Weekend Review 8-29-09: Around the blogiverse this week

New Arrivals in my Google Reader
Dispatches from across the blogiverse

Regardless of their beliefs, nearly everyone believes in this

Eyewitness News – sting-op at the Shell! (Do they still say “film at eleven”?); encounters with the gender police

Tools for the team parent (or any group leader, really), from a genuine soccer mom; the joy of back-to-school week

A night at home alone feels…weird

Dating isn’t always good preparation for marriage, but how about trying a “marriage marathon?” (No, it’s not the same thing as a “wedding weekend” at all.)

Food and friendship and the test of time

This week’s fashion “don’t” (actually, make that a “no way in hell…”)

Do you have a blogging “next-of-kin”…you know, someone who can alert the internet if something happens to you?

Blogthings Quiz of the Week:

Your Gift is Intellect
You are a big thinker, and you’re always playing with new ideas.
You are curious about the world. You enjoy learning and developing new theories.

You enjoy researching, analyzing, and solving problems. Thinking hard feels good!
You’re the type of person who finds most mental tasks to be easy. You love to stretch your brain.

Bookmarks: Reading-related reading

Got a suggestion to help feed a young bookworm? Click on that link and leave a comment for her mom! Also, lessons from textbooks…working at the college bookstore

I already know this is probably a non-starter for me, since spring and summer 2010 are already getting getting committed – but what about you? Interested in a Book Blogger Convention in NYC during BEA Week?

Good discussions on the book blogs this week: themes, etiquette for blog memes and challenges, and alliances

Did your imagination spend part of your youth in Deep Valley, Minnesota? You can go back – and take someone new with you! The Betsy-Tacy high school books are being reissued the week of September 28, which has been officially declared “Betsy-Tacy Convert Week”.

Courtship across the centuries, or sex and the Austen girl

Enjoy your weekend – try to stay cool!

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  1. Okay, I must agree- a big fat WTF is in order for that fashion don't. I mean, seriously.

    Interesting about the blogging 'next of kin'. Since I have a chronic illness, I should probably get me one of those.

    I had already seen the etiquette for blog memes and challenges, but I am glad you posted it here because I think it was a terrific post.

  2. Rebecca – I figured that at least some of my readers would have already seen J. Kaye's etiquette post, but thought it was worth linking regardless, since its points aren't limited to book bloggers.

    And I don't have a blogging "next of kin" either. I should probably give my husband my blog access info, just in case.

  3. I knew a lady who was a karate sensei. She was divorced from her husband, who used to "accidentally" forget to take his hard cup off after practice. It was clear to me that he was *ahem* trying to make himself look more impressive. The padded "fashion don't" undies reminded me of that. Thanks for a chuckle.