Saturday Review 12-13

Bulletin Board ***** Did you know that there’s a biweekly Book Review Blog Carnival that’s been going on since September? Apparently, I have been under a rock, but in case any of y’all have been there too, now we all know. The carnival runs every other Sunday, and the deadline for submissions to the host is the day before. The next edition will go up on Sunday, December 21, hosted by Maw Books Blog – […]

TBIF: Thank blog it’s Friday! 12-12-08

Tuesday Thingers – questions for LibraryThing users from The Boston Bibliophile Most of us book bloggers like to write book reviews- if we don’t love to write book reviews- but here’s today’s question. When it comes to LT (and your blog), do you review every book you read? Do you just review Early Reviewers or ARCs? Do you review only if you like a book, or only if you feel like you have to? How […]

GUEST POST: Moms With the Write Stuff

GUEST POST: Moms With the Write Stuff

Please welcome Karen Harrington to The 3 R’s today, with a special message for Moms Who Write! Karen is a Texas native who has been writing fiction for more than twenty years. Her writing has received honors from the Hemingway Short Story Festival, the Texas Film Institute Screenplay Contest and the Writers’ Digest National Script Contest. A graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, she has worked as a speechwriter and editor for major […]

Weekend Assignment #245: Holiday traditions

Weekend Assignment #245: Holiday traditions

Weekend Assignment #245: Some holiday traditions continue from generation to generation, some fall by the wayside, and some new ones arise as we strike out on our own, form new families and adapt to changes in culture and technology. How traditional are your holiday traditions, compared to decades past? Extra Credit: What is your most unusual holiday tradition? This year, a 24-year-old tradition is ending; I will not be spending Christmas with my son. Chris […]

Blogtypology

I recently put my blog through some analysis, having gotten a couple of referrals from Madame Meow of A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm! If this MBTI result from TypeAlyzer is to be believed, you would be quite right if, upon meeting me in person, I wasn’t quite what you expected. My blog seems to be expressing some facets of my personality that don’t get out much: ESFP – The Performers The entertaining and friendly […]

Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Holiday Songs, plus 5 more

My husband and I got into a little debate over this week’s Ten on Tuesday topic, “10 Favorite Holiday Songs.“ HIM: “You know they mean Christmas songs. Who even knows ten songs for Hanukkah?” ME: “Well, there are the popular, secular songs that some people don’t really consider to be about Christmas – they’re about Santa Claus, or winter…and then there are the traditional church songs and carols about Jesus’ birth. They’re two very different […]

TLC Book Tours Book Talk: “Keeping Kids Out of the Middle”

TLC Book Tours Book Talk: “Keeping Kids Out of the Middle”

Thanks to Lisa Munley of TLC Book Tours for offering me the chance to read and review this book! Keeping Kids Out of the Middle: Child-Centered Parenting in the Midst of Confiict, Separation, and Divorce Benjamin Garber, Ph.D HCI Publications, 2008 (ISBN 0757307116 / 978-0757307119) Nonfiction: Health/Relationships, 292 pages Book description (via TLC Book Tours website – summarized): When co-parents conflict, their kids get caught in the middle. They become “adultified,” infantilized, and alienated. They’re […]

Weekly Geeks #27: Blogging for Dewey

Weekly Geeks #27: Blogging for Dewey

Earlier this week, Becky suggested: I was thinking that it might be nice for those bloggers who are Weekly Geeks to pay tribute to Dewey in the next week or so. To take the time to post to their blogs a “Weekly Geek” post about Dewey–maybe share their favorite posts from her site, maybe share a memory or two about participating in weekly geeks, the bookworms carnival, the 24 Hour Readathon, or one of Dewey’s […]

Saturday Review 12-6-08

Bulletin Board **** Have you entered any of my FOUR giveaways yet? Find out more here! They’re open until next Friday (December 12), and you may enter any or all. **** Give the gift of comments during Delurking December! (Thanks to Kylee for the heads-up!) **** Speaking of December, I’m sad that apparently there won’t be a Cavalcade of Bad Nativities this year, but if you missed out on last year’s, you really need to […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday! 12-5-08

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday! 12-5-08

Tuesday Thingers: questions for LibraryThing users from The Boston Bibliophile What’s the most popular book in your library? Have you read it? What did you think? How many users have it? Aproximately 37,400 LibraryThing members, myself included, have a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1) listed in their LT libraries – it’s the #1 book on LibraryThing overall, and has an average rating of 4.23, based on 364 reviews (just under […]

Weekend Assignment #244: Black Friday

This is the assignment that Karen posted last Friday, the day after Thanksgiving: Weekend Assignment #244: The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. is widely believed to be the biggest shopping day of the year. Do you typically shop for holiday gifts on that day? If so, why? Is this year any different in that respect? Extra Credit: Is there a particular bargain you are pursuing this year? If so, what is it? This year, […]

OK, I give – it’s giveaway time!

As Dewey reminded us in one of her last posts, this is “the giving season,” so here goes! Have I got a giveaway for you! Actually, I have FOUR of them, and you may enter any or all. Aren’t you glad you stopped by today? Before I tell you about what’s on the table, though, let me outline how this is going to work. It’s pretty simple, really: To enter, leave a comment on this […]

Volunteers for Dewey – please circulate!

I don’t usually post twice a day, but these are special circumstances: I mentioned in my post on Tuesday morning that one of the things we’d miss most about Dewey is her community-building activity, and that it would be wonderful if we could keep things like the Bookworms Carnival, the 24-Hour Read-a-Thon, and Weekly Geeks going as a legacy to her. But expecting one person to do all of those – or even all of […]

Book bloggers say goodbye to Dewey

Book bloggers were shocked and saddened by a post at The Hidden Side of a Leaf on Monday, December 1 from Dewey‘s husband: Hi folks, I’ve got a piece of sad news to deliver. Dewey passed away on Tuesday evening. She will be cremated on a non-specific date this week. We live in a place with relatively relaxed laws abut these things, and I want to ensure her family has an opportunity to see her. […]

TLC Book Tour Book Talk: “Somebody Else’s Daughter,” by Elizabeth Brundage

TLC Book Tour Book Talk: “Somebody Else’s Daughter,” by Elizabeth Brundage

(Disclaimer: Thanks to Trish Collins of TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review this book, and to the author for providing a signed copy!) Somebody Else’s Daughter Elizabeth Brundage Viking, 2008 (Hardcover) (ISBN 0670019003 / 9780670019007) Fiction, 352 pages First Sentence: We left San Francisco that morning even though your mother was sick. (Read an excerpt from the book’s prologue.) Book Description (summary): In the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts a group of […]