*** Do something funny this summer! Comedian Amy Anderson will be conducting a six-week Stand-Up Comedy Workshop starting in July – click on that link for the details about the classes, and Amy’s professional credits. No, I’m not taking the class, but I know Amy through the Los Angeles Moms Blog, and I promise you – she’s very funny!***
*** I mentioned earlier this week in my review of The 19th Wife++ that author David Ebershoff is also on a “real” book tour to promote its paperback release. He will be in the Los Angeles area on Monday, June 22, discussing and signing books at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. I’m excited about my first visit to this prominent indie bookstore and my first author signing! If you’re planning to be there too, please let me know in comments here or @reply me on Twitter! (I’m going directly from work and will probably be in Pasadena early, looking for a place to grab something to eat.) Meanwhile, David talked about his favorite bookstores in a “Spotlight on Bookstores” guest post at She Is Too Fond of Books earlier this week.***
++Don’t forget that I’m also running a giveaway of The 19th Wife – entries are open until Friday, June 26. See the review post for instructions on how to enter!
Thursday Drive, via Wheels on the Bus
All of the following arrived via Twitter:
Bailey’s and Books
Yule Time Reading
The sum of all…wedding vows
Strength in diversity? Or unity (according to my high school’s motto)? Or some of both?
Remembering when bloggers communicated with each other more than they pitched to each other
Doctors, nurses, and patients are all people first – lessons in “bedside manner”
Taking the day off leads to getting the day right
So, I’ll never be tall, but I can act like I am?
Things someone else learned from The Real Housewives of New Jersey (so I don’t have to watch it now, thank goodness!)
Beware the naked statues (there are pictures!)
For those of you who don’t have an in-house Apple guru like I do: switching over to Mac from Windows, and what you need to know about using your new machine
Tips for the first-time BlogHer-goer (that would be me! how about you?) from one who knows the ropes
You know you’re a book blogger when…you have a Top 10 list (which I don’t think is entirely exclusive to bloggers of the bookish kind, either!)
“Inspired by” another story, or books re-mixed (a post which gave me some insight as to why I didn’t like A Family Daughter quite as much as Liars and Saints)
The Take A Chance Challenge, hosted by Jenners at Find Your Next Book Here, offers seven different ways to find books to read at random and expand your reading horizons. It’s ongoing through November 30, and you can find the details and sign-up info on the challenge announcement post.
Enjoy your weekend – and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!