Show-and-Tell Sunday: NaBloPoMo, 2 Days to Go

Show-and-Tell Sunday: NaBloPoMo, 2 Days to Go

Taking a noncommittal, one-week-at-a-time approach to NaBloPoMo–I honestly can’t remember if I officially signed up to participate–got me through four weeks of  daily blogging, so I’m not all that worried about seeing it through the last two days of November. I think what made it work was seeing it as an opportunity to mix up my content, try a few new things, and give some old things a new lease on life. Nonfiction November provided the prompt for one post each week (and a book review I haven’t finished writing yet). I didn’t write as much as I’d have liked, but I did more photoblogging, and was pleasantly surprised to find that making lists could be a fun and creative endeavor. I revived my long-dormant link roundup, and I think I may even keep it around past the end of November. I did not get much reading or reviewing done this month. This was partly the […]

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What’s What: The Sunday Salon, November 23

What’s What: The Sunday Salon, November 23

What I’m reading and writing I am working my way through my podcast backlog during my daily commute after finishing my audiobook read of The Magicians trilogy. I probably won’t post my thoughts on that one (those three?) until after December 1 even if I finish writing them up before that–this is still Nonfiction November, after all. After posting “revisited reviews” for that event all this past week, I have a new review scheduled for Tuesday–and after that, it may be slow around here for a few days. American Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and I suspect many of us will be doing things other than reading blogs this week! Maybe we’ll be reading books instead? I’m planning to get into my January review reading for Shelf Awareness this week. I’ve also started one of the books I mentioned in my “expert reading about TV” post a couple of weeks ago, Mary and Lou and Rhoda […]

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Sunday Salon: Sort Of Short On Substance

Sunday Salon: Sort Of Short On Substance

I suspected that the past week wouldn’t be good for either reading or writing, and sadly, I was not wrong. I’m holding down the blogging fort by revisiting some book reviews from the archives for Nonfiction November; two have gone up already, and three more are lined up for this week. I’m not sure I’ll get an original post done for this week’s #NonFicNov “Diversity” prompt, but I did put together a short reading list of books about TV for the event’s “Be/Ask/Become the Expert” topic. Speaking of TV, I took the day off from work on Thursday. Tall Paul and I were in the studio audience for two tapings of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson–one episode aired that night, and the second is scheduled for this Friday. Honestly, it has not been a good reading week at all. I’ve resisted taking the nuclear option on my feed reader because there are so many Nonfiction […]

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Sunday Salon: “Fall Back, Fall Off’ Edition

Sunday Salon: “Fall Back, Fall Off’ Edition

I’m not sure that posting these “Sunday Salon” updates so late in the day on Sunday catches as many dedicated Sunday Salon readers as morning posts do, but since I usually have more time to write them on Sunday, I think may keep to this schedule for now. Bonus: I almost get to count these for Monday, too, since I know most of y’all won’t see them until then anyway. What I’m reading in print / on screen Between a weekend away followed by a week of meetings at work, I’d have to officially declare my reading “slumped” for the past few days. I’m taking advantage of the fact that Shelf Awareness doesn’t need as many reviews for December to take a few weeks off from “required reading”…but with a break from obligations, I’m finding myself at a bit of a loss to decide what I want to read. I’m not actually asking for suggestions; […]

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