Saturday Review 8-9-08

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********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 like this:

The premise is simple. If you read blogs, then for the month of
August, make the “pledge” to click through from your feed reader. No
obligation to leave a hilarious comment or send a long stalkerish email
(although both, within reason, are always lovely). Just click through
to the blog
(not on ads unless you are so led) and if you’re feeling
generous, click around to their older posts.
Just those extra page views can make a big
difference for bloggers who could really use the help, or…a big fat ego boost.

New in Google Reader
Rebecca Reads
The Bluestocking Society
Velveteen Mind
Magpie Musing, via Julie Pippert
A few more LA Moms Bloggers:
Charlie and Nina
Kitchen Fire

Random reading
Think you’ve had a crappy day? I think Julie’s experience probably tops it.

Book reviewers vs. book bloggers – a controversy? (Maybe the reviewers are just jealous…)

Yeah, this probably will qualify as the working-mom stereotype of the week. Here’s a broader perspective on the same general topic. Meanwhile, she’s no longer running for Mother of the Year.

It’s not just about the “linky love” – it’s about giving credit where it’s due, no matter what type of blogging you’re doing.

Life’s really little instruction book. It doesn’t mention living up to your potential.

What happens to nerds in Vegas…gets blogged about.

Sorry, no Spam Subject Line of the Week this time around – they were all boring :-).

Book wishlist
Schooled, by Anisha Lakhani (author’s guest post at Planet Books)
Flower Children, by Maxine Swann
How to Be a Canadian, by Will Ferguson and Ian Ferguson (not that I plan to be, but who knows?)
Rules for Saying Goodbye, by Katherine Taylor

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

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  1. Rebecca – The carnival will be up early next week – editing it is this weekend’s big project.

    I live by Google Reader :-).

  2. I liked the poop-mobile story. I think I would have taken the kids out of the car, put the car in neutral, and let it roll into some very deep lake. I don’t know if I could drive it again. 🙂

  3. Literary Feline – Miss Anya is still playing with your feet, is she :-)? I hope Julie doesn’t mind that I linked to that, but it’s a story I just couldn’t pass up.

    Mike – I think she was afraid to open the doors when the car was in that condition. Avoid driving behind trash trucks of any kind at all costs!