TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday! #5

>>> Have you entered the Second Chance at (Summer) Reading Re-Gifting Giveaway? TODAY is your last chance!<<< Tuesday Thingers (hosted by The Boston Bibliophile) Today’s question: Members who have your books. Do you ever look at this feature? Do you use it to make LT friends, or compare notes? There are three tabs- weighted, raw, and recent. “Weighted,” which means “weighted by book obscurity and library size” is probably the least self-explanatory of the three, […]

Book talk: “My Husband’s Sweethearts, ” by Bridget Asher

Book talk: “My Husband’s Sweethearts, ” by Bridget Asher

Disclosure: This review is based on an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) I received through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers Program. My Husband’s Sweethearts Bridget Asher Delacorte Press, 2008 (hardcover) (ISBN 038534189X / 9780385341899) Fiction, 288 pages First Sentence: Careening past airline counters toward the security check-in, I’m explaining love and its various forms of failure to Lindsay, my assistant. Book Description: When Lucy discovered that her charming, cheating husband was dying, she came home, opened up his […]

On Sunday some rested, and some wondered why…

On Sunday some rested, and some wondered why…

This road-trip-inspired post, which is partly a meditation on religious instruction, was originally published in a somewhat different form on the Los Angeles Moms Blog. I don’t have an official “Hump Day Hmm” going up for this week, so I thought this post could fill in for that. Bright and early on a Saturday morning in mid-June, the day after the school year ended, the five of us climbed into Mom-in-law’s SUV and headed off […]

Weekend Assignment #231: Candidates With a Difference

This week, Karen poses a very timely question: Weekend Assignment #231: Over the years we’ve had a number of oddball candidates for public office, from cartoon characters to a live pig, from comedians to TV stars to an ex-wrestler. But it’s only in recent years that a candidate who doesn’t fit the usual profile can run for office and actually expect to win. Who is the most unusual political candidate you have ever supported, either […]

Reading, ‘riting, reviewing, reporting…wait, that’s FOUR R’s

Sometimes, something happens during your day and you just have to tell someone about it – or write about it. That’s one of the great advantages of blogging, isn’t it? But maybe that’s not the kind of thing your blog is about, or maybe it was something you’re not sure you want your family members to read about. You might even be one of those holdouts who doesn’t even have a blog – where do […]