Thursday, February 24, 2022

A Time to Replenish Weekly Link Round-Up


Phoenix experienced a good, soaking rain his week while the high country got quite a bit of snow-- at least a foot in some places. The rain gave the birds a respite from their frenzied nest building, and kept the neighborhood wandering cats from their daily perambulations. Since these two cats are responsible for the deaths of many birds, I wish we'd get more rain.

Denis continues to slowly improve, although he did something ill-advised this week that made him miss his first physical therapy appointment. Sometimes I wonder about the man, and I'll be keeping a close eye on his activities next week so he can get to his rescheduled appointment.

Me? I've been puttering around. I noticed some empty yarn bins in my craft room, so I had to take advantage of a sale and replenish my stock. I'll leave you with a photo of the yarn I purchased for future afghans.

Delft Blue, Clouds (light gray) & Candy Apple Red

Enjoy the links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►The Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►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. Hope Denis makes his next appointment and feels better.

    Like many of the articles, especially on publishing, Black authors, women authors and characters and the animal news. And I always like the lists.

    Bave more links to read.

    1. I'm glad you enjoy the links, Kathy. I have to admit that I have fun rounding them up.

  2. That's very pretty yard, Cathy; I'll bet it'll look great as an afghan or shawl. It's good to hear that Denis is making progress; he's lucky to have you to make sure he gets to his appointments, etc.. The recovery process can take time. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to that tomb in Gaza. Then that shipwreck, I think, even if it's not Cook's ship!

    1. He doesn't have any trouble remembering or getting to his appointments, Margot. What he's recently shown problems with is overdoing it on the day before. The his back goes into a tizzy, and he can't leave the house. THAT'S what I have to play watchdog for.

    2. I was thinking he was overdoing it and then unable to go out. I have experienced that for other reasons, so I recognize the syndrome.

    3. And I know that it's because he feels useless as he watches me do the things he's used to doing. Bless 'im.

    4. That is sad and poignant, too. Maybe he'll be able to do some of those things in awhile. I know the feeling though. I long to be able to do the things I used to do. Aging is tough.

  3. I have set myself a goal of reading 100 books this year which is more than I would normally read. So far, it's going well, but we'll see how it goes for the rest of the year.

    The Poverty Point site has long interested me since a visit there several years ago. It wouldn't surprise me to learn there is more to it than previously thought. I could say the same about Tutankhamun - not that I've visited him but that I'm sure there's more to learn about him.

  4. Nice that you got some much needed rain. Puttering around is one of my favorite things to do 🙂.

    I'm enjoying the lists and the article about yet another mood reader. I have to agree with her about continuing to take on challenges because they get you to read books you wouldn't have picked up otherwise.

    Have a good weekend!

  5. I've just really started exploring your links this week, but a couple of things came to mind.

    I've been counting books as long as I can remember knowing how to read, so I can't imagine now not doing that. But I can understand the self-pressure to keep topping the annual number each year...and how that could take away some of the fun and benefit of all the reading. I guess "counting" just doesn't work for everyone, but for me it has paid off in numerous ways, maybe because I'm not especially worried about what the total reaches every year.

    As for the emphasis on black/minority authors...all for the added awareness of them. But, I do think that they have reached the point now of being so aggressively marketed that it may be starting to backfire on them and their publishers. I'm almost numb to the notifications and ads's the dead horse thing...time to quit beating it.

  6. I understand what you're saying about the promotion of Black and other minority authors, but they've spent such a very very long time with the door slammed shut in their faces that I think they deserve as much attention as possible-- even if it counts as over-saturation.

  7. I agree with you. So much to catch up on. When I was a teenager and began serious reading, there were very few books out by Black authors, and none I could find by Black women.
    Later, I found books were published by authors during hte Harlem Renaissance and I read a few. But I think the attention and publishing is great. But I believe the number of editors and top publishing executives who are people of color is still quite low.

    It's like saying women authors are published too much. When I was a teen, I read Sherlock Holmes, Nero Wolfe and Perry Mason books, perhaps one or two by Agatha Christine, one by Josephine Tey an done by Dorothy Sayers. But that was it. And now there are so many women authors it's an embarrassment of riches. And the more the better! (So we can chew our nails trying to figure out which books to choose.)

  8. Yes. Absolutely. This is what book banners don't like, yet it's what develops our thinking about the world and the people in it.

    I wrote more of a comment, but Google or something swallowed it up.

  9. I had a woman dentist a few years ago who didn't want her children to read books that had characters not in her religion. I said if you have instilled your values in them, they will hold onto them.
    Then I found out they were goin to college and I thought they'll read everything; how great. Reading is so essential to personal growth, understanding other people and the world.


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