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Link Round Up and a Meme!


Ever wonder how buttons for blogs or memes are made? Wonder no longer! Beth Fish Reads gives you a tutorial.

Amanda at A Patchwork of Books reminded me why I wanted to read Wake by Lisa McMann. Thanks, Amanda! I’ve requested it from my library.

Win ALL SIX Kitty Norville books. I’d say good luck, but I want to win, so instead I’ll just keep silent (as opposed to putting a voodoo curse on anyone else who enters).

Amy talks about the importance of reading to kids and that perhaps there’s something we as kidless book lovers can do!

If you read Matrimony by Joshua Henkin, did you notice how when Mia was in the gynecologist’s office and she had to get undressed, she folded her underwear and hid them under her other clothes? Ever wonder how the author knew women do that (I do that!)? Well, he explains it here, and his explanation isn’t quite what I expected.


The Dos and Don’ts of blogging…oh, I could have written this myself.

There’s a game going on where situations are presented (such as the title of a book showing up in the book itself) and people offer names for those things, the names are voted on, and then we’ve got a term we can use! This week’s game is for a book that people recommend highly and you don’t love it like everyone else. The suggestion I liked best is recommenDUD.

Nerdy pickup line: “I like Battlestar Galactica. Wanna frak?”

Do you think it’s pretentious to read in public?

Win a Kindle!

Interesting post on places other than your blog where you can post your reviews.

Bermudaonion has been waxing rhapsodic about this book, Little Pink House, and she’s giving away a copy of the audio book!

Giveaway of Run For Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

This book looks adorable, Little Skinks Tail. This would make a great gift for a little one (Buy Books for Any Occasion, anyone?).

Both Roseann from The Social Frog and Lorin at Arch Thinking tagged me for the six things that make you happy meme.

Link to the person who has tagged you.
Write down six things that make you happy.
Post the rules, tag six others and let them know you did it.
Then tell the person when your entry is complete.

Six Things That Make Me Happy…

1. Smelling freshly mowed grass.

2. Eating freshly baked bread.

3. Finishing a project, whether it be knitting, reading, writing a blog post, etc.

4. Learning; studying a new subject.

5. Beating others at a board game.

6. Saying or doing something nice to someone else.

I won’t be tagging anyone, but you’re welcome to tell me what things make you happy!


7 Responses to “Link Round Up and a Meme!”

  1. bermudaonion

    I entered to win a Kindle – thanks for the link.


  2. Steph

    It’s definitely not pretentious to read in public! And I agreed with certain elements on the Dos and Don’ts of Blogging, though I don’t think that moderating one’s comments is really so terrible. Certainly, if one is not using word verification, I think moderation (at least for first time posters) is key… Otherwise, I would have a lot of spam comments, and I really don’t want that kind of stuff on my blog. Also, I think there’s probably a trade-off between post length and number of times posting. If someone is writes longer posts, then once per day will totally suffice. But if someone writes snippet posts (but none of the posts are logically linked), then I really don’t have a problem with them posting multiple times per day…. OK, so maybe I don’t agree with most of the ideas on that list after all! 😉


  3. Fyrefly

    I have to say, that pickup line might actually work on me… especially if I were wearing my “Not a Robot” t-shirt. 🙂


  4. ally

    Hot friendship bread out of the oven and game night (where I’m winning) sounds like a good time to me 🙂


  5. Jeanne

    One of the things that makes me happy: reading your blog.
    How can you know if it’s pretentious to read in public if you don’t look up from your book?


  6. Lisa

    OMG that Etta James thing!

    Off to win my Kindle now, thanks!


  7. Kim L

    LOL. I could not have put those dos and don’ts any better. I HATE EXCESSIVELY LOOOOOOOOOONG posts. Especially when there’s 500 photos. Hello, I have to load all of that before I can even read it. Sometimes its okay, but I seriously don’t have time to read all of that unless your blog is really really good in the meantime.


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