Sunday Salon: Reading Notes and Bookkeeping

Sunday Salon: Reading Notes and Bookkeeping

I haven’t done a Bookkeeping report for a few weeks because there hasn’t been a lot to report. I haven’t added many books to TBR Purgatory for the last couple of months. I’m scaling back review books, and have been trying to confine my book-buying to titles already on my wishlist – and at least until Christmas, my book-buying will be limited to books for other people. However, it certainly looks like I’ve been busy […]

Week-End Review: Five (Links) for Friday, and introducing the Friday Foto!

Week-End Review: Five (Links) for Friday, and introducing the Friday Foto!

It’s about time we got a button in here, isn’t it? I got myself a Tumblr blog after all, and if you’re on Tumblr, I’d be more than happy for you to follow it (and I’ll follow you back)! But here are a few reasons you might choose not to: I’m treating it as a “spinoff” from this blog, so a lot of what I post there will probably end up back over here anyway. […]

Book Talk: *Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music,* by Marisa Meltzer

Book Talk: *Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music,* by Marisa Meltzer

Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music Marisa Meltzer Faber & Faber (2010), Edition: 1, Paperback (ISBN 0865479798 / 9780865479791) Nonfiction (music/women’s studies), 176 pages Source: personal/purchased copy Reason for reading: topic of interest; blogger recommendation (Viva la Feminista) Opening Lines (Chapter 1): “The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, is the kind of university that offers neither grades nor majors. Its central quad is called Red Square; its concrete-block, riot-proof buildings are nestled among […]

Imagine…it’s been 30 years

Imagine…it’s been 30 years

I was born the same year that the Beatles took over the world, but by the time I became aware of the band, they’d already been broken up for several years. I’d become a serious fan by the time I was in high school, though, and had learned a lot about their lives and music. Throughout the 1970s, fans still harbored hopes for a Beatles reunion, wondering if each collaboration between two (or occasionally even […]

(I Married a) Car Crazy (Guy): Weekend Assignment #347

(I Married a) Car Crazy (Guy): Weekend Assignment #347

The presence of extra traffic on the streets (at least near Best Buy) this time of year inspires this week’s Assignment: Weekend Assignment # 347: Car Crazy Some people are car connoisseurs, able to discuss the finer points of 1960 Corvette engines, find or build replacement Model T parts, or argue the merits of the latest high-end Italian sports car. (Okay, maybe it’s not the same person in each of these scenarios, but you get […]

Reading Plans for 2011 (Weekly Geeks/Sunday Salon on Monday)

Reading Plans for 2011 (Weekly Geeks/Sunday Salon on Monday)

It’s that time of year…and I had planned to talk about it in this week’s Sunday Salon, but I didn’t get a chance to write one. However, when Weekly Geeks posted it as this week’s topic, I decided I’d make my response a special belated Salon post as well. Becky asked: Do you plan on participating in any reading challenges in 2011? Are you planning on hosting any reading challenges? Are there any challenges you […]