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#WordlessWednesday: “In my garage you will find…”

#WordlessWednesday: “In my garage you will find…”

…some books in need of new homes. Some were received for review consideration, considered, and not reviewed, so I can’t vouch for them. You can see what I thought of the others. And if you’re willing to come to my house and get them, you can take whichever ones you want. An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address

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Many Paths, But No One Right One: On Blogger Development

Many Paths, But No One Right One: On Blogger Development

Because yesterday was my Wordless Wednesday Link-up, I didn’t talk about Armchair BEA’s Day 2 discussion topic, “Development,” then. But since I won’t be talking about the Day 3 topic, “Giveaways,” at all, I’m taking the opportunity to backtrack: “Day 2 we talk about how we develop ourselves as bloggers.  Have you branched out into your community? Do you partner with other bloggers?  Have you gone “pro” or begun supplementing your income through your blog?  Are you a long-term blogger, and how has your online personality developed over the years?” I’ve been doing this since 2007. If I never changed […]

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2012 in Review–‘Riting & Randomness…and a little ‘Rithmetic

2012 in Review–‘Riting & Randomness…and a little ‘Rithmetic

I usually do a little year-end number-crunching in the process of coming up with my Books of the Year, but this year I decided to share those before I put up the stats. However, before I get to the Bookkeeping, I have answers to some questions from the “Book Blogging/Reading Life” section of Jamie‘s annual End-of-Year Book Survey. Favorite review that you wrote in 2012?  If I leave my Books of the Year reviews out of the running here, it’s my review of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (audiobook read by Jim Dale). And since I also use the […]

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Create, Connect, Retreat, Reflect: Four Words, One Weekend

Create, Connect, Retreat, Reflect: Four Words, One Weekend

I’ll be honest: I didn’t have particularly strong reasons for wanting to attend Creative Alliance ‘12. The strongest was probably that Kim Tracy Prince is one of my personal influencers, and she’d been lauding the inaugural Creative Alliance retreat ever since she participated in 2010. Other points in its favor were that it was small (attendance was capped at 50), almost local (Ojai, California is just about an hour’s drive from home), mostly unsponsored, and programmed based on conversations rather than presentations. Aside from the fact that I figured I’d be the only book blogger there (and I was right […]

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Book Recommendations, Given On the Fly

Book Recommendations, Given On the Fly

My apologies to those who were lured to this post by its title, because it’s somewhat misleading. This is the post where I talk about why I don’t give book recommendations on the fly. I went to a blogger party last weekend where most of the attendees aren’t book bloggers–our blogs cover a range of topics, but we all have being LA-area moms as a point in common. I met a few new people and caught up with some old friends, and several of the women I talked with had questions for me: “What one book should I read right now?” “What […]

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Where did the summer GO? (Into my blog, it seems…)

Where did the summer GO? (Into my blog, it seems…)

Days that don’t follow the normal routine – get up, go to work, come home – seem to exist in a different time stream, pulled out of the calendar and somehow blown away somewhere. The “normal” days can become compressed together, and suddenly it’s later than I thought – time has certainly flown, but there seem to be holes in it. The last few months have had more than their share of out-of-the-norm days, and here in August, that classic question seems especially significant: where did the summer go? Fortunately, most of it has been documented. Those days outside of […]

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