Book talk: “The Great Man,” by Kate Christensen

Book talk: “The Great Man,” by Kate Christensen

The Great Man Kate Christensen Anchor Books, 2008 (paperback) (ISBN 0307277348 / 9780307277343) Fiction, 320 pages First Sentence: “It’s amazing how well you can live on very little money,” said Teddy St. Cloud to Henry Burke over her shoulder as she strode into the kitchen of her Brooklyn row house. Book Description: Oscar Feldman, the renowned figurative painter, has passed away. As his obituary notes, Oscar is survived by his wife, Abigail, their son, Ethan, […]

Welcome to BOOKWORMS CARNIVAL #14 – You’re Never Too Old!

Welcome to BOOKWORMS CARNIVAL #14 – You’re Never Too Old!

Welcome to the August 2008 Bookworms Carnival (Edition #14)! This month’s theme is “You’re Never Too Old,” and it’s based on children’s and young-adult literature. While we’re all adults here(chronologically, at least), many of us embraced reading early in our lives, and some of our fondest memories of childhood involve the books we loved then – and, in many cases, still do. I reminisced about some of my own favorites in this Weekly Geeks post […]

Paul’s Ten on Tuesday: Bad guys, bad guys…

Someday I’ll probably have to go back to writing my own responses to Ten on Tuesday, but not just yet. This week’s topic, “10 Favorite Villains From the Movies,” is another one tailor-made for my husband the movie maven, so here’s another guest post from Tall Paul. Interestingly, a couple of them also made an appearance in his earlier guest post naming “10 Favorite Movie Characters.” Is that support for the idea that the bad […]

Bookworms Carnival Preview/GUEST POST: “It’s a Boy? What am I Going to Read to Him?”

This submission to the Bookworms Carnival was written by Emily Cullen. Emily doesn’t have a personal blog (yet) – which is why I’ve published it here as a guest post – but you can read her contributions at the New Jersey Moms Blog. Consider this a preview – the Bookworms Carnival is coming on Wednesday! I found out very early on in my pregnancy that I was going to have a little boy. I won’t […]

Well, this makes sense (kind of)…

Well, this makes sense (kind of)…

It’s been awhile since I posted a Blogthings quiz, and it’s a bit ironic that I agree with the results of this one, since my eyesight is so bad: You are the Sense of Sight You are a very observant, detail oriented person. You are able to take in a lot of information at once. You often see things that other people never notice. You have a good eye for design and aesthetics. You love […]

Saturday Review 8-9-08

Bulletin Board ********THANK YOU to everyone who submitted posts for the Bookworms Carnival! Stay tuned here, and I will post the Carnival in the next few days.********We’re a little ways into the month now, but have you been Blogging the Recession? I’ve encountered a few bloggers who are, and I’ve been trying to do my part, although I haven’t officially signed up for it. It’s the brainchild of Kristen from Motherhood Uncensored, and it goes […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday! #2

Tuesday Thingers (hosted at The Boston Bibliophile) Today’s question is only marginally about LibraryThing but I thought it might be a fun question anyway. It’s more about blogging. Everyone who participates in Tuesday Thingers has a blog- some have a book blog, some have several, some have blogs that are more personal, etc.- and we’ve all chosen to participate in this particular way of networking to build traffic, get to know each other, etc. So […]

Book talk: “No One You Know,” by Michelle Richmond

Book talk: “No One You Know,” by Michelle Richmond

(Disclaimer: This review was based on an Advance Reading Copy [ARC] provided directly to me by the author.) No One You Know Michelle Richmond Delacorte Press, 2008, hardcover (ISBN 0385340133 / 9780385340137) Fiction, 320 pages First sentence: When I found him at last, I had long ago given up the search. Book Description: No One You Know is the story of Ellie Enderlin, a woman who has spent the last two decades trying to rebuild […]

TIME? Who says I have TIME?

I chat online with one of my girlfriends pretty regularly – usually on Wednesdays – but we’ve missed a few weeks recently, and I hadn’t spoken with her since before my family went on vacation. When she asked about that, I responded “Too much to tell here, but there’s a lot about it on my blog.” I got the impression she was a bit amused by that. Even though some of my offline friends and […]

GUEST POST – Paul’s Ten on Tuesday: New Olympic Events

This week’s Ten on Tuesdayprompt asked for “10 Events that SHOULD Be In the Olympics,” and when Ipassed it along to Tall Paul, he had no trouble coming up with a list.Lucky for me, he was happy to let me have it for a guest post. Pleasewelcome my favorite guest blogger, my husband Paul, back for a returnengagement at The 3 R’s!(BTW, and you heard it here first, he’s seriously thinking aboutstarting a blog of […]

Weekend Assignment #227: Tell me something good

Weekend Assignment #227: Tell me something good

This week, Karen says: It seems as though bad news is coming at us from all directions at the moment, including from this house and this blog. (She and her husband have just had to say goodbye to a beloved four-legged family member, but they are moving on.) Let’s try to balance things about a bit: Weekend Assignment #227: There must be something positive happening in your life right now (I hope!). Tell us the […]

Saturday Review

Bulletin Board: *******The Bookworms Carnival submission deadline is this coming Friday, August 8! Please get your posts up and e-mail the links to 3.rsblog AT Gmail DOT com! Need to check the details? Here’s the scoop. *******Interested in being part of an author’s virtual book tour of blogs? Find out more from a new kid in town – TLC Book Tours, founded by Lisa at Books on the Brain and Trish of Hey, Lady! Whatcha […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday!

Tuesday Thingers (hosted at The Boston Bibliophile) Today’s question: Cataloging sources. What cataloging sources do you use most? Any particular reason? Any idiosyncratic choices, or foreign sources, or sources you like better than others? Are you able to find most things through LT’s almost 700 sources? 700 sources?! Wow. I can’t imagine ever using that many…and since I suspect that many of them are probably from other countries and/or in languages I don’t read, I […]