Friday Fill-ins, Fotos, and Filler

Friday Fill-ins, Fotos, and Filler

Because I have barely had time for blog-reading this week (again!) I don’t have a proper Week-End Review for you…but I’ll be around this weekend anyway, since I’m participating in the 24-Hour Readathon starting Saturday at 5 AM PDT! I am also taking today off from work to get ready to spend tomorrow reading and blogging about reading – it’s Catch Up and Clear the Decks Day! Friday Fill-Ins 1. In the near darkness I […]

The Music Diary Project: Midterm Report (Tuesday Tangents on Thursday)

The Music Diary Project: Midterm Report (Tuesday Tangents on Thursday)

I’ve been taking part in the Music Diary Project this week, posting daily updates to it on Tumblr. At some point – once it’s over, probably, and in the mythical time when I have “more time” – I plan to go back through the entries and see what sort of thoughts they provoke. Most of the posts are just straightforward lists of whatever music I was listening to over a period of time, but a couple […]

Book Talk: *The Uncoupling*, by Meg Wolitzer (TLC Book Tour)

Book Talk: *The Uncoupling*, by Meg Wolitzer (TLC Book Tour)

  The Uncoupling Meg Wolitzer Riverhead Hardcover (2011), Hardcover (ISBN 159448788X / 9781594487880) Fiction, 288 pages Source: Publisher, via TLC Book Tours Reason for reading: blog tour Opening Lines: “People like to warn you that by the time you reach the middle of your life, passion will begin to feel like a meal eaten long ago, which you remember with great tenderness. The bright points of silver. The butter in its oblong dish. The corpse […]

(A)Head in the Clouds; or, where my filez at? (Weekend Assignment #364)

(A)Head in the Clouds; or, where my filez at? (Weekend Assignment #364)

This year’s big tech buzzword is “clouds.” Are you ready to fly? Weekend Assignment #364: Ahead in the Clouds? Suddenly the marketing departments of Microsoft and other tech giants are all about “the cloud” or “clouds,” the practice of storing large files online and streaming them rather than everyone storing them locally on their hard drives. Do you think this is a good idea, a bad idea or both? Extra Credit: Do you still buy CDs […]

Spring ahead, look back: 1st-Quarter Reading Reflections (Weekly Geeks 2011-12)

Spring ahead, look back: 1st-Quarter Reading Reflections (Weekly Geeks 2011-12)

Despite the fact that I’m part of the Weekly Geeks blog team (I do recaps for the site every few weeks), I’m a rather inconsistent Weekly Geeks participant. But this week I’m joining in, as Wendy presents us with a change-of-(reading)-seasons opportunity to take stock: Spring has sprung…the flowers are coming up, baby animals are being born, everything is green and new. Many of us are spring-cleaning or organizing, rethinking and pondering changes…and so I […]

Sunday Salon: More “Stuff That’s Going On”

Sunday Salon: More “Stuff That’s Going On”

One thing that hasn’t been going on much during the last week is reading, I’m sorry to say. I had thought that my 4-day birthday weekend would afford me a nice amount of time for both reading and writing, but I got in sadly little of either. Combine that with an extra-busy time at work, and complicate that with shortened work days due to my physical-therapy appointments (now down to two times a week instead […]

Week-End Review: The "hey, where did she go?" edition (no fooling!)

Week-End Review: The "hey, where did she go?" edition (no fooling!)

I know, I celebrated a blogiversary and a birthday last month…and then I disappeared! It wasn’t intentional – in fact, it was a surprise to me too. I had plans to work on some post drafts and spend a good amount of time reading during my extended Birthday Weekend, but…well, you know how it goes with plans sometimes. I wound up using that time for some housecleaning and shopping instead, and once I returned to […]