Shaking the (Blogging) Family Tree–Throwback Thursday #Selfiebration

Shaking the (Blogging) Family Tree–Throwback Thursday #Selfiebration

When I started thinking about Jenna‘s latest BlogHer #Selfiebration question, “What Does Your Blogging Family Tree Look Like?”, I was stumped. I’ve been blogging for nearly seven and a half years, and the paths I once shared with many bloggers have diverged, or dead-ended for one reason or another, along the way. Then I realized that one thing about having blogged for so long is that at one time or another, I’ve probably mentioned some of those who helped form me as a blogger…whether they know it or not. For Throwback Thursday, I’m shaking the tree with an update of a post from my second Blogiversary, […]

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Weekly Geeks’ 10 Things, plus Top 10 Book-Blogging Things!

Weekly Geeks’ 10 Things, plus Top 10 Book-Blogging Things!

The current Weekly Geeks theme revisits one of Dewey’s original topics for the meme: Ten Things About Books and YOU. Here are mine: The current population of TBR Purgatory is 326. I give up book-buying for Lent every year, and this year it’s been surprisingly easy to stick to it. For one thing, I’m getting better about wish-listing books so I won’t forget I’m interested in them, but I think the bigger factor is that I’m really aware of how big TBR Purgatory is now – and feeling the weight of it! There really aren’t as many books in the various […]

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The Year in Review: ‘Riting and Randomness, 2009

The Year in Review: ‘Riting and Randomness, 2009

I “borrowed” this first line meme from Kristen at BookNAround – it suggests that taking the first line of the first post of each month of the year will make an interesting portrait of your blogging year. I guess it depends on how you define “interesting,” but let me know if you can spot a theme here. I don’t see one, other than the fact that several of my “firsts” were Weekend Assignments. However, you may notice that I was providing disclosure statements about my review books before all that FTC business got started… January: I’m not a stickler for […]

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Saturday Special: You’ve got Q’s, I’ve got A’s

Saturday Special: You’ve got Q’s, I’ve got A’s

The “Saturday Review” will be back next week in its regularly scheduled time slot. Due to blog-reading backlog as a side effect of Disneyland, it’s being pre-empted in order to answer questions from this week’s survey responders. (Did you take the survey, by the way? It’s not too late!) This is the first installment of “You’ve got Q’s, I’ve got A’s” – another will be posted soon, so don’t worry if your query isn’t addressed in this edition. Inspired by the “Reader Spotlight” feature on Maw Books Blog, I’d like to talk a little bit about each responder in addition […]

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Blogiversary, part 1: Crossing between communities – a reflection

Blogiversary, part 1: Crossing between communities – a reflection

In a recent comment about some links in one of my Saturday Reviews, Lenore said… “Gosh I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Mommy blogs. I am very focused in my blog reading on book blogs I guess.” I’m definitely less focused. My interests are pretty wide-ranging, and so is my blog reading. On the Internet, I’m a bit of a wanderer, but I find that I have two communities that feel like home: the “book bloggers,” and the “mom bloggers.” I launched this blog two years ago today, and it seems to me that much of […]

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WG 2009-01: Bloggy favorites, worthy of an award!

WG 2009-01: Bloggy favorites, worthy of an award!

***One of the hazards of pre-scheduling my posts is that I miss things that don’t get advance announcement, and then I have to play catch-up. Yesterday was officially DeLurking Day across the blogiverse! Well, let’s go ahead and observe it here today instead – please come out of hiding and leave a comment, whether you do so regularly, or you rarely (or never) have before!**** ===================================== Welcome to the return of Weekly Geeks! We took a break for six weeks to give us time to honor Dewey, regroup and decide how to proceed. It takes a village to keep Dewey’s […]

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Weekend Assignment #237 – Spending Spree: $10K, one week – GO!

Weekend Assignment #237 – Spending Spree: $10K, one week – GO!

In the midst of all this unsettling economic news, Karen is encouraging us to engage in some retail therapy in this Weekend Assignment. Weekend Assignment #237: A long-lost relative dies and leaves you $10,000. But there’s a catch: the will states that it cannot be saved, invested, given to charity or used to pay bills. You’ve got a week to spend it all. (Anything left over will be used to buy tiny wheelchairs for injured pigeons.) What will you do with the dough? Hmm, I could use some new bookcases. I never seem to have enough space for all my […]

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BBAW Appreciates Our Friend Amy!

BBAW Appreciates Our Friend Amy!

Book Blogger Appreciation Week has been SO much fun! I’ve discovered some new additions to my “books” blogroll – you’ll see those in my “Saturday Review” post tomorrow – won a couple of prizes, and seen some friends acclaimed as BBAW Award winners. But all of this wouldn’t have happened without the inspiration – and very hard work – of My Friend Amy. As quoted by Sassymonkey on BlogHer, Amy’s rationale for organizing BBAW was this: Book blogging is for most a hobby. But it’s a hobby that takes a lot of work and time. It’s a labor of love. […]

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BBAW miscellany, featuring The Book Blogger Interview: Bermudaonion!

BBAW miscellany, featuring The Book Blogger Interview: Bermudaonion!

One of the activities Amy arranged for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is an interview swap, in which she paired up two participating bloggers to interview each other via e-mail and post the Q&A. Today, those interviews are posting across the BBAW participant blogiverse, so it’s a great chance to get to know some book-blogging folks a little better. Please welcome Kathy of Bermudaonion’s Weblog to The 3 R’s for a little blogger-to-blogger Q&A! She’s a relatively new arrival to the book-blogging world, but from the looks of her blog, she has jumped right in and embraced it all. She  lives […]

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BBAW Kickoff: A Survey and a Giveaway!

BBAW Kickoff: A Survey and a Giveaway!

My Friend Amy sent out this little survey to the bloggers who registered for Book Blogger Appreciation Week, but since I didn’t get it done in time to send back to her and get it counted, I’m just answering the questions here as my own little kickoff event. Feel free to leave your own answers in the comments, and there could be something in it for you – just keep reading to find out more! 1) What is the craziest place you’ve ever read? I really don’t know. I’ve read almost everywhere, including at sporting events and while waiting in […]

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