Welcome to the 20th edition of Lovely Links! I hope you enjoy the fun and interesting things I've seen around the internet lately ...
*** All Things Bookish ***
- Ever wonder if there are authors whose books are similar to an author you love? Plug an author's name into the Literature Map and find out!
- What's the deal with Reading Challenges? This blogger shares the benefits she's gained from her experiences with them.
- A great post on the how and why of writing book reviews, found thanks to this post.
*** History and Historical Fun ***
- A mock Roman naval battle in New York City? Yup, it happened.
- Speaking of naval battles, check out this article about King Henry VIII's flagship "Mary Rose" which sank in a 1545 battle. So many artifacts have been recovered - and there are pictures!
- Check out this home video from way back when Disneyland first opened - you won't believe how bright and colorful everything looks!
- A naval discovery from the War of 1812 practically in my back yard - VERY cool.
*** Nature ***
- A hidden valley discovered containing 40 new species! Think that's science fiction? Nope, it is fact. And there are even real-life R.O.U.Ses!
- These baby turtles are possibly the cutest ugly little things I've ever seen.
That's all for now. Until next time ...