Weekend Review, 7/18/09

Random updates

This blog was recently honored with an award by the awesome Sheri (I’ve met her, and it’s true!) of A Novel Menagerie:


“The Humane Award is to honor certain bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn’t for them, my site would just be an ordinary book review blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. This award is to thank them for their growing friendships through the blog world.”

I sure hope I live up to this one – and I’d like to share it with all of my “regulars.” Thank you so much, Sheri!

Newbies in my Google Reader
Pop Discourse
Dispatches from across the blogiverse

I’ve been kicking around a post like this, but someone’s already done it: welcome to California, the Formerly-Golden State, where the budget crunch grows and the quality of life declines every day

Some dads deserve more credit than some moms want to give them; some moms are suburban moms (and some are more at peace with it than I am)

Things learned after four years of blogging – have you found some of the same things? Also, ten remedial tips for writing excellent blog posts

The ongoing review-blog discussion: whether it’s baby products, travel, tech, or books, it’s about relationship and relevance

Good grief, it’s almost here! Ten commandments (well, pieces of good advice) for BlogHer’09

What would go in your apocalypse survival kit? One nerd fills hers

“Rated R For Reality” (Parent of the Week, NYC Division), via Not Always Right
Comic Book Store | New York, NY, USA
(A customer comes up to the register with three under 5-year-old kids with a “Watchmen” graphic novel.)
Me: “Hi! So have you seen Watchmen yet?”
Customer: “No, we are going right after this.”
Me: “You do know that Watchmen is a very violent movie geared towards adults, right?”
Customer: “Oh, it’s okay. We’re from the Bronx.”
Bookmarks: Reading-related reading

It’s hard to judge a book (or the person who’s reading it) by its cover when reading on a Kindle

Some ideas for book-related posts that aren’t book reviews (and congratulations to Jackie of Farm Lane Books for making the list of the Top 10 UK Book/Lit Blogs!)

Interactive reading – the future of books online?

When it comes to creating change through words, does only nonfiction count?

Raising kids to be readers is great – now, if they’d just admit it…

I’ve mentioned that I’m not really a library user. Now I feel justified – I’d hate to encounter these Awful Library Books! (Thanks to The Betty and Boo Chronicles for finding this one!)

Have a great weekend, y’all!

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  1. Thanks for the shout-out, as always. I didn't find Awful Library Books on my own … it came to me from another blogger, and I am embarrassed to say I have no idea who it was. It's a hilarious blog, though!

  2. Sheri (Menagerie) – I'm glad you think so…thanks again :-)!

    The Review is probably going to be taking a break this coming weekend, but it will be back to start out August.

    B&B Mommy – It was too good not to mention. Thanks to whoever led you there :-).

    Scrbbit – You're welcome, and nice meeting you!

  3. Jackie (FarmLane Books) – Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition among the British book blogs! I just enjoy sharing good news :-).