BBAW – The Roster

If Book Blogger Appreciation Week has whetted your appetite for more bookish blogging, here is the complete list of participating blogs! 1 More Chapter 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews 248 Book Club The 3 R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness 49 Writers No Books 4 the Love of Books A Book Lover A Bookworm’s World A Christian Writer’s World A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook A Hoyden’s Look at Literature A Lovely Shore Breeze A Mom’s Book […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday!

Tuesday Thingers (hosted by The Boston Bibliophile) Today’s Question: Have you ever added a quote to the quotation field in common knowledge? What’s a quote you particularly like from a book, one that you know by heart? I haven’t added anything to Common Knowledge. I actually haven’t used Common Knowledge all that much, to be honest, although it was quite helpful in last week’s Thinger about book awards. I have noticed that a lot of […]

BBAW: A current-events-inspired YA-literature flashback

She’s 17 and pregnant. But with her parents’ support – or is it at their demand? – she’s going to marry her high-school jock-star boyfriend, and they’re going to have that baby. It ordinarily wouldn’t be big news outside of her family, but when your mother is running for Vice President, well…family business becomes the world’s business. The Bristol Palin story sounds a lot like the plotline of some of the young-adult (YA) novels I […]

BBAW: A reading meme

Via the BBAW Award-nominated Whatever (in the “Best Author Blog” category),  John Scalzi’s very own Reading Meme: In response to all the โ€œbook reading memesโ€ with which I am continually tagged, a new book-reading meme: 1. Open the book youโ€™re currently reading to page 133. 2. Read the fourth line on the page. 3. Put the book back where it had been resting. 4. Tell no one of what it was you just did. 5. […]

Ten on Tuesday on Wednesday: Simple Happy Things

In keeping with the topic “10 Simple Things that Make You Happy” and the fact that this is actually Ten on WEDNESDAY (due to a prior blog commitment yesterday), I’ll actually do a simple list for once, in no particular order. Holding hands with my husband (nice that this was #1 on his list too) A really good cup of coffee Wearing an outfit I love that’s comfortable AND looks good Cool nights and cloudy […]

BBAW miscellany, featuring The Book Blogger Interview: Bermudaonion!

One of the activities Amy arranged for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is an interview swap, in which she paired up two participating bloggers to interview each other via e-mail and post the Q&A. Today, those interviews are posting across the BBAW participant blogiverse, so it’s a great chance to get to know some book-blogging folks a little better. Please welcome Kathy of Bermudaonion’s Weblog to The 3 R’s for a little blogger-to-blogger Q&A! She’s a […]

BBAW Kickoff: A Survey and a Giveaway!

BBAW Kickoff: A Survey and a Giveaway!

My Friend Amy sent out this little survey to the bloggers who registered for Book Blogger Appreciation Week, but since I didn’t get it done in time to send back to her and get it counted, I’m just answering the questions here as my own little kickoff event. Feel free to leave your own answers in the comments, and there could be something in it for you – just keep reading to find out more! […]

Weekend Assignment #233: (Virtual) New Toys

Karen has been playing with some new online toys lately, and she was wondering whether we might be too when she posed the question for this Weekend Assignment. Weekend Assignment #233: The online world is constantly evolving, to the point where I’m surprised I’m not reading about Web 3.0 by now. Google’s service Blogger is just one example of an online resource that’s been rolling out new features and gadgets recently. Are there any new […]

In my opinion: Pro-choice IS pro-life

I’m heading down an editorial path in a political direction today, so I thought I’d warn you first – and if it’s not your thing, the mood will probably be a little lighter during the next few days, since Book Blogger Appreciation Week starts tomorrow! The recent selection of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice-presidential candidate has stirred up a lot of talk, and as might be expected, some of it’s focused on her position […]

Saturday Review 9-13

Bulletin Board **** Banned Books Week is September 27-October 4th, and Caribousmom talks about a lot better than I could. **** Consider this a public service announcement: If you are tired of forwarded e-mails from your friends and relatives who keep sending you those “true” stories and political screeds they haven’t checked out on Snopes.com, no matter how many times you’ve asked them not to, there’s a website that will do the asking for you […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday!

Tuesday Thingers (hosted by The Boston Bibliophile) Today’s question: Awards. Do you follow any particular book awards? Do you ever choose books based on awards? What award-winning books do you have? (Off the top of your head only- no need to look this up- it would take all day!) What’s your favorite award-winning book? LibraryThing’s Common Knowledge feature tracks awards; you can find it here. I used to pay a lot more attention to book […]

“Don’t You Forget…”: Weekly Geeks #16 Double Book Talk

“Don’t You Forget…”: Weekly Geeks #16 Double Book Talk

Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book for review after accepting an offer from publisher’s rep Katie O’Callaghan at Ballantine Books. This will be a little different than my usual book posts. For Weekly Geeks #16, Dewey gave the assignment to pair up with another participant and interview each other via e-mail about our most recently-read, not-yet-reviewed books. Instead of my usual meandering comments, I’ll be answering questions about this book from Jennifer of […]