Ten on Tuesday on Wednesday: Talk talk

This week’s Ten on Tuesday theme was “10 Things You Love to Talk About,” but since I was talking about Election Day yesterday, I thought I’d hold this post till today. Besides, if these really are things I love to talk about, I can talk about them any time, right? In no particular order, although the first item really does belong at #1: My family. My husband, all three of the kids, my nephews, my […]

TBIF: Thank blog it’s Friday! (And it’s Halloween!)

TBIF: Thank blog it’s Friday! (And it’s Halloween!)

Tuesday Thingers (hosted by The Boston Bibliophile) This week’s question: Legacy libraries. With which legacy libraries do you share books? Tell us a little about a couple of them and what you share.To find which books you share with Legacy Libraries, click on “Statistics” from either your profile or your home page; then click on “Legacy Libraries” in the second row of clickable choices. I don’t seem to have a lot of books in common […]

“Sunday” survey, on Wednesday

I “borrowed” this meme from MaryP, who posted it on a Monday after she found it here on a Sunday, which makes her my partner in meme-thievery and inspiration for doing it on a different day of the week. Feel free to take it yourself! If I looke​d on the bed next to you, what would​ I find?​ My husband, most likely; a book, possibly; the dog, probably Do you go to the bathr​oom with […]

Just pick one already – basics

As usual, this list was lifted from Meg Fowler. The instructions are simple: just pick the item in each pair that applies or appeals to you more – and if you have no preference, flip a coin or something. You have to come down on one side or the other. My choices are in bold type, and comments are in italics. Coffee or tea? PC or Mac? (although I use both – PC at work, […]

Post #700 (!): A “random” blogging meme

700 POSTS, people! Therefore, it seems an appropriate occasion to answer the blogging-themed questions in this week’s “randomness” meme. 1. When did you start blogging? I started in August 2006, on a short-lived and now-deleted blog; my first post on this blog was on March 16, 2007.  2. How often do you blog? How many times per week, per day? I try to keep to one post a day, but occasionally there might be two, […]

TBIF: Thank blog it’s Friday 10/24

Tuesday Thingers (hosted by The Boston Bibliophile) Today’s question: Series. Do you collect any series? Do you read series books? Fantasy? Mystery? Science fiction? Religious? Other genre? Do you use the series feature in LT to help you find new books or figure out what you might be missing from a series? First off, did you know that LibraryThing HAS a “series” feature? One reason I enjoy doing Tuesday Thingers is that I learn about […]

Marilyn or Jackie? (Or Doris, or Katharine, or..)

Marilyn or Jackie? (Or Doris, or Katharine, or..)

I found this quiz via Miguelina, and even though I don’t watch Mad Men, this “Mad Men-era female icon” quiz was hard to resist. It turns out that I am neither a Marilyn (Monroe) nor a Jackie (Kennedy), and that’s fine – I am an Ingrid (Bergman)! The personality characteristics associated with the profile sound quite a lot like me. I can live with that. And I’ll always have Paris. (So, could I at least […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday (10-17-08)

Tuesday Thingers (hosted by The Boston Bibliophile) Today’s question: Early Reviewers- do you participate? How many books (approximately) have you received through the program? Have you liked them generally? What’s your favorite ER book? Do you participate in the discussion group on LT? I signed up for Early Reviewers not long after I joined LibraryThing in January 2008, but I’m erratic about my participation. I check out the selections every month, but some months I’ll […]

Weekly Geeks #21: Name that (first) line!

Dewey‘s theme for Weekly Geeks #21 is sort of a combination group project / scavenger hunt / contest:  Below, you’ll find a list of 100 first lines from books. The basic project is to identify their sources. 1. Look over the list of first lines. How many can you identify immediately? Post these in your blog, with the answer (the book title and author). If you’re not 100% positive of your answer, please Google the […]

Another (stolen) food meme: the sweet stuff

I first found this “Sweet 100” list on Liz Rizzo‘s blog, Everyday Goddess, but I stole this version from Madame Meow at A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!, since she included handy links to descriptions of many of the goodies. (It’s originally from CakeSpy.) It’s the perfect dessert – completely calorie-free! Here goes: 1) Copy this list into your site, including the instructions 2) Bold all of the sweets you’ve eaten 3) Cross out any […]

Ten on Tuesday: I’m with the band

This week’s Ten on Tuesday topic, “10 Bands/Artists that Remind You of High School,” is one where it’s hard for me to stop at ten – so I didn’t. I spent most of my adolescence glued to the radio, and there’s a lot of music associated with my high-school years (which, for the record, were 1978 to 1982). I still listen to the music of some of the performers on this list, but they made […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday!

Tuesday Thingers (hosted by The Boston Bibliophile) This week’s question: -LibraryThing’s “Recently Added” feature: Do you look at it? Do you use it for ideas? Is there something listed there now that looks interesting to you? What have you added to your LT library recently? I have to confess that I don’t pay much attention to the “recently added by other members” section of my LT home page for LibraryThing as a whole, but I […]