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* 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 too! If you’ve reviewed a book that I’ve blogged about, please e-mail the link to me at 3.rsblog AT gmail DOT com, and I’ll link back to it in my post.
New in Google Reader this week:
(This) Girl’s Gone Child, via Surrender, Dorothy
Ellipsis, via Outpost Mâvarin
Things What Things, the current blog of the former TWoPper formerly known as Miss Alli (just call her Linda now)
Everyday I Write the Book Blog, via Books on the Brain
Dr. Television, via Girl With Pen
“Giving back” isn’t the same thing as “feedback” – do you really want to know why you didn’t get that job?
This Happiness Project post was quite interesting – the “equity theory:” getting what you deserve and deserving what you get
Sometimes it’s just best to let things take care of themselves. (And it looks like there’s a mutual admiration society going on here, too…) And sometimes trying to take care of too many things at once just sends them spiraling off to where you can’t find them. Speaking of spiraling, an inspiring tale of a marriage at the vortex.
Parenthood is a culture shock you really can’t understand until you’ve been there. The fact that very young of nearly every species are cute helps the bonding process, and we have to appreciate that bonding when they’re not so cute anymore. (Got kids? If you haven’t lived with a teen yet, someday you will…) Meanwhile, if you’re a working parent – parenting is work, but you know what I mean – do you ever get tired of the negative stereotypes?
On Balance has been featuring “Top 10 Reader Tips” on Mondays recently. I really liked this week’s tips for “equality at home” – pragmatism at its best.
Probably not the best birthday ever
Be careful where you leave your pants!
I am so glad I am not the only one bitching about LA traffic (and I have witnessed every action mentioned here, by the way)
When nerds rule the world (notice I don’t say “if” – our time is coming!), here are a few of the things which will be different.
And where do you stand on this most important political question – Stewart vs. Colbert? It’s a tough decision, and I think that combined, they’re the real “dream ticket.”