Friday, December 25, 2020

A Serene Weekly Link Round-Up


I've written something in this space FIVE times and erased it all FIVE times. Whatever I write sounds as though I'm pontificating, and I'm not in the mood for that. So... I'll confine myself to two things.

One, thank you to my Secret Santa. You know who you are, you sweetheart, you.

Two, just a mention that this holiday season is undoubtedly a strange one for most of us. One for the books, so to speak. But no matter how strange it is, I continue to be blessed by your fellowship. You are all such amazing people, and I'm glad that my blog has connected us all in some small way.

However we're feeling this holiday season, we're all in this together, so let's have a virtual group hug for those who are celebrating, and for those who are not. For those who are happy, and for those who are not.

Whatever your circumstances, here's a heartfelt hug.


►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►Some Holiday Spirit◄
►The Happy Wanderer◄
►A Crafty Gem◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
  • One of my favorites: Wes Studi has been named on of the twenty-five greatest actors of the century by the New York Times.
  • Jean-Patrick Manchette: inside the decades-long effort to bring a master of French crime fiction to American readers.
  • Mahinda Dasanayaka of Sri Lanka runs a mobile library for children.
  • Retired school teacher Antonio La Cava operates a tiny mobile library in remote areas of Italy.
►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! 
(Hopefully you received some today.)


  1. Peace and joy to you, too, Cathy. This year has been a very strange one, but we're all still here. So, yes, let's share the peace and work for a good new year. Now, I'd like to look at that mosaic! And I can just imagine Newton saying something like, 'The dog ate my notes.' ;-)

    1. And I would imagine that Newton's teacher would have the same reaction as one would today!

  2. Thanks, Cathy, for your wonderful blog, one of my first steps of the day. Your commentary, book reviews, news of new books and family histories are just fascinating and uplifting.
    Here's best wishes to you for the upcoming year in health and books.
    And my hopes for the vaccines to be effective and available to all essential workers and low-income communities, that the virus is controlled, and that jobs/income and food be made available ot all.
    Thanks so much for this blog.

    1. The best of wishes for you, Kathy, in the coming year. Thank you for being a part of Kittling: Books. *HUG*

  3. Peace, joy, and hugs for you this holiday season! Your blog is a very definite bright spot, and I look forward to reading and commenting more in the coming year.

    1. I look forward to "seeing" you more, too, Kate!

  4. Thank you for the group hug. Looking at the sidebar, "The Faberge" title looks very good.

    1. I'm a quarter of the way through The Fabergé Secret, and-- so far-- it's not as good as I'd hoped.

  5. I feel a certain sense of relief to be turning the page on 2020, Cathy, even though I know that nothing much will be different for at least the next several months. But it is a mark of progress...of some sort...I tell myself.


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