Announcements: Memory Walking again
If you’ve been reading here for awhile, you may remember that my mother died of Alzheimer’s at the age of 69. This year is the tenth anniversary of her passing, and as has become our tradition, my sister and I will remember her by participating in our local Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk along with our families. My mom died on October 8, and the Walk will take place on October 17. I’m also planning to read the novel Still Alice, by Lisa Genova, which is about an early-onset Alzheimer’s patient, during October a way of tying my reading to my cause.
If you’d like to support our family team in our efforts to raise funds to help defeat this disease, I have a donation page – there’s a link to it, and our team’s progress, in the right sidebar of the blog now. Many thanks for your consideration!
# Also, if you’d like to read Still Alice along with me, let me know in the comments and we’ll work out some details! (You’ll have to get your own copy of the book, though.) #
New Arrivals in my Google Reader: *Book Blogger Appreciation Week Collateral Damage Edition*
Minds Alive on the Shelves
Bibliophile by the Sea
Constance Reader’s Guide to Throwing Books with Great Force
Reading Thru the Night
*Days 1 and 2 of BBAW – favorite blogs and interview swaps – are to blame for most of this.*
More musings about the blogs that go away, particularly those that close up shop after conferences; speaking of conferences, some changes are afoot for BlogHer’10 (August 6-7, 2010, New York City)
I said some stuff about the Kanye West/Taylor Swift thing on the LA Moms Blog, but it was said much more forcefully and directly here.
I was fascinated by this account of a successful Visian ICL Implant vision correction procedure. My eyesight is too bad to be corrected with LASIK, but I may be a candidate for this, and Trisha is the first person I’ve encountered who has had it done.
Pros and cons of co-parenting after divorce
No one’s hair is meant to be petted (unless they have four legs, that is)
The change of seasons is usually a good time to re-assess your wardrobe
I didn’t participate in Wendi‘s Tuesday Thinger this week because of BBAW, but these 8 helpful blog HTML codes really are helpful (I’ve implemented #7 already). Also, created by Trin of Bloody Bad: A Book Blog: a matched set of social-media icons! Plus, thanks to Jackie at Farm Lane Books for the scoop on creating a feed of blogs that link to yours!
Police reports in LA don’t look much like these (heck, they’d need their own newspaper here!)
|You Are Carbs|
You are a very energetic and seductive person. You tend to be driven by your impulses, and people often find you tempting.
Often your energy is brief and almost manic. You have a lot of ups and downs if you’re not careful.
When you take care of yourself, you feel alert, balanced, and satisfied. You can live a very balanced life if you play your cards right.
A BBAW look at the past year in the book-blogiverse, as only Raych of books i done read could tell it; a special BBAW tribute to Dewey, who is still mourned and missed by the book-blog community she was such a vital member of
It’s been years since I used the library very much, but it’s always been good to know it’s there. But in some schools, and even in some cities, budget cuts may be taking it away! (WAIT: Philly libraries got a stay of execution!)
It’s never too late for your first time…with Judy Blume
Have you found your religion – or something like it – in books?
Would you sign up for a Dead Author Blog Tour (or a “classics” book-blog tour by any other name)?
And for the rest of us….ARRRR, me hearties! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!