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 Readin’?

New in Google Reader:
Gradually adding my LA Moms Blog colleagues to my feed subscriptions, with a few more this week – they even have their own tag/folder in Reader now!
Merlot Mom
House of Prince
Jessica Gottlieb
Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder
I found these thanks to JustAReadingFool:
A Striped Armchair
Books I Done Read and I am saved by the buoyancy of citrus (same blogger, different blogs)
Other newbies:
WineOnTheKeyboard, via Morningside Mom
Meagan Francis

Random reading:
The karma of blogging. Bloggers are legit, but if you think you’re getting into it for the (often mythical) money, you should be trying to write at lots of other places besides your blog. While we’re on the subject – and if it could apply to you in any way – what do you really think of the term “mommyblogger”? (Personally, as a mom with older kids who writes about much more than kid/family-related topics, I’m a bit conflicted.) And if you write a post that no one reads, does it really exist?

Ten useful workplace-survival tips, no matter what the workplace or how long you’ve been in it. Not in the workplace, but trying to be? Well, then, why wouldn‘t you take rejection personally?

The story of a soulmate

The story of a song, and a first date…16 years later

The story of a mentor, and unintentional tomato grower

This one’s especially for my book-blogging buddies: Tell me that this does NOT sound familiar. I won’t believe you.

Spam subject lines of the week:
Honorable mention: Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are lovers. Video proof.
Winner: Sarah Jessica Parker Arrested for Gross Negligée (The fashion police finally caught up with Carrie Bradshaw!)

Book wishlist:
Up for Renewal by Cathy Alter

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  1. Are you hosting a book tour any time soon?

    I often wonder about unread posts, too. I’m a stat-checker. I don’t know why, it’s always the same three people. 🙂

    Totally off topic: does your husband’s iPod touch crash a lot? Mine does with the new software and it’s driving me crazy!

  2. Mike – I’ll e-mail you about the off-topic question, because my husband’s response to that was a little bit detailed.

    Whether I get to host a blog tour will be up to Lisa and Trish, but I’ve left them a comment saying that I’d like to! I’ve done a few with MotherTalk, but it’s been a while.

    Yeah, I’m a stat-checker too. I’ve come to recognize some of the IP addresses – like you said, the same three people :-).