Magpies intrigue me. Their brain to body ratio is similar to that of whales or great apes. They recognize themselves in mirrors. And most importantly, they collect shiny things. Some people rather uncharitably call them thieves, but I think of them as collectors, probably because I share the tendency. No, I don't covet anyone's emeralds, but I do flutter around the web and gather ideas for my library. I'm not much of a creator, but I'm a great curator of awesome ideas! I give credit and praise as lavishly as possible. But now it's time see what I can share. Check out my blog on the Magpie Musings page!