle sorting machines or delay delivery of mail. Friends, retired postal workers, were involved in the campaign to stop the sabotage of the mail.


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