Clearing Out the Blog Closet, by Molly (The Bumbles Blog)

Clearing Out the Blog Closet, by Molly (The Bumbles Blog)

Molly is co-author (with her husband Andy) of The Bumbles Blog, which manages to combine the attributes of being both eclectic and focused, thanks to its daily, recurring themes. Proud to be niche-less, they created the Monday Movie Meme, and post about books, movies, photos, sports, and fun during the rest of the week. They focus on blog and tech topics on Fridays; I’m a fan of their “blogging confessional” feature BlogAnon, where they discuss […]

“Why Read?” asks Melina (Reading Vacation)

“Why Read?” asks Melina (Reading Vacation)

Melina of Reading Vacation is one of the youngest book bloggers around – she’s actually in the demographic for the middle-grade and YA books she reviews! However, her writing and blogging accomplishments are well beyond her years. She was an eager participant in Armchair BEA, and she made quite an impression on everyone she met. Please welcome today’s guest blogger to The 3 R’s, as she asks (and answers) a question for all ages: “Why […]

Teresa’s Summer Reading Challenge

Teresa’s Summer Reading Challenge

Teresa is a contributor to the Los Angeles Moms Blog, but has thus far resisted the call to establish her own little corner of the Internet. However, she can sometimes be found in Café World or playing Scrabble on Facebook – when she can wrest the computer away from her sons, that is. She has guest-posted here before, and I’ve been lucky (so far) that she hasn’t taken the opportunity to rat me out in […]

Eyes on the (Orange) Prize, by Carrie (Nomadreader)

Eyes on the (Orange) Prize, by Carrie (Nomadreader)

Nomadreader (Carrie) produces the blog of the same name, where she’s just as likely to review movies as books. She’s an “almost librarian” whose favorite novel is Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife, and she has just launched the 20 Under 40 Reading Project, celebrating the literary voices of her generation. Please welcome today’s guest blogger to The 3 R’s, as she talks about the reading project she almost completed in time for last week’s Orange Prize […]

Book Talk: *Going in Circles* with Mike (Everything Under the Sun)

Book Talk: *Going in Circles* with Mike (Everything Under the Sun)

Mike is one of my longest-standing blog buddies. He’s been a frequent commenter here for the last couple of years, and has blogged at Everything Under the Sun since early 2008 (and we met in person last year – for the record, he doesn’t look like Bender from Futurama in real life).  He’s a married father of two who works some very odd hours, and his blog topics are wide-ranging; they have been known to […]

The Polygamous Book Clubber, by Average Jane

The Polygamous Book Clubber, by Average Jane

Celeste is better known in the blogging and Twitter communities as Average Jane, and is a veteran of the online life – her blog archives date back to February 2004. Among other things, she’s a social-media specialist, a rock-band musician, a foodie who regularly shares her favorite recipes with her readers, and a cat owner (wait – I guess the cats own her. Isn’t that how it usually works?). Please welcome today’s guest blogger to […]

Warm-ups (Weekend Assignment #295)

Warm-ups (Weekend Assignment #295)

Karen, our Weekend Assignment host, lives in the usually hot Arizona desert, but asks about winter weather this week: Weekend Assignment #295: Even in Tucson, things can get a bit chilly on December nights. What is your favorite way to keep warm? Extra Credit: What is the temperature setting on your thermostat? Right now, the thermostat is set at 73, but the heat’s not turned on. I’ll switch it on and lower it to 69 […]

Readathon Update #3: The Games are ON!

Current local time: 6:30 PM PST Estimated total time spent reading since 5 AM: 9.5 hours. Total Pages read: 652 (2 books) I don’t usually track that, but it seems appropriate to the occasion. Books completed: Love the One You’re With, by Emily Giffin The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins What now? Return visits from cheerleaders and visit a few other Read-a-thon participants at their blogs Make notes for review of The Hunger Games Walk […]

Read-a-thon Update #2: One book finished!

Current local time: 11:15 AM PST Estimated time spent reading since 5 AM: 4 hours. I was away from reading for over an hour starting around 6:30 AM (showered. got dressed, walked the dog), and have taken shorter breaks (5-10 minutes at a time) throughout the morning, including checking in on Twitter. Pages read: 282 I don’t usually track that, but it seems appropriate to the occasion. Book completed: Love the One You’re With, by […]

And so it begins: Readathon Update #1

According to the clock on my computer, it’s 4:50 AM as I write this – T minus 10 minutes to Read-a-thon blast-off! I plan to start off a bit slowly – read for 60 to 90 minutes, then take a shower/dog-walking break. I’ll read through breakfast, of course (which may be accompanied by a little extra coffee). The first book I’ll be reading is one already in progress – I’m on page 60 of Love […]

Where it all happens: SCENE OF THE BLOG!

Where it all happens: SCENE OF THE BLOG!

I was very excited when Cathy invited me to be part of her popular “Scene of the Blog” feature at Kittling: Books. Cathy does a lot of fun things on her blog; in addition to book reviews, she runs reader polls and the Friday Feud, and showcases artwork featuring books and reading.  Anyway, today’s the big day for The 3 R’s. I hope you’ll stop by Kittling: Books and see where the magic happens – […]

Brief (middle-sized?) apologies and updates

The first apology is to my sister, because I’m not sure I’ll have had a chance to call and tell you about this before it posts, and I know you prefer not to have the blog be the first place you find out about things :-). The second apology is to every blog in my Google Reader, where I’ve already hit the “mark all as read” button twice in two days, and may need to […]

Saturday Review 3-14

Saturday Review 3-14

New to my Google Reader Book, Line, and Sinker and its older sibling, Curly Wurly Gurly Kathfucious says…, a new venture from Kazoofus’ KathyHowe Flibbertigibbet Linus’s Blanket Several new additions via the new review-collection site Paperback Frenzy: Life in the Stupid Lane Dog Ear Diary Write for a Reader Stephanie’s Written Word Bloggin’ ’bout Books   Across the Blogiverse Appreciating the opportunity, and the choice, to be an American Speaking of choices: These reflections on […]

Saturday Review 3-7-09

Saturday Review 3-7-09

Bulletin Board **** Current Events Department: It’s BIRTHDAY MONTH! Sunshine is throwing the big party for all the March babies over at …and the pursuit of happiness. If this is your month, be sure to stop by and let her know! (I already have my button over in the sidebar.) And if you’re not fortunate enough to have been born during March, you’re not being left out of the fun – she has an “unbirthday” […]

TBIF: Thank blog it’s Friday! This week in memes and books

Tuesday Thingers: Questions for LibraryThing users, hosted at Wendi’s Book Corner This week’s question: Were you aware of the LT Early Reviewers Program? Have you received any books from the program? If you have, how have you liked the book(s)? Any other thoughts on the LTER program? My Answer: Great timing for this question, since Febrary LTER recipients were notified this week, and the March list is on its way! I opened my LibraryThing account […]