Show-and-Tell Sunday: NaBloPoMo, 2 Days to Go

Taking a noncommittal, one-week-at-a-time approach to NaBloPoMo–I honestly can’t remember if I officially signed up to participate–got me through four weeks of  daily blogging, so I’m not all that worried about seeing it through the last two days of November. I think what made it work was seeing it as an opportunity to mix up my content, try a few new things, and give some old things a new lease on life.
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  • Nonfiction November provided the prompt for one post each week (and a book review I haven’t finished writing yet).
  • I didn’t write as much as I’d have liked, but I did more photoblogging, and was pleasantly surprised to find that making lists could be a fun and creative endeavor.
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  • I revived my long-dormant link roundup, and I think I may even keep it around past the end of November.
  • I did not get much reading or reviewing done this month. This was partly the effect of Part 2 of The Great Book Blogger Paradox
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but a busy month of projects at work and new shows on TV were also factors. And in a year of family health crises, we had another this month, and there will be long-term, ongoing changes in response to this one. A meeting today to sort out my dad’s home-health aftercare following last week’s hospital stay may not leave a lot of time for reading or writing on this last day of Thanksgiving weekend…but we’re thankful he’s home and that there’s a plan (and hopeful he won’t spend a third consecutive Sunday in an ER!).
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And that’s almost a wrap on November 2015! I hope it’s given you much to be thankful for.
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Saturday's Sign: Support Your Local Bookstore

Saturday's Sign: Support Your Local Bookstore

This, sadly, is not my local bookstore, but I wish it were, and I’m envious if it’s yours! Today is Small Business Saturday and Indies First Day. If you can, go forth and shop local! This is not a sponsored post. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,365 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Thankfully Fabulous Friday, And What Comes Next

Thankfully Fabulous Friday, And What Comes Next

I’m not officially participating in Jenn’s Thankfully Reading Weekend–although I will be very thankful for any reading time I get this weekend!–but today’s post comes via her and Michelle. Michelle asks what makes today a Fabulous Friday. Well, the fact I slept way past 5 AM and am writing this post while still in bad certainly helps, but it’s mostly because of this thing that happened yesterday:  The walker is something new that came home […]

Thankful

Thankful

For the beauty in this world For health and family and those we hold near and dear For what matters most of all Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,365 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

A Musical Memory, City by City

A Musical Memory, City by City

This was previously published on The List App, and inspired by a song that came up in my husband’s iTunes playlist while we were in the car one evening. If you recognize where it comes from, you might remember the Reagan Years. PLACES WHERE THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL WAS STILL BEATING, CIRCA 1984 New York, New York  LA–Hollywood and the Sunset Strip D.C. San Antonio Philadelphia, a.k.a “The Liberty Town” Boston Baton Rouge […]

Variations on a Theme: Costumes I Have Worn

Variations on a Theme: Costumes I Have Worn

This was originally posted on The List App. Apparently, my cosplaying inspiration is stuck at a fixed point in time and space. TARDIS Galliftey One, 2013 TARDIS Wondercon, 2013 TARDIS Galliftey One, 2014 TARDIS Wondercon, 2014 TARDIS, RenFaire Variation Renaissance Pleasure Faire, 2014 TARDIS Comikaze Expo, 2015 Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,365 other subscribers Email Address […]

Show-and-Tell MONDAY: Recapping Sunday

Show-and-Tell MONDAY: Recapping Sunday

The day started with a motorcycle and ended in a hospital, but despite what you might suspect, one had nothing to do with the other! But to begin by backtracking, this happened last Sunday: Yesterday. Paul and I began our morning with a ride to Malibu on his motorcycle, where this happened along the way: When I took my phone out of my jacket pocket after we got home, I found this text: An hour […]

Show-and-Tell Sunday: Not Much of Either!

Show-and-Tell Sunday: Not Much of Either!

My one-week-at-a-time approach toNaBloPoMo has worked for 22 days, but this may be the week it falls apart. Last week was a crazy-busy one for work–meetings, producing reports, redesigning other reports–and a rotten one for reading. I’m close to the end of three different books, but haven’t managed to make enough reading time to actually finish any of them…and even if I did get there in the next day or two, I’m not seeing much […]

Saturday's Sign: Parental Guidance

Saturday's Sign: Parental Guidance

As the holiday movie season gets underway, this message comes from my local Regal Cinema. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,365 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Later, Longer List: Links of the Week, November 20

Later, Longer List: Links of the Week, November 20

I’m more than halfway through NaBloPoMo now and that’s motivating me to finish the month, so even though it wasn’t pre-scheduled to go up at 5:30 this morning, there is a post today. (And to make up for being late, this week’s link list is almost twice as long as usual!) This week’s link roundup is brought to you via OneTab, with thanks to Two Bossy Dames for mentioning that it exists! Good to Read […]

(Audio)book Talk: YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) by Felicia Day, read by the author

(Audio)book Talk: YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST) by Felicia Day, read by the author

  You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir Felicia Day (book website) (Twitter) (Facebook) Audiobook read by the author Touchstone Books (August 2015), hardcover (ISBN 1476785651 / 9781476785653) Nonfiction: memoir, 272 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Simon & Schuster Audio, August 2015, ISBN 9781442386822)   This review contains links to indiebound.org   In the introduction to her memoir You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), Felicia Day describes herself as “Comic-Con famous.” In the nerdy, Comic-Con-adjacent circles I hover […]

A Dog's Life: Wordless Winchester

A Dog's Life: Wordless Winchester

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(Audio)Book Talk: CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling), read by Robert Glenister

(Audio)Book Talk: CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling), read by Robert Glenister

Career of Evil (A Cormoran Strike Novel) Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) Audiobook read by Robert Glenister Mulholland Books (October 2015), hardcover (ISBN 0316349933 / 9780316349932) Fiction (mystery/crime), 512 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Hachette Audio, October 2015, 9781478962670, Audible ASIN B014JXQMEG)   This review contains affiliate links to Indiebound.org.         A few weeks ago, not long after I’d found myself idly wondering when J.K. Rowling’s crime-writing alter ego, Robert Galbraith, would have a new book […]

Nontraditional Nonfiction: Forms and Formats

Nontraditional Nonfiction: Forms and Formats

Nontraditional Nonfiction: This week we will be focusing on the nontraditional side of reading nonfiction. Nonfiction comes in many forms. There are the traditional hardcover or paperback print books, of course, but then you also have e-books, audiobooks, illustrated and graphic nonfiction, oversized folios, miniatures, internet publishing, and enhanced books complete with artifacts. So many choices! Do you find yourself drawn to or away from nontraditional nonfiction? Do you enjoy some nontraditional formats, but not […]

Show & Tell Sunday: Mid-November Edition

Show & Tell Sunday: Mid-November Edition

I finally made a graphic for this Sunday post thing I’ve been doing. My one-week-at-a-time approach to NaBloPoMo November worked for a second week, and it looks like I may be on track to make it a third. Some of you may be wondering what’s happened to the books, though. Well, as so often happens when the emphasis shifts to blogging, this thing has reared its head again: However, I do have two book discussions slated […]