Thoughts on Thursday: So Much Social Media, So Little Time…

Thoughts on Thursday: So Much Social Media, So Little Time…

My sixth blogiversary is this weekend. I’m not planning a big blowout for this one, but I’ll be marking the occasion in the Sunday Salon. I hope you’ll stop by then to share some reminiscing and reflecting with me! When I started doing my thing here, Facebook had only recently opened up to people who weren’t still living in dorms, a “tweet” was the sound a bird makes, and all “the kids” were on MySpace. Most internet users who weren’t “kids” kept lists of their favorite websites bookmarked in their browsers and visited them regularly to check out what was […]

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13 for '13…More or Less

13 for '13…More or Less

I’m not much for New Year’s Resolutions, because I don’t think there’s anything particularly sacred about January 1 as a benchmark for starting good habits, ending bad ones, or making general life changes. Therefore, the first item on my list is: Revisit, re-evaluate, and recommit to the following twelve items on this list as often as necessary, even if it’s several times a day. And with that out of the way, here’s what I want to try to make better in the year ahead, more or less: Less sugar Less salt More vegetables More drinking water Less sitting More movement […]

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Welcome to The 3 R’s Blog!

Welcome to The 3 R’s Blog!

Whether you’re visiting The 3 R’s Blog for the first time because we met at BlogHer’10 or you’re a regular, I’d like to welcome you and thank you for coming by! Please visit my About Me and My Blog page to get some idea of what you’re in for around here. I’ve been here since March 2007, and I blog primarily, but not exclusively, about books.  You can find all book-inspired posts under the “reading” label, and alphabetized links to all my book reviews on their “index” page. The books I write about are a mix of those I purchase […]

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Week-End Review – FoB Hangover edition

Week-End Review – FoB Hangover edition

I missed the tweet originally, but my friend Mike fixed that situation with a DM: Mjfrig: Pamie linked to your blog. You’re famous! 🙂  Wait, what? A quick Twitter search turned up what he was talking about: pamelaribon: Photographic proof I was at Nerd Fest. (And this girl does have a name like a beautiful nemesis.) http://tinyurl.com/34tu5st #LATFOB Never underestimate the power of the linkage, folks – or of Twitter, for that matter. Oh, and having blog business cards. When I met authors to ask them to sign their books at the Festival of Books last weekend, I’d stick one […]

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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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We interrupt our regular schedule for a Read-a-thon Preview!

We interrupt our regular schedule for a Read-a-thon Preview!

There’s a 24 Hour Read-a-thon going on tomorrow, starting at 5 AM Pacific time. (On Saturday?! Oh, what the heck, I get up at 4:30 most mornings anyway.) I have the day off from work today to get some chores and errands out of the way before the event gets started, and another vacation day on Monday for additional recovery time! I posted my prospective reading list in my Sunday Salon post earlier this week. I’ve thrown a couple of other books into the mix since then (partly because I finished the book I reviewed yesterday and pulled another out […]

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Book Review Policy: information for publicists and authors

Book Review Policy: information for publicists and authors

UPDATED 3/1/10: I am not an especially fast reader, and I have a family, a full-time job, and other responsibilities unrelated to book blogging. In order to fulfill the review obligations I already have pending, I will only accept a limited number of new review offers – please read on to find out more about the sort of books I’ll consider accepting. Thank you for your understanding.  My goal is to post book reviews here at least once a week, on average. I began this blog as a means of recording and remembering the books I read. Authors and publicists […]

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