Scraps & snippets on Sunday

Announcements: ********If you feel another “book binge” coming on, Mrs S. is hosting the July Book Blowout reading challenge. I’ve signed up, even though I mostly avoid such things, and here’s a list of the books I’ll attempt to read during July (not strictly required – the challenge only asks for target number of books for the month – but if I’m going to be accountable, I may as well go whole hog): Veil of […]

Sunday Bulletin – links, scraps, and snippets

Announcements:*******I’ve had a few people kindly take me up on my request for guest posts during my vacation – and a couple of them aren’t even related to me! Please be sure to check them out, and leave some comment love for: Monday, June 16: Chris Pendley from Left Field Bluffs, making what I’m pretty sure is his first visit to his mom’s blogTuesday, June 17: Teresa DeGagné, my blogless sister, with a contribution to […]

The Sunday Bulletin, and Book Binge wrap-up

The Sunday Bulletin, and Book Binge wrap-up

Announcements: ******Many of us – as former or current students, and/or as parents – have thoughts and opinions about education. Share them on June 20 as part of Blog for Education Day, spearheaded by April of It’s All About Balance. Here’s what she says: I think it’s time we had a Blog for Education Day. So I’m starting it. June 20, 2008. …Let’s talk about whatever concerns us most. Let’s talk about a brilliant teacher […]

Sunday Bulletin – scraps and links 5-25-08

Sunday Bulletin – scraps and links 5-25-08

Announcements: Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 28 – the second 24-Hour Read-a-Thon begins at 9 AM PDT (or your equivalent local time). You can participate as a Reader or a Cheerleader, and help raise funds for Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), an organization that provides children with books. Visit Dewey for more information! ************************** NaComLeavMo: More Conversation Than You Can Shake a Stick at Did you sign up for NaComLeavMo? The official participant list closed […]

Sunday Bulletin

Sunday Bulletin

Due to the Blogswarm post taking precedence this Mother’s Day, I’m not doing a big Scraptacular this week. I do have some announcements and Reader links to share, though. Announcements: ***If you usually read my posts via e-mail or feeder, thank you for subscribing! But then, chances are you don’t visit the blog itself all that much unless you comment, so you may not have seen the new addition to the sidebar that shows my […]

Scraps and snippets and random stuff

Announcements: * If you want to join in, it’s not too late – Book Binge starts tomorrow, and lasts till the end of May! Sign up here, and please tell MaryP that I sent you (Mike, Literary Feline, and Alisonwonderland did!). * This week in Weekly Geeks: Weaving a book-review web – here’s how it works. Going forward, whenever I post a book review entry, I will link to other bloggers’ reviews of the book […]

Sunday Scraptacular – this time, there are quizzes, too!

Sunday Scraptacular – this time, there are quizzes, too!

New in Google Reader this weekWe’re Doomed, via Aprilbaby’s California Life (same blogger, Michele Miles Gardiner) – and here’s an example of the kinds of amusing-to-outrageous stories/links/signs of the apocalypse she’s posting. (This is a lengthy read, but if you have daughters, you may want to take the time for it.)Books on the Brain (found me via Booking Through Thursday) If you’re as hooked on Google Reader (or Bloglines, or whatever place you like to […]

Scraptacular – week of April 6-12

New in Google Reader this week:The Chronicles of Tewkesbury, via A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend…Me (Bubba’s Sis), via Ten on TuesdayThe More, The Messier (Suburban Correspondent), via comments she’s left on various other blogs I readThe Writing Mother, (indirectly) via Work It, Mom!There’s not much that unifies things this week; the links are fairly random.I talked about the dangers (and irritations) of unverified forwarded e-mails a while ago, but this says […]

Scraptacular – April 1st (week) edition, no fooling!

New in Google Reader this weekFound via a MotherTalk Blog Tour: Random Acts of UnkindnessReadingWritingLiving You know that many parents are online, blogging about their lives and their kids. If you have the time to read the post and the comments here, you’ll have a ringside seat for an ongoing controversy/conversation on the evolution of community and commerce as experienced by mom-bloggers. Oh, and speaking of moms…regardless of whether the way we were parented affects […]

Scraptacular – “birthday weekend” edition

New in Google Reader this week Bookbabie, courtesy of the “six-word-memoir” meme Defending Pandora, via Working Girl Candid Karina and Cafe Karina (same Karina), both via Literary FelineWere your lights out for Earth Hour last night? I had intended to observe it, but as it turned out, our participation was inadvertent; we weren’t home! We did leave one light on, since I don’t like coming home to a dark house, but it was a 3-way […]

Easter Weekend Scraptacular

Since I didn’t do the regular “scraps” thing last week because of my Blogoversary observation, this week’s collection is a bit longer and more rambling than usual. New in Google ReaderSurrender, Dorothy, via BlogHer (the post that finally prompted me to subscribe is one of this week’s links) – and her sister’s blog, Tales from Clark StreetBetter Than Marriage (or is it? we’ll see…the chronicle of an unconventional relationship)Mid-Century Modern Moms (new to almost everyone, […]

The Blogoversary Scraptacular!

We’ll return to our regularly scheduled “scraps” next week, but today we have a special!One year ago today, my first post appeared in this space. At the time, I’m sure it was read by no one but me (and I doubt many other people have gone back to read it since then, either). But some folks have found their way here over time, and I’m glad you’re here to celebrate my first Blogoversary with me! […]