Sunday Salon 6/13: “Readin’ on a Jet Plane” Edition

Sunday Salon 6/13: “Readin’ on a Jet Plane” Edition

It’ll be a brief visit to the Sunday Salon for me this week – I’m leaving for the East Coast first thing tomorrow morning, and I’ve got packing to do. I’ll return to the Salon after I get back from my vacation – see you then! I’m leaving the blog in excellent hands, with a great lineup of guest bloggers posting while I’m away: Average Jane gives a peek inside the world of a polygamous […]

Week-End Review 6/11: “I need a vacation!” Edition

Week-End Review 6/11: “I need a vacation!” Edition

It’s only the 11th, but this is the last Week-End Review that I’ll post during June! I’m bringing my MacBook on vacation with me, but am not planning on spending much time on blog-related business. The “mark all as read” button in Google Reader will most likely get quite a workout during the next two weeks, which means I probably won’t be gathering too many links! If all goes according to plan, the Review should […]

No Florida vacation: Growing up by the Gulf

No Florida vacation: Growing up by the Gulf

When I talk about the various places I’m from, the place I tend to talk about the least is St. Petersburg, Florida – but if we’re friends on Facebook, it’s documented there. I graduated from St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg Junior College, and the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus; one reason I chose to major in accounting was because I could get all the classes I needed without ever having to […]

Vacation Countdown: Look out, East Coast, here we come!

Vacation Countdown: Look out, East Coast, here we come!

We took a three-generation vacation two years ago – Mom-in-law, Tall Paul and me, and his kids: a classic “family road trip” to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon. It really worked out quite well, especially when you consider the amount of time we spent in the car – and that won’t be an issue this time. We’ll spend much less time on the journey and concentrate much more of it on the destination(s). […]

Wishing and Waiting: The Wishlist (Weekly Geeks 2010-20)

Wishing and Waiting: The Wishlist (Weekly Geeks 2010-20)

This week, Becky asked Weekly Geeks about the infamous, ever-popular Wishlist: Is your wishlist as big as your TBR pile? What books are topping your list? Are there any new releases that you are counting down the days for? Share a handful of titles and be sure to share why you want to get your hands on these books! And if another blogger is responsible for that book being on your wishlist, consider sharing a […]

Book Talk: *The Irresistible Henry House*, by Lisa Grunwald

Book Talk: *The Irresistible Henry House*, by Lisa Grunwald

Disclosure: I received an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of this book for review purposes from the publisher, via LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers Program. The book was published in March 2010 and is now available for purchase. *Purchasing links in this review are via my Amazon Associates account and will earn a small referral fee for me, if clicked. The Irresistible Henry House: A Novel Lisa Grunwald Random House (2010) Hardcover (ISBN 1400063000 / 9781400063000) Fiction, 432 […]

Sunday Salon 6/6: What I *might* read on my summer vacation

Sunday Salon 6/6: What I *might* read on my summer vacation

Guess who still hasn’t figured out what books are coming on vacation with her? Good thing we’re not leaving till next Monday! The only thing I know for certain is that the Kindle is coming, and I have plenty of (e-)books waiting for me there (all fiction, except for one) (no links, because I don’t log e-books into LibraryThing until after I’ve read them): Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert (the only non-fiction title, and the one […]

Week-end Review: Annoucements + links!

Week-end Review: Annoucements + links!

Event Annoucement: I can’t participate this time, unfortunately, since I’ll need to be packing for vacation that weekend, but if you’ve got the time, you’ll find it well worth it to join in Bloggiesta #3, scheduled for June 11-13! If Bloggiesta is new to you, here’s what it’s all about: In short, it’s a blogging marathon.  A opportunity to cross those nagging items off of your to-do list and improve your blog while in the […]

Volunteering, controlling, and team-building (or, just a few of my issues)

Unlike my sister, I’ve never been much of a traditional volunteer (although I have been the mother of a Tennessee Volunteer). I’ve spent most of my adult life as a commuting work-outside-the-home mother whose workplaces have often been a significant distance from home, so I’ve tended to guard my non-work time, and volunteering has rarely fit into it. I’m not against the idea of volunteering; I’ve just been reluctant to give the time to actually […]

HELP WANTED: Guest Bloggers – up to 6 positions available!

HELP WANTED: Guest Bloggers – up to 6 positions available!

ANNOUNCEMENT: POSITIONS AVAILABLE for 1 to 6 Guest/Substitute Bloggers! One-time opportunity for guest contributors to The 3 R’s Blog during my upcoming vacation Must be available between June 14 and June 25, 2010 Qualifications and Requirements: Must be able to write an engaging blog post for a diverse audience (book bloggers, mom bloggers, other niche bloggers, niche-less bloggers, and non-bloggers – women and men, various ages and cultural backgrounds) Posts must be original, but do […]

Book Talk: *The Heart is Not a Size*, by Beth Kephart

Book Talk: *The Heart is Not a Size*, by Beth Kephart

Disclosure: I bought this book for my personal library. *Purchasing links in this review are connected to my Amazon Associates account, and will generate a small referral fee to me if clicked. The Heart is Not a Size Beth Kephart HarperTeen (2010), Hardcover (ISBN 0061470481 / 9780061470486) Fiction (YA), 256 pages Opening Lines: “What I remember now is the bunch of them running: from the tins, which were their houses. Up the white streets, which […]