Thursday, March 07, 2024

The Best Kind of Luck Weekly Link Round-Up


What's the best kind of luck? For a reader, it could be considered a run of "Best Reads." Four of the last seven books I've read I've rated A+. I don't remember ever having a run of luck this good. Who knows? The run could be over, but it's certainly put a smile on my face!
Nothing much is going on around here other than the usual. The doctor's office called to schedule my annual physical, and I'll be glad to get that out of the way before Daisy and Suzanne come for their visit at the end of the month. 
I definitely intend to have a talk with my doctor. Something's wrong with me that can be killed by antibiotics, but both my primary care physician and the doctor at the wound care clinic seem to be afraid of keeping me on them long enough for good-old-whatever-it-is to be killed once and for all. I know their worries about antibiotics, but I am sick to death of the merry-go-round that I'm on. It's time to get off, blast it!

Spring is showing itself more and more. I'm looking forward to visits to the Desert Botanical Garden to see all the blooms, and I'm hoping that Denis and I will figure out a way to discourage all these pesky starlings that won't keep all the other birds away. I wish I could train the kestrel that visits for a weekly bath to chase starlings, but I know that's a bit too much to ask!
Enjoy the links! 

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Book Banning & Censorship◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
►The Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Tom Baragwanath on becoming an accidental crime novelist.
  • The true story of Pocahontas is more complicated than you might think.
  • James Cook has been using only a typewriter to create drawings for the last ten years.
  • Jon Foreman turns found stones and shells into beautiful beach installations.
  • Paul McCartney was reunited with his bass guitar that disappeared 50 years ago-- with a little help from his fans.
  • Meet Smithsonian scientist Dr. Dave Pawson who has spent decades exploring the ocean depths.
  • Anaxagoras and the eclipse: the first to get it right.
  • Mary Jackson: Black women were also lynched.
►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.

No matter how busy you may be, don't forget that quality Me Time curled up with a good book!


  1. I hope you get your health situation cleared up, Cathy. It's so frustrating to be on a medical merry-go-round. But I am glad you've had some great reads lately! I want to go visit that Argentine rock art, but I'll be back!

    1. You just sounded like Arnold, Margot! LOL

  2. Good luck with your doctor visit. I have one this upcoming week with a new primary care in our area. My previous one here retired. Sigh. I really, really liked her. Ha!

    1. I had the same experience with my dentist, and I have yet to find a suitable replacement. *sigh*

  3. I'm praying for good results for you from that doctor visit! Thanks for the links; I like having the list start with the books for a change. And I'm going to be sad for a while about Flaco.

  4. Book banning and the war on school libraries continues, unfortunately, to be an ongoing story here in Texas. How sad that this should be true here in the 21st century. All good wishes for the resolution of your health issues. I can empathize all too easily.

    1. Sometimes, getting one of those folks to actually listen to you is the hardest part.

  5. So many A+ books in one month is awesome. And I wish you luck at the doctors!


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