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2010 in Review – ‘Riting: Here and There…

2010 in Review – ‘Riting: Here and There…

Image via Wikipedia (If you think you’ve read this post before, you may be right – it accidentally got published a couple of weeks ago, and got into the feed before I could pull it back to the correct date. Oops!) Total posts in 2010: 305  – includes 11 guest posts, 10 progress updates during two 24-Hour Readathons, and 30 daily posts in November for NaBloPoMo Most-viewed 2010 post: “My Festival of Books Report, 2010 edition”, 4/27/2009 Most-viewed older post: “Vacation Books and Beach Reads”, 8/6/2009 I’m always curious to see which posts get the most reads during the course […]

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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 Review 1-17-08: Pre-long-weekend/Inauguration edition

Saturday Review 1-17-08: Pre-long-weekend/Inauguration edition

Bulletin Board **** I screwed up and missed the official DeLurking Day this past Monday, so I issued a second-chance invitation for lurkers to come out and comment on Tuesday’s post. If you didn’t take me up on it then, please consider this your second second chance – speak up and say hello! **** Y’all know I participate in the “Weekend Assignment” writing exercises based at Outpost Mâvarin. Karen‘s been asking for topic ideas. I sent her a few last week, and now I am “guest professor” this week! This is the prompt: You have a six-month paid sabbatical, and […]

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The year in review, part 2: ‘Riting

The year in review, part 2: ‘Riting

Participating in NaBloPoMo last year was good experience in establishing a schedule for writing and posting, and I wanted to carry it forward into 2008. I was also discovering that I wanted to do more posts that gave me a chance to stretch my muscles with the “second R” in my blog title. Of the 157 posts (at this count) labeled as “‘riting,” 98 of them were done in 2008, so it looks like there’s been a lot more writing around here this year, and I’m pleased about that. I’m including excerpts from, and links to, some posts from that […]

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5 To Read on Friday: Links of the Week, November 6

5 To Read on Friday: Links of the Week, November 6

It has been over a year since I last posted a Friday link round-up, but since I am attempting to do NaBloPoMo this week (you read that right–I’m taking this month one week at a time), it seemed like a good excuse to resurrect it!  “NaBloPoMo is your experience. It’s your 30-day posting process, and you can use the space on your blog in any way you choose: You can access daily prompts through BlogHer. You can post a work in progress. You can experiment with a new style of writing. You can join in with NaBloPoMo to bring you back from a writing […]

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Weekend Cooking: Albondigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

Weekend Cooking: Albondigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

Even though we don’t seem to be having much of a winter here in Southern California this year, it still feels like it should be soup season, and this soup is perfect for cooking on the weekend. I grew up with an Italian interpretation of meatballs, served with macaroni and a red sauce (often on Sundays at my great-aunts’ apartment). The homemade meatballs in my husband’s family kitchen were served in the Mexican soup called Albondigas. His Mexican grandmother taught his non-Mexican mother her recipe, and his mother passed it on to me. And I lost it. But I’ve adapted a version […]

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Sunday Salon: Thankfully Reading, and (Weekend) Cooking Too!

Sunday Salon: Thankfully Reading, and (Weekend) Cooking Too!

I didn’t officially sign up for Jenn’s Thankfully Reading Weekend, but I’m thankful that I have gotten some reading time in every day since Thursday, and hope to continue the trend today. I finished one very long e-book, my last read for Kim and Leslie’s Nonfiction November, and started on the two January releases I’ll be reviewing for Shelf Awareness (I’d like to start 2014 right on time over there, which means getting my reviews in three to four weeks in advance of publication dates). I also got all of my Nonfiction November reviews written this weekend–even though none will post […]

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2001: A Blogging Odyssey–Reflections and Projections After 2000 Posts

2001: A Blogging Odyssey–Reflections and Projections After 2000 Posts

It has taken 6 years and almost 7 months to accumulate 2000 posts on The 3 R’s Blog, but it happened yesterday. Post number 2001 seems like a good place to pause and consider how I got here, and where to go now that I am here. The last time I reviewed blog stats was the end of 2011 (I only looked at reading stats in 2012). I think this is a good occasion to revisit them, with a little bit of context from each year of the blog’s life. Care to come along? 2007: 332 posts for the year […]

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Question Time! Part Two: The Blogging Life

Question Time! Part Two: The Blogging Life

I offered a bonus entry in my Blogiversary Giveaway to anyone who asked me a question (I will be announcing the winners tomorrow!). Last week I took on a variety of queries; this post primarily but not exclusively includes the ones specific to the blogging life. Sheila from Book Journey asks: “5 years… what things have changed since you started blogging?  Community?  Your own style of posting?” My reflections on the five-year milestone are the long-winded answer to this question, but in response to the items Sheila singles out: I didn’t really have a community when I started, and it took quite […]

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Sunday Salon 4/18: Get your Festival of Books tickets!

Sunday Salon 4/18: Get your Festival of Books tickets!

If you’re planning to be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (at UCLA) next weekend, don’t forget that tickets for the panels will be available at NOON TODAY! Tickets are $1.00 each (Ticketmaster processing fee), are limited to four per session/eight per person, and are required for the panel sessions on both Saturday and Sunday. Of course, there will also be plenty of exhibitors and vendors to visit too – what’s a book festival if you can’t buy books? And what makes a book festival better than sharing it with other book bloggers? I recently e-mailed a list […]

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