Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Links

Saw the Avengers movie last week end. Not bad for a superhero movie. The story was a little predictable, but who cares? The CGI was awesome.

In other news, I received the Liebster Blog award this week. Thank you, Escape Artist Linda . I’m glad you liked the castle pic. According to the rules, I have to pass this award to five other bloggers. Sounds like a great excuse to read blogs over the weekend.

Friday Link #1
Do you like your eReader? Which do you prefer - a touch screen model or one with physical buttons you can physically feel under your fingers? Turns out you might be able to have the best of both worlds someday. Tactus Technology is already demoing the technology. According to TGDaily:“Tactus uses microfluidic technology to create physical buttons that rise from the touchscreen to give users the experience or feeling of operating a physical keyboard. When no longer needed, the buttons recede back into the touchscreen, leaving no trace of their presence.” Now that sounds like something right out of Harry Potter!

Friday Link #2
For those of you who can’t get enough of Game of Thrones, you can now pick up Beyond The Wall, a series of essays based on G.R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Fire and Ice.” As Wired puts it:, “Beyond the Wall contains contributions from fantasy authors and science fiction experts and takes a closer look at everything from the history and timekeeping in Westeros to the recurring themes of feminism and power in the series to Petyr Baelish’s barely contained sanity. The book is kicked off with an excellent defense of the fantasy genre by the incomparable R.A. Salvatore.”

That's it for this Friday.  Have a great weekend.


  1. Congrats on the award! I was very excited when I got my first award. Lately I've been ignoring awards because searching for blogs to receive them takes away from my writing time. Instead I'm posting pre-scheduled indie author books or subjects brought up in critique group.

    That e-reader sounds awesome. I like my kindle keyboard, but I do wish it had a touch screen too.

  2. Yeah, the movie was great. My wife even liked it.

    Congrats on the blog award!

    And yes, I love my eReader (Kindle app on Android tablet.) I like touch screen for my tablet, buttons for my phone, and loud clicking keys at my PC.

  3. Whhhaaat? That's crazy about the touchscreen! I can't imagine...