Sunday Salon: Greetings from the Recovery Room

Sunday Salon: Greetings from the Recovery Room

    Regular readers already know about this, but just in case you hadn’t heard, I had shoulder surgery on Friday. It was an outpatient procedure and I’m at home, but my right arm will be in a sling for the next four to six weeks. While I am capable of typing left-handed if I have to, it’s slow and uncomfortable going, so posting frequency around here will most likely drop off during the next […]

HELP WANTED (Again): Guest Blogger Positions Available!

HELP WANTED (Again): Guest Blogger Positions Available!

Image by kandyjaxx via Flickr ANNOUNCEMENT: POSITIONS AVAILABLE for Guest/Substitute Bloggers! I got a gratifyingly good response to my invitation to guest bloggers during my vacation last summer, and as I have something coming up later this month that will probably take me off-blog for a couple of weeks, I thought I’d put it out there again. One-time opportunity for guest contributors to The 3 R’s Blog during my upcoming recovery from shoulder surgery, which […]

Books for Baltimore: It’s the 2010 Dewey Donation Drive!

Books for Baltimore: It’s the 2010 Dewey Donation Drive!

The Dewey Donation System is back online and kicking off its 2010 Book Donation Drive! Have you met Dewey? Born in 2006, he’s the offspring of author/roller-derby queen Pamela Ribon‘s efforts to help struggling public libraries through her website pamie.com and “Tubey’s Kids,” the charity initiative started by Television Without Pity (TWoP) and its co-founder David “Glark” Cole. Dewey previously helped bring in books and raise funds for libraries in Harrison County, Mississippi, Negril, Jamaica, […]

Taking the weekend off!

Taking the weekend off!

I’m supposed to return to work on Tuesday, and I expect it to be CRAZY after three weeks out of the office, so I’ve decided to save some of my prepared posts for the next couple of weeks and not put one up today! Besides, it’s the Independence Day holiday weekend in the USA, so we should all celebrate our freedoms – including the freedom to take a blogging break! Waving to you with my […]

Closing a Chapter – and a Group Blog

Closing a Chapter – and a Group Blog

I discovered not long after I began blogging three years ago that even though I intended to blog primarily about books and reading, I fit into another niche as well: I was a Mom With a Blog. I didn’t see myself as a “mom blogger,” really – the “typical” mom blogger seemed to have younger children and a more intimate approach to communicating on her blog than I wanted for myself – but I did […]

OOPS! and OUCH! Also, I am not left-handed.

OOPS! and OUCH! Also, I am not left-handed.

I may look like I’m back this week, y’all, but it’s a bit of an illusion. Most of the upcoming posts this week were written either while I was on vacation or before I left, and the vacation recaps will be delayed for a little while. It’s hard to type with one hand, especially when it’s not your good one, and I may be in that position for a few weeks. You may have already […]

BBAW is Coming Back – Awards and All!

BBAW is Coming Back – Awards and All!

It’s barely summer yet, but some of us are already looking ahead to the fall, and the third annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week in September! What:  Book Blogger Appreciation Week is a week-long festival celebrating the community of book bloggers and their contribution to preserving a culture of literacy through book reviews and recommendations, reading reflections, and general bookish chat.  BBAW events include daily blogging topics, blogger interview swaps, special guest posts, and so much […]

HELP WANTED: Guest Bloggers – up to 6 positions available!

HELP WANTED: Guest Bloggers – up to 6 positions available!

ANNOUNCEMENT: POSITIONS AVAILABLE for 1 to 6 Guest/Substitute Bloggers! One-time opportunity for guest contributors to The 3 R’s Blog during my upcoming vacation Must be available between June 14 and June 25, 2010 Qualifications and Requirements: Must be able to write an engaging blog post for a diverse audience (book bloggers, mom bloggers, other niche bloggers, niche-less bloggers, and non-bloggers – women and men, various ages and cultural backgrounds) Posts must be original, but do […]

Programming Notes: or, the lamest excuse for a post ever

It’s been a busy week – one Ugly Project after another at work, and helping to prepare for Armchair BEA on the side. Speaking of which…115 people were signed up to participate when I last checked, and it’s still not too late to join us! all the news is now being communicated through Armchair BEA’s very own blog! I’m really enjoying being part of the team that’s bringing this event together – and making it […]

The convention that comes to you – be part of *Armchair BEA*!

The convention that comes to you – be part of *Armchair BEA*!

Word’s starting to get out about this, but just in case you haven’t read about it yet: Despite how it might feel if you read a lot of book blogs, not everyone is going to BEA and/or the Book Blogger Convention later this month – and shouldn’t those of us who are staying home get to have some fun too? Late last week, some Twittering book bloggers realized that while we might not be in […]

Sunday Salon: Have you heard about *Armchair BEA*? No? Then read on!

Sunday Salon: Have you heard about *Armchair BEA*? No? Then read on!

Despite how it might feel if you read a lot of book blogs, not everyone is going to BEA and/or the Book Blogger Convention later this month – and shouldn’t those of us who are staying home get to have some fun too? As several of us were on the beloved/dreaded Twitter a few days ago lamenting our BEA-outsider status, we realized we could put a positive spin on the situation instead. We might not […]

“That’s How I (will) Blog” – next Tuesday! Come and join me on Blog Talk Radio

“That’s How I (will) Blog” – next Tuesday! Come and join me on Blog Talk Radio

I’m getting nervous! Next Tuesday evening, I’ll be making my debut on Internet radio as the guest of Nicole from Linus’s Blanket on her Blog Talk Radio show, “That’s How I Blog!”  – where book bloggers meet to talk books, blogging, and whatever else comes up! Please plan to listen in…   The show will air live at 9 PM EST on Tuesday, May 4, and will be archived for streaming and/or downloading as a […]