Friday Fill-ins (on Saturday)…with bonus!

In order to compensate for not having the “Friday Fill-ins” done on Friday, I’ve got some extra ones in the second half of this post. ===================================== Friday Fill-Ins #75 Questions courtesy of One Knutty Knitter. Idle hands are probably holding a book (if they’re mine, that is). I love my shower creams and gels from The Body Shop in the shower. My favorite time of the day is when I get home from the office! […]

Friday, Friday – Q&A Day

Friday, Friday – Q&A Day

I’ve been trying to come up with a good encompassing title for my Friday collected-memes post. For now, I think I’m going with “Friday Q&A,” since most of them do involve answering questions. There’s a new one in the mix this week, too. Tuesday Thingers: Why LT? Tuesday Thingers is a new meme especially for LibraryThing users, recently launched by The Boston Bibliophile. This week’s Tuesday Thingers question is: Why LT? Why did you choose […]

The iPod Random Ten, back again (again!)

The iPod Random Ten comes via Karen from Verbatim, and was recently discovered by another Karen, the one from Planet Books. I haven’t done it for awhile myself, but now I’m trying to keep up with the Karens, so I’m bringing it back. Original Karen makes it a Friday feature at her blog, but I think it’s going to be more random here in terms of the day it appears – I think that’s fitting, […]

Book talk: “The Year of Fog,” by Michelle Richmond

Book talk: “The Year of Fog,” by Michelle Richmond

My choice for Book of the Year (Fiction), 2008 The Year of Fog Michelle Richmond (blog) Bantam Discovery (Paperback), 2008 (ISBN 0385340125 / 9780385340120) Fiction, 416 pages First Sentence: Here is the truth, this is what I know: we were walking on Ocean Beach, hand in hand. Book Description: Life changes in an instant. On a foggy beach. In the seconds when Abby Mason—photographer, fiancée, soon-to-be-stepmother—looks into her camera and commits her greatest error.  Six-year-old […]

The Comfort Zone – a Hump Day Hmm

I can’t tell you how many times people have encouraged me to “get out of (my) comfort zone.” They mean well when they say this. They seem to believe that since they’ve seen me do well in some area that, if I give myself a bit of a push, the abilities that helped me succeed in that area might be transferable to another, and I just might be good at that too. They assume that […]

Ten on Tuesday: (Not) waiting on the world to change

This week’s Ten on Tuesday asks for “10 Ways the World Has Changed Since You’ve Been in School.” In which school, I wonder? I haven’t been in a classroom full-time since I graduated from university in April 1987, and those twenty-one years have seen some pretty big changes in life as we know it. However, if I go back to high school (let’s hear it for the Class of ’82!) – not that anyone would […]

Be my guest?

My family and I will be off on vacation two weeks from now – more details about that will come soon! I’m trying to plan for blog updating while I’m gone, though. I usually write my posts ahead of time and use the “schedule posts” function in Blogger to publish them, but I’m pretty sure I won’t get that far ahead. Therefore, this question: Would anyone be interested in writing a guest post here for […]

Weekend Assignment #218: Fun, Fun, Fun

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 […]

The Sunday Bulletin, and Book Binge wrap-up

The Sunday Bulletin, and Book Binge wrap-up

Announcements: ******Many of us – as former or current students, and/or as parents – have thoughts and opinions about education. Share them on June 20 as part of Blog for Education Day, spearheaded by April of It’s All About Balance. Here’s what she says: I think it’s time we had a Blog for Education Day. So I’m starting it. June 20, 2008. …Let’s talk about whatever concerns us most. Let’s talk about a brilliant teacher […]