****Plans are moving forward for the Book Blogger Retreat. It’s tentatively scheduled for July 18-19 in Portland, OR. Unfortunately for me, I’ll have to miss it – that’s the weekend before BlogHer’09 in Chicago – but it looks like Trish (Hey Lady!) and her team are making some good plans.
****The Spring edition of the 24-Hour Read-a-thon – renamed “Dewey’s Read-a-Thon” in honor of its founder, and now hosted on its own blog – will take place April 18-19. (I always seem to have other plans during Read-a-thon weekends…but I’ll be thinking of everyone who tries to go the distance!)
At Home With Books
S. Krishna’s Books
Café of Dreams
Tip of the Iceberg
A host of new feeds from the personal blogs of members of the Silicon Valley Moms Group – thanks to Monica Brand for creating a feed file for easy uploading!
Author Phyllis Schieber’s discussion of motherhood with a 25-year-old son truly resonated with me for obvious reasons. Other parental reflections: strong – and totally justified – feelings about deadbeat dads; positive feelings about grandparents; why the “new” Dora isn’t necessarily an “improved” Dora; are kids’ movies soap operas in disguise?
It’s an east coast/west coast thing – Florida style (and I can vouch for that, having grown up in Tampa Bay…well, not in the water)
Do you have a geeky spouse – or are you the geeky spouse? Refer to this checklist (via The Park Bench) if you need to make sure. It actually describes life around my house pretty well – it’s a bit scary. And if you’re spouse-free, here are some tips for living the single life (#5 is my favorite).
Would you rather buy the clothes where the models are smiling?
>Parent of the week, via Not Always Right
>For the birds, via Not Always Right (nothing especially pointed about this one – it just made me laugh)
The snippet in the feed reader for this quiz was “Are you more physical, mental, or spiritual?” Turns out I’m mental. Like that’s a surprise to anyone…
|You Are Mind|
If you dream it, then you can do it. You are very mentally sharp and strong.
You enjoy challenging yourself both at work and with studies. You love mastering difficult tasks.
You thrive in new environments, even stressful ones. You are able to study everything objectively.
Despite the fact it’s better known for other forms of entertainment, SoCal does have a thriving bookish community, and My Friend Amy will be telling us more about it in her new recurring feature, “So Cal Lit Scene.” As a fellow resident of said scene, I’m looking forward to this!
The tendency to be distracted by books starts young
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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