Thursday, July 22, 2021

A Moving Right Along Weekly Link Round-Up

When about the only things a person has to report for the week are that the big senita cactus right outside the living room window is growing new little arms and that the verdin are replacing their nest that was blown out of the cactus by a haboob (dust storm), you know it's been a quiet week. Knitting. Reading. Watching critters. Blogging. Going to get the bandages changed on my leg. Yawn.

So I'll leave you with a funny...

Enjoy the links!

 ►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Former shipbuilder Nathie Katzoff creates spectacular wooden bathtubs that resemble small vessels.
  • Shavarsh Karapetyan, the champion swimmer who saved more than twenty lives.
  • Princess Ka'iulani, the tragic life and global legacy of the last Hawaiian princess.
  • Peter Abrahams (AKA Spencer Quinn) on writing a dog mystery and finding the secret to happiness.
  • Donna Leon: a crime reader's guide to the classics.
►The Happy Wanderer◄
►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.

Don't forget to take the time to curl up with a good book!


  1. Sometimes a quiet week like that can be good, Cathy. People need those periods of calm, I think. I love it that you can watch the cactus grow and the next be replaced. That growth is life-affirming. Now, me, I'm off to that Celtic warrior grave. And then that building in Jerusalem.

  2. I really hope the SAT and ACT are kaput. The really don't mean much. Most kids are not good test takers anyway.

    A quiet week is a good week if you ask me. I am sorry you keep having those leg issues. You do have a good sense of humor about it though. What color did you go with this time?

    I am frustrated by the idiots in my town. I am trying to stay off of community posts about COVID because I want to shake sense into these people. We are headed for another lockdown. For sure and no one will put two and two together and take ownership for their part in it. Nearly 3K positive cases a day in LA County alone. Really not good.

    1. It's deja vu all over again. *sigh*

      Oh. And I went with purple. ;-)

  3. Glad you are having a quiet, uneventful week 🙂. I can so relate to the cartoon.

    I just went down a Donna Leon rabbit hole... And that baby koala bear is the cutest thing!

    Have a good weekend, Cathy!

  4. Sometimes no news is good news - enjoy your weekend!

  5. I love that cartoon! That might be me....ha!

    1. I don't think Denis has ever laid a finger on any of my stacks of books unless I've asked him to do so! LOL

  6. Glad to hear no medical emergencies are stirring things up.

    On the topic of covers that don't show women's faces, I add one more to the mix: "Eternal," by Lisa Scottoline, a sage about three families who face Italian fascism and the holocaust. There was a holocaust in Italy when the Nazis occupied Rome. It was horrible under the Italian fascists and then murderous under the Germans.
    Yet, what does the lovely cover show? A woman's back. She is looking forwards her city of Rome and holding her bicycle. It looks like a romance or light novel. The content is far from it. I wonder if there is a new book category: Romantic Holocaust novels. Or Romance, Fascism, and Nazism.
    It was a good book but the cover is misleading.


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