Friday, May 28, 2010

Weekly Link Round-Up

Here's hoping that a wonderful time was had by all who were able to travel to New York City for BEA and BBC-- and that everyone who has a long weekend will have a blast. I'm working on a special Memorial Day post, so I'll just cut to the chase and serve up a batch of links for y'all!

Bookish News & Other Fun Stuff
Blogging Tips
Around the Water Cooler in the Book Blogosphere
  • I discovered a meme that I'll be keeping my eye on: Character Connection, which asks bloggers to talk about a character they love. In particular, I enjoyed Becky's (The Bookette) post about a favorite of mine: Harper Connelly.
  • An author asks you not to post a less-than-positive review of his book. Lurv a la Mode wants to know: To Post or Not to Post?
  • I learned about this from Michele at Southern City Mysteries (Books Make a Difference). If you go to BlogHer and leave a comment about a book that changed your life, a book will be donated to a needy child. Comment as many times as you like, but hurry! This ends TODAY!!
  • Kath wants to know what we think of literary mashups.
  • Iris On Books talks about Blogging as a Global Phenomenon.
  • Amanda, The Desert Book Chick, talks about why real book lovers read Science Fiction.
New to My Google Reader
That's all for this week. Hopefully you found one or two that expanded your mind or tickled your fancy. Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll have a whole new batch of links for your surfing pleasure!


  1. So books in the home help children's education, eh? I grew up in a house full of books of all kinds, so I've known this forever. Sometimes people are really clueless.

  2. Barbara-- I'd hate to think how much money was spent on this "ground-breaking" study....

  3. But it is hardly the presence of any old book that makes the difference. I think the parents´ attitude to books is much more important. My parents didn´t own books, but my father took me to the library even before I could read, and no matter how busy my parents were, they never minded that I cuddled up in an armchair with a book or ten every week.

  4. Hello! Thanks for the link to my blogpost! Very much appreciated :)

  5. Kathmeista-- You're very welcome!

  6. There were so many interesting links this week--thank you! I loved the long article about Stieg Larsson. What a life.

  7. Jeanne-- I really enjoyed reading that one, too.


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