>> I’m “guest-professoring” the Weekend Assignment at Outpost Mâvarin again. Care to join in? Here’s the topic:
Extra Credit: What do you usually do in real life when an evening power shortage leaves you in the dark?
Post your answer on your own blog, and leave a link to it in the comments here.
>> Here’s another writing assignment for this weekend, and this one comes with a prize! Your 10-word short story about a dysfunctional family could win you a copy of Karen Harrington’s novel Janeology. Enter the contest at her blog – it’s open until Monday (2/2/09) at 5 PM CST, and multiple entries are permitted.
>> The next Bookworms Carnival will be hosted by Jessica at The Bluestocking Society. The theme is a fun one: “Books into Movies.” Details and submission instructions are here, and the deadline is Friday, February 13. (Don’t let that scare you!)
Also…members of the Silicon Valley Moms Group sites are supporting each other by subscribing to each other’s personal blogs (and following each other on Twitter). This adds too many new blogs to my Reader to list them all individually, but it will provide so many more places to find linkage for the Review!
One of the themes discussed in this week’s SVMG Book Club for Who By Fire was family members attempting to rescue one another – here’s a “rescue” attempt that didn’t take, and that just might turn out OK. But sometimes, rescues just aren’t possible: trying to understand a suicide
Confronting cultural differences while traveling as a single woman in Morocco
Still catching up on posts from last week: a reflection on the first president from my generation. Or, as I (born in 1964) said to my husband (born in 1962), “We’re the ones in charge now. YIKES!”
Most of these perks of being a working mom have applied to me, too, at one time or another
Ten more reasons to appreciate living in Southern California in January, via Minnesota
25 maybe-almost-universally-true things about citizens of the blogiverse
A theory that “most bloggers are introverts” – do you agree? Take the poll, and join the discussion! Also, not connecting=unsociable social media usage; and can you successfully assume a new blogging identity? Via a Twitter contact (of course), a really good explanation of Twitter for the non-Twitterer (or the merely confused); tweeting through journalism class (as part of the assignment!)
“Which blonde is witch?,” via Not Always Right:
|You Are “Love Shack”|
If you were transported back to the 80s, you would enjoy anything and everything underground.
You love the alternative aspects of 80s culture, and you’re a bit disappointed that they’ve been forgotten over time.
You’d be goth, punk, new wave, or a rapper. Just not a yuppie, a preppy, or a jock!
I should note that if I went back to the ’80’s knowing what I know now, this is probably about right. It’s not exactly on target about the actual me-in-the-’80’s, though. Also, would it be possible for me to swap this for “Roam” or “Deadbeat Club”? “Love Shack” doesn’t have a great melody line.
I’m not sure I plan to read The Samaritan’s Dilemma, but this response to it, and the related discussion about charity, were definitely worth reading. From the same blog, following up on this week’s Booking Through Thursday question: a defense of e-books and a theory about how they could help bookstores
One blogger’s award list of books that should have received awards for 2008
A very useful FAQ listing for new (and not-so-new) book bloggers
Judging “books for women” by their covers; also, women don’t have the book-blogging arena all to themselves (and that’s good!)
Books that caught my eye this week:
Maps and Legends, by Michael Chabon
** Hope y’all enjoy this week’s link roundup, and enjoy your weekend!