POST #800: Weekly Geeks 2009-05: Cover Story

POST #800: Weekly Geeks 2009-05: Cover Story

Weekly Geeks 2009-05 This week’s geektastic task comes from Becky of Becky’s Book Reviews : This week it’s all about judging books by their covers! Pick a book–any book, really–and search out multiple book cover images for that book. They could span a decade or two (or more)…Or they could span several countries. Which cover is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Which one best ‘captures’ what the book is about? LibraryThing has […]

Dear Heart, I’m writing you a letter…

Dear Heart, I’m glad you and Brain are getting along better these days, and not fighting each other. Granted, I think Brain may have been more at fault than you for most of it – around here, Brain is used to being the boss, and likes to run the show. She hasn’t always trusted you to know what you’re doing. The thing about Brain, though, is that she has been right enough of the time […]

Some of my F-favorite things

Some of my F-favorite things

I’ve decided to stop holding out on the “favorite things/alphabet” meme. You’ve probably seen it going around – someone who has already done the meme assigns you a letter, and you have to list ten things you love that begin with that letter. You do have to request the letter, though – I asked Kathy from Bermudaonion to assign me one, and she chose the letter F for me (guess why?). These are a few […]

Weekend Assignment #254: Do-Over Day – October 21, 2006

Weekend Assignment #254: Do-Over Day – October 21, 2006

Karen‘s question this week was inspired by a hedgehog promising six more weeks of winter: Weekend Assignment #254: In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Phil Connors is forced to repeat a particular day over and over until he gets it right. Is there a particular day you’d like to repeat, either to fix something that went wrong or just to enjoy a great day all over again? Extra Credit: When do you expect winter to […]

Saturday Review 2-7-09

Saturday Review 2-7-09

New in Google Reader Semicolon, on the books blogroll Petunia Face, via Blog Nosh Magazine Breaking the Dress Code, also via Blog Nosh Across the Blogiverse You’ve heard about the octuplets that were born here in Southern California last week – probably more than you ever wanted to. It was a local story that made national news pretty quickly, as well as inspiring a couple of posts here on the Los Angeles Moms Blog. Moms […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday! A week’s worth of meme-ery (2-6-09)

Tuesday Thingers: Questions for LibraryThing Users, hosted at Wendi’s Book Corner Today’s question: Do you post links to your reviews? Here on Library Thing, or anywhere else? How else do you like to promote your site? My Answer: I post an excerpt and a link to each book review I post in the book’s record on LibraryThing, but I’m not active in the forums there, so I don’t link anywhere else on the site. Right […]

Thursday Book Talk: “Change of Heart,” by Jodi Picoult

Thursday Book Talk: “Change of Heart,” by Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart: A Novel Jodi Picoult Washington Square Press, 2008 (Paperback) (ISBN 0743496752 / 9780743496759) Fiction, 480 pages First Sentence: In the beginning, I believed in second chances. Book description: One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time […]

From The I-Don’t-Get-It Files: Eight is more than enough

Last week, a Southern California woman gave birth to octuplets. Early news reports focused on the medical accomplishment – all of the babies were delivered healthy and seemed to be thriving, including the “surprise” eighth one (the doctors were prepared for seven) – and didn’t divulge too much personal information about the family. But people are curious, and before long details began to leak out. At this point, there’s still a fair amount of rumor […]

The one where I answer five questions

I’ve been seeing these blogger-interview posts lately in which one blogger posts the answers to five questions about her/himself asked by another blogger. The interesting thing is that the subjects don’t wait to be invited – they have asked to be interviewed by a blogger who has already been through the exercise. Usually I’m the wait-to-be-asked type, but blogging seems to be making me more forward, and I decided I wanted to play too. Dawn […]

Weekend Assignment #253: Roughing it

I’m substitute-teaching “guest-professoring” another Weekend Assignment for Karen: Weekend Assignment #253: You’ve got no electricity, no Internet, no phone, and no car for two whole days. What do you do with yourself? Extra Credit: What do you usually do in real life when an evening power shortage leaves you in the dark? I hate power failures at night. In one respect, they aren’t so bad in the summer when daylight lasts longer, but the tradeoff […]

Saturday Review 1-31-09

Saturday Review 1-31-09

Bulletin Board >> I’m “guest-professoring” the Weekend Assignment at Outpost Mรขvarin again. Care to join in? Here’s the topic: Weekend Assignment #253: You’ve got no electricity, no Internet, no phone, and no car for two whole days. What do you do with yourself? Extra Credit: What do you usually do in real life when an evening power shortage leaves you in the dark? Post your answer on your own blog, and leave a link to […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday! A week’s worth of meme-ery, 1-30-09

Tuesday Thingers: Questions for LibraryThing users, hosted at Wendi’s Book Corner Library Thing is attempting to gain help from librarians and readers alike to redo the old Dewey Decimal system of book classification, creating a newer system called Open Shelves Classification or OSC (click on the link to read a little about the vision on the LT Blog). The librarians have already helped to create the main categories, and they are now looking for readers […]