This is officially my last Week-End Review of 2009! Although it seemed to get more reader response when I posted it on Saturdays, I’m still not sorry I moved it to Fridays. However, I won’t be posting one on Christmas Day – and I certainly hope you’ll have better things to do next Friday than look for it, anyway! I’m not certain yet whether I’ll be posting on January 1; I suspect that the amount of link fodder out there will slow down a lot over the next couple of weeks. Regardless, the Week-End Review will be back at the end of the first week of 2010!
Also at the end of the first week of January: Bloggiesta is back! While this “blogging marathon” is hosted by a book blogger, Natasha extends the invitation to the broader blogiverse:
“…I’d love to welcome anybody who has a blog who would like to write content or improve their blog to join in. In addition to adult, kidlit, YA, romance, mystery, historical fiction, non-fiction, and publishing book blogs any other bloggers are welcome. Movie blog? TV blog? Mommy blog? Gardening blog? Photography blog? All are welcome!”
This three-day weekend event – don’t worry, you don’t have to participate for anywhere near 72 hours! – is meant to give you the chance to get lots of blog housekeeping done, while being cheered on by (and borrowing ideas from) other bloggers with the same plan. It’s scheduled for early January to help get your blog off to a great start in the New Year. Find all the details, including suggested blogging activities and sign-up info, over at Maw Books Blog.
I’ve even made a button – it’s right down below, and it’s also posted in the right-hand sidebar. You’re welcome to grab it and use it whenever you post your own Tuesday Tangents!
Dispatches: Links of the Week
I WISH I had the time to “Do Nothing But Read” this Sunday, December 20, but it’s five days before Christmas and the to-do list is just a bit too intense! (But maybe I’ll have my own DNBR day during my vacation week between Christmas and New Year’s.) Are you joining in?
There’s still time for another holiday gift guide (and one reason I like this one is that it mentions books I haven’t heard about before!). Speaking of books and gifts, these are the books she’s giving this year; she’s giving books to a dozen girls; and some kids already know that books can be the perfect gift
Your “best” may not be my “best,” and just because it’s a favorite doesn’t necessarily mean it’s “best” anyway
Maybe lots of things actually taste better than “skinny” feels?
We’re all “those people,” really
Still working on your disclosure policy? Here’s some inspiration
Panic in Aisle 5, via Not Always Right
New Arrivals in my Google Reader
OK, so who’s going to be trying to finish up their Christmas shopping this weekend? We’ve done most of that, but the house isn’t ready, so we’ll be tree-trimming on Saturday and Sunday!