One more bookish thing….

One more bookish thing….

One thing makes books even better – getting them for free! Enter the “Mother’s Day Book Bash” at A Book Blogger’s Diary by this Sunday, May 11 ( Mothers’ Day in the USA), and you just might win a book! You’re also promised some linkage. Here’s how it works (full rules may be found at the link in item #1): 1) Blog this giveaway (link to this post please and preferably with a Book Bash […]

Weekly Geeks #2 – book review linkage!

* This week in Weekly Geeks – Weaving a book-review web. Quoting from Dewey: The theme for Week 2 is something borrowed (yes, she said it was ok!) from Darla at Books and Other Thoughts. She says in her sidebar that if she reviews a book that you’ve reviewed, you can email her and she’ll link to it in her review. I love this idea for three reasons. 1. As a blog reader, I like […]

Book talk: “But Enough About Me”

Book talk: “But Enough About Me”

My choice for Book of the Year (Nonfiction), 2008 But Enough About Me: How a Small-Town Girl Went From Shag Carpet to the Red Carpet (or A Jersey Girl’s Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous) Jancee Dunn Harper Collins, 2007 (paperback) (ISBN 0060843659 / 9780060843656) Memoir, 288 pages First Sentence: Approach with caution. Book Description: New Jersey in the 1980s had everything Jancee Dunn wanted: trips down the shore, Bruce Springsteen, a tantalizing array of […]

The policy of truth; or, this is for posterity, so please, be honest

A “Hump Day Hmmm” via Julie Pippert This Hump Day Hmm…talk about truth, honesty and lying—yourself, your kids, from a personal or parenting point of view, how you deal with it and how important it is, as well as loopholes or any other aspect you want to cover. “If you did it, just don’t lie about it. If you didn’t do it and you were supposed to, don’t lie about that either. You’ll still be […]

Ten on Tuesday: New travels, plus random nosiness

This week’s Ten on Tuesday theme, “10 Places You’d Love to Travel To (That You Haven’t Gone to Yet),” presents a bit of a challenge for me. It’s not that I don’t want to travel more, but some of the places I’d most like to visit are places that I’d be returning to, so I can’t include cities like New York, San Francisco, and Boston on this list. When I thought about it, I ended […]

My contribution to HR blogging

Today is my fifth anniversary at my current job – and a Monday morning – and in recognition of that, I will post this. It comes via e-mail from My Sister Teresa, and I think it’s been around for awhile, but I suspect that many of us have known a manager or two like this (hopefully, we haven’t been managers like this): Rules For Managers 1. Never give me work in the morning. Always wait […]

Weekend Assignment #214 – Fresh Starts

The Weekend Assignment is posted each Friday at Outpost Mâvarin; a roundup of responses goes up the following Thursday, so if you’d like to join in, you’ve still got some time. Karen says: Don’t worry if you don’t get your entry in by the end of the weekend. It’s called the Weekend Assignment because John Scalzi originally designed it to give folks something to write on weekends, but times have changed since then. Now the […]

Scraps and snippets and random stuff

Announcements: * If you want to join in, it’s not too late – Book Binge starts tomorrow, and lasts till the end of May! Sign up here, and please tell MaryP that I sent you (Mike, Literary Feline, and Alisonwonderland did!). * This week in Weekly Geeks: Weaving a book-review web – here’s how it works. Going forward, whenever I post a book review entry, I will link to other bloggers’ reviews of the book […]

Who’s on (the computer) first?

This one came via e-mail, and I think it’s been around for awhile, but I enjoyed it – and if you have fond memories of a certain classic baseball-related comedy routine, you might like it too. (And if you haven’t yet come over to the Mac side of the street, it might make you give that idea a little thought too.) You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and too old […]

Friday Follies: BTT, FFI…but no 123

Friday Follies: BTT, FFI…but no 123

My list of books in progress hasn’t significantly changed since last week, so I’m skipping the Page 123 meme this Friday. No news isn’t necessarily good news…it’s just no news. But since I’m doing Book Binge during May (have you signed up yet? MaryP is posting the participant list today, so hurry on over!), I’ve got some incentive to make some more reading progress in the next few weeks, so I expect to visit a […]

Book events – Binges, Festivals and Carnivals

Book events – Binges, Festivals and Carnivals

Here’s a fairly painless challenge, especially for those of you who would be reading anyway – MaryP is hosting her annual Book Binge during May. Details: For the month of May, participants keep track of each and every book you read. At the end of the month, everyone will blog their list of books. Simple, no? For simplicity’s sake, and to allow people time to hear about it and sign up if they want, we’ll […]