Every week I try to do an interesting round up of links I’ve found in the blogosphere, but switching my blog to self-hosting was more traumatizing than I thought it would be, so I let some things slide. But never fear! I’m back for another link round-up, even if it is rather late (it’s supposed to appear on Saturday). 🙁
Random Fun Stuff:
I found this t-shirt that I thought was so awesomely geekly, that the picture’s going to go in my sidebar for a while. Unfortunately, since I’m poor, I won’t be buying the t-shirt, but I’ll get plenty of joy out of looking at that picture.
Swapna Krishna has already read 100 books. I think she’s hiding a superpower. That’s 100 books in less than 100 days. She’s read more than Jessica at this point, who read 409 books last year. A little friendly competition, ladies?
Bookish Stuff That Isn’t Reviews:
Holly from Book Binge did a fantastic post about what makes an author website great. AUTHORS, GO READ THIS POST RIGHT NOW. Thank you.
Biblibio had an interesting post about why we review books.
Lori from she treads softly featured Michelle Kerns, Book Examiner for examiner.com, who wrote an article entitled: The Top 20 Most Annoying Book Reviewer Cliches and How to Use Them All in One Meaningless Review. I’m now a fan of Michelle Kerns, too.
Apparently, March 20th was the 40th birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Jen’s even doing her nursery in that theme. How cute is that?
Chris from Stuff as Dreams Are Made On has moved to a new domain…make sure you change your feed!
Amy found a local bookstore called The One Dollar Bookstore. I think I need to move to where she lives. Er, no, wait, that would mean hauling all the books I already have. Nevermind.
Marta is giving away two freshwater pearl bracelets to encourage people to participate in Cheerios raising awareness for heart disease: “Now through January 31, 2010, for every code entered at www.cheerioshelpinghearts.com Cheerios will donate $1, up to $200,000, to raise awareness for heart disease and provide free cholesterol screenings for women in need, through its partnership with WomenHeart. Codes will be featured inside specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal.”
Carrie talks about http://booksandmovies.today.com/2009/03/20/audiobooks/. I’ve heard audiobooks are great when you’re knitting/crocheting…hmm…
Eva from A Striped Armchair has reached 100,000 visitors! Yay!
Beth reviewed Zig-Zagging…but that’s not why this review is cool. It’s cool because she got a personalized, autograph cartoon of Ziggy. I’m so stinkin’ jealous!
Wendy reviewed Everyone is Beautiful. If you like chick-lit, it sounds like you’ll like this book!
Best Line in a Book Review:
“I’m pretty sure this is the first book I have ever read that has made me want to punch a character who is deceased.” From Alyce at At Home With Books while reviewing The Only True Genius in the Family, which sounds fantastic.