Book, Line, and Sinker and its older sibling, Curly Wurly Gurly
Kathfucious says…, a new venture from Kazoofus’ KathyHowe
Several new additions via the new review-collection site Paperback Frenzy:
Life in the Stupid Lane
Dog Ear Diary
Write for a Reader
Stephanie’s Written Word
Bloggin’ ’bout Books
Appreciating the opportunity, and the choice, to be an American
Speaking of choices: These reflections on choosing and being chosen rang quite familiar to me, although I didn’t quite figure out some of them until the second time around. Then there’s the ongoing consideration of the choices and shifting balance between parenting and self…
Homeschooling religion, or addressing faith with your child when you’re just not too sure about churches (which is pretty close to my own position these days)
On not being asked to the party – a dispatch from the sidelines of mom-blogger-dom
Advice for everyone’s teenage daughters (and step-daughters, and god-daughters, and granddaughters too…); a story about a teenage daughter that reinforces a lot of the points I mentioned in my Weekly Geeks 2009-08 post (my social-issue discussion)
A proposed statute of limitations for spoilers
Ten topics to avoid discussing on the Internet (you might want to think twice about some of them in person, too…)
I had to link to this: an education-themed music playlist – it’s “The Three R’s” and then some!
I was unaware of the existence of the “car nerd” before I met my husband, but the species has been validated: The Park Bench‘s “Nerd Men of the Month” are the hosts of Tall Paul’s new favorite show, BBC’s Top Gear.
It’s the home of country music, and now, it’s America’s Manliest City!
Your teacher was just being nice – it turns out that there really are stupid questions
I use a combined last name (courtesy of both my husbands), so I took this “initials” quiz three ways (first, middle, married #2; first, middle, married #1, which I use professionally; first, married #1 as middle, married #2) – same result every time.
|You Are Empathetic and Trustworthy|
When You Are Comfortable:
You are open-hearted and harmonious. You are a giving person, and you are always willing to listen to people.
When You Are At Your Best:
You are very unique and talented. You solve problems well, and you have a creative approach to life.
When You Are in a Social Setting:
You are a practical, efficient worker. You know how to go after what you want, and you’re not afraid to work hard.
On my better days, some of this is actually true – or at least, I’d like to think so.
License plate of the week, “Only in LA” edition: IMDB ME
Parent of the week, via Not Always Right:
Trish from Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’? highlighted two posts that are must-reads for book bloggers:
- Paula of Author Marketing Experts clues us in to what book-publicity folks want to see on a blog regarding review policies and contact info. This has prompted me to post a long-overdue review policy of my own, which will be permanently linked in the sidebar.
- Author Saundra Mitchell gives the scoop on getting review copies from the writer’s perspective – interesting tidbit: don’t be disappointed over not getting ARCs, because even the authors don’t get very many themselves! – including some info on how they decide who receives them.
Twitter for Writers may be of interest to book bloggers too
Have a great weekend, y’all! And be sure to stop by on Monday – I’d love you to join me in celebrating my second Blogiversary!