I’ve been to New York City twice this summer, and I’ve yet to get to the Strand Bookstore! It was actually on the list of things Melissa and I wanted to do when we were in the City for BlogHer’10 last weekend, but between a pretty full conference agenda and my inability to follow the walking directions I got from Google Maps, it didn’t happen. But don’t feel too sorry for me – I came […]
Month: August 2010
BlogHer’10: Bullet Points and Shout-Outs
I’ll warn you again, in case you’ve forgotten – my BlogHer’10 experiences will, once again, be the subject of several posts. I’ve already talked about a couple of sessions in detail. This time, I’m sharing some of my more general impressions in the ever-popular “bullet points” format. But sadly, I don’t have pictures this year, because I couldn’t bring my “good” camera with me – it’s not so good right now, and I just sent […]
Book Talk: “Labor Day*, by Joyce Maynard (TLC Book Tour)
Disclosure: I received a copy of the new paperback edition of this novel from the publisher, via Trish at TLC Book Tours. *I am an Amazon Associate and an IndieBound Affiliate. Purchasing links are provided by Amazon.com and IndieBound.org and will generate a small referral fee for me.* Labor Day: A Novel Joyce Maynard (Facebook page) Harper Perennial (2010), Paperback (ISBN 0061843415 / 9780061843419) Fiction, 272 pages Opening Lines: “It was just the two of […]
BlogHer’10: You and me and the FTC
I’ll warn you now – my BlogHer’10 experiences will, once again, be the subject of several posts. There are a couple of sessions I’d like to talk about in detail in addition to sharing my more general impressions. The first session I attended at BlogHer’10 was on that topic so dear to the heart of any review blogger: “The FTC Guidelines: After a Year, Has Anything Changed?” (And yes, although you may not review anything […]
BlogHer’10: What’s the “publishing ecosystem” evolving into?
I’ll warn you now – my BlogHer’10 experiences will, once again, be the subject of several posts. There are a couple of sessions I’d like to talk about in detail in addition to sharing my more general impressions. It’s hard to process everything that goes on in a conference session when you’re one of its presenters, and the time goes by a lot faster. Fortunately, my BlogHer’10 panel, “The Evolving Publishing Ecosystem,” was liveblogged, so […]
Welcome to The 3 R’s Blog!
Whether you’re visiting The 3 R’s Blog for the first time because we met at BlogHer’10 or you’re a regular, I’d like to welcome you and thank you for coming by! Please visit my About Me and My Blog page to get some idea of what you’re in for around here. I’ve been here since March 2007, and I blog primarily, but not exclusively, about books. You can find all book-inspired posts under the “reading” […]
Cupcakes with Jennifer Weiner, and a Book Giveaway!
This is my week to be surrounded by smart, inspiring, funny women. I’m currently in New York City at BlogHer’10, and this past Monday night, I was at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena in the entertaining company of best-selling author Jennifer Weiner. I don’t read a lot of “chick lit,” but I do read Jennifer Weiner‘s fiction – she’s been a favorite of mine since her first novel, Good in Bed. Her best characters are conflicted, […]
Book Talk: *Best Friends Forever*, by Jennifer Weiner
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in hardcover in Summer 2009 from publicists Engelman & Co., but have been seriously delinquent in my reading/reviewing obligation – the book was released in paperback in Spring 2010. *I am an Amazon Associate and an IndieBound Affiliate; purchasing links are provided by Amazon.com and IndieBound.org and will generate a small referral fee for me. Announcement: Come back tomorrow for my report on Jennifer Weiner’s appearance at […]
Comic-Con Show and Tell: The Words
Please see yesterday’s post for a Comic-Con photo album! Comic-Con International. San Diego, California. Four days of pop culture at its finest – and sometimes its edgiest, and strangest. For some participants, it barely touches on comics at all, unless the comic has some connection with a movie or TV show. Tall Paul and I only experienced the first two days of Comic-Con 2010, Thursday and Friday, July 22 and 23. By the time we […]
Comic-Con Show and Tell: The Pictures
Comic-Con International. San Diego, California. Four days of pop culture at its finest – and sometimes its edgiest, and strangest. For some participants, it barely touches on comics at all, unless the comic has some connection with a movie or TV show. Some of Comic-Con is pretty much what you’d expect from the name. About 1/4 of the Exhibit Hall floor was taken up by small comic-book dealers and independent artists and writers, while another […]
Book Talk: *Lit*, by Mary Karr (TLC Book Tour)
Disclosure: I received for the new paperback edition of this book review from the publisher, via TLC Book Tours. *I am an IndieBound Affiliate and Amazon Associate. Purchasing links in this post are provided by Indiebound.org and Amazon.com and will generate a small referral fee if used.* Lit: A Memoir Mary Karr Harper Perennial (2010), Paperback (ISBN 0060596996 / 9780060596996) Nonfiction/Memoir, 432 pages Opening lines: “Any way I tell this story is a lie, so […]
Sunday Salon: Reading ARCs, and a Read-Along announcement!
It’s exciting to snag those advance reader copies, isn’t it? There’s a thrill in knowing you’re one of the first to read an upcoming book, and then being able to talk it up and help it become a hit. However, those advance copies are nearly always marked as “uncorrected proofs,” and as such, they may contain typos, grammatical errors, and factual mistakes. And as hard as I try not to let those things distract me, […]