Thursday, September 16, 2021

A This 'n' That Weekly Link Round-Up


Things are going well here at Casa Kittling. No one has doctor's appointments. Nothing's broken and needs to be serviced or repaired. (Knock wood.) Denis and I are making plans to check out the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale. Evidently, it's one of the top-rated museums in the country and we've never been there, so we have to remedy that. Naturally, we'll share our visit whenever we do go. 

I'm also digging through a bunch of older photos on my computer in order to put together a blog post, all because of a book I read recently. Preston and Child's second Nora Kelly mystery The Scorpion's Tail really got me thinking (and reliving) some of the trails Denis and I have been on. Trails that took us well off the beaten path to show us so many things that make Arizona special. Trails that were even a bit scary. So that will be coming up soon.

While I'm talking about upcoming events, I might as well give you a heads up about Monday. Monday will be the first day of a Four Book Giveaway that will give you an opportunity to win an autographed book written by a favorite author... or to sample a book from one you've never read before. That's one of the things I like so much about giveaways-- you have the chance to sample new authors at absolutely no cost to you. 

Enjoy the links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►The Wanderer◄
►Craftsmanship & Artistry◄
  • Using nothing but everyday newspaper, expert paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama crafts realistic, exquisitely detailed sculptures of the animal kingdom.
►Fascinating Folk◄
  • How the U.S. government deployed Grandma Moses overseas during the Cold War. 
  • Keith Roysdon: All I really need to know I learned covering homicides.
  • McIlvanney and Me: Ian Rankin remembers the man who created Tartan Noir.
  • Calvin Graham, the tragic teen hero of World War II.
  • Richard Osman: "No one's born a crime writer. I write crime because I read it."
  • Seventeen-year-old Ku Stevens recently honored his great-grandfather by retracing his boarding school escape.
►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 everything's going smoothly right now, Cathy. That lull can be so nice! I'll be really interested in hearing about your visit to the musical instrument museum; it sounds fascinating and I'll bet there are some beautiful instruments to see. I'm off to check out those Mesopotamian artifacts and that monastery!

    1. We've been to the museum, and it's absolutely fabulous! The problem is, I took so many photos that it's going to be difficult to sort through them all to decide which ones to share.

  2. So nice to have a quiet week for a change and a museum visit to look forward to! Lots of interesting links this week, I better get busy.

    Have a good weekend!

  3. I've just crawled back out of the wormhole created by all these fun links...time flies in there. LOL

    1. You just made me think of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine! LOL

  4. When did you put in a link about octopi? I can't find it.

    1. I know that I've included more than one link to octopi in the past, but I can't remember exactly when. If I've got time in the near future (and can remember), I'll go through some of the past round-ups to see if I can find what you're talking about.

  5. I found it and was laughing at the female octopi throwing stuff at males that were harassing them. So these creatures think!
    Need a Mee Too Movement for sea creatures!

    1. Yes. It's good to see that some of them have found ways to retaliate.

  6. That's Me Too Movement. (I'm tired today)


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