Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weekly Link Round-Up

The major way I keep track of posts and websites that I want to share with all of you is a FireFox extension called "Read It Later". I just took a look at the top of my screen and saw the number 106 by the Read It Later icon. Yikes! Don't worry-- I'm not going to post all 106 links here. Just let me rev up my Weed eater, and we'll see what happens!

Bookish News
  • Are you a Twilight fan? Perhaps you'll like this version of the Google screen.
  • Michelle Kerns tells us how not to choose books for long journeys, and ten books you definitely shouldn't read while traveling.
  • Have you heard of Alltop? It's a self-proclaimed "online magazine rack" of popular topics. After creating an account, you can set it up to send you all the latest book news!
  • It was nice to see this article in the New York Times about Target's book section. (I work for Target.)
  • The Book Wish Foundation provides "reading relief for people in crisis." Check out their website and see how you can help.
  • Bibliotarian is another way book lovers can help others.
  • Entertainment Weekly now has an online web magazine for books called Shelf Life.
  • For anyone like me who's been enjoying the crime fiction written by Stieg Larson, Mail Online has a wonderful article about Stockholm, where much of the books' action takes place. Great photos!
  • The Wall Street Journal calls Hong Kong "China's Bookstore". Why? Because books that have been banned on the main land are readily available there.
Social Media, Blogging and Techie Tips
  • TwitMaps is a web application that has you supply your Twitter name and then shows you the location of all your Twitter friends.
  • Twitter Power: Tweets from people exiting the theater after watching Bruno are blamed for killing ticket sales. Hey...if the movie stinks, it stinks!
  • The Blog Herald has a post about 18 Core Blogging Skills You Can Always Improve.
  • My Free Copyright
  • Browsershots lets you check to see how your blog page displays in many different browsers.
Around the Water Cooler in the Book Blogosphere
New Blogs on My Radar

Th-th-that's all, folks! Come back next week for another heapin' helpin' of bookish links!


  1. I like that Read It Later plug-in too! It grows, doesn't it? Thanks for TwitMaps . . . I'm off to see my map.

  2. :) Always something new to check out when I visit!

  3. I always love your links roundups, especially now that your blog is so much faster-loading for us impatient types!

  4. Beth--I try to keep Read It Later cleaned out, but I missed the previous week's link round-up, so things piled up. Your TwitMap is probably completely covered in dots!

    Jenclair--I try! LOL

    Rhapsody--I'm still mystified as to why it was loading so slowly with the old template! I'm an impatient type, too, so the slow loading was driving ME crazy! LOL

  5. those are some great links...thanks for sharing them.

  6. Carrie--You're more than welcome!

    Serena--You're welcome!


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