Awards, events, and other blogging-related stuff

Kill Word Verification!

I’m joining the movement, folks! I came across this little gem over on J. Kaye’s Book Blog. I hate having to type in some meaningless combination of letters to post a comment somewhere. I especially hate it when the letters are some swirly italic type and I end up having to make 2 or 3 attempts to figure it out.… Read more

Tuesday Thingers!

From The Boston Bibliophile: For this week’s Tuesday Thingers, I’ve copied the list of the most-challenged books of the 1990s straight from the ALA website. I’ve highlighted the ones I’ve read. Highlight what you’ve read, and italicize what you have in your LT library. 1. Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz2. Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite3. I Know Why the… Read more

I *heart* your blog!

Marie at The Boston Bibliophile was nice enough to let me know that she *hearts* my blog! What a nice thing to say! I’d seen these little logos popping up and I’m tickled to be included. Here are the rules: 1) Add the logo of the award to your blog2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to… Read more

Celebrate Banned Books!

The Book Lady’s Blog is celebrating Banned Books Week and I think it’s a fabulous idea! The very idea of banning a book makes me cringe. We’ve got a vice presidential candidate who has shown herself to be in favor of censoring books, our libraries and schools are under enormous pressure from people with particular points of view about what… Read more

BBAW Day 4: Brag on Yourself

I haven’t been able to participate in many of the BBAW Activities – I’ve been traveling a lot for work and my schedule has been pretty crazy. But at least I should be able to squeeze in one or two before the end of the week. Today’s challenge: Brag on Yourself. Go hunt through your archives and find your favorite… Read more

BBAW Day 3: Blogging Tips

Okay, while I’ve got a few minutes, I’m going to catch up on the Day 3 Activity: What are your best blogging tips? I haven’t been blogging for very long, but I will try and share what I’ve learned. Since so many of the good and obvious tips have been shared, let me dig for something more unusual. What is… Read more

BBAW Nominations are Open!

I am way behind and finally getting things posted, so I’m sure you’ve already heard about Book Blogger Appreciation Week and the BBAW Awards. Well, nominations are open, so head on over and nominate your favorite book blogs (hopefully I’m one of your favorites)! There are a ton of categories and it’s a great way to show your favorite bloggers… Read more

It’s an honor to be nominated!

Special thanks to Traci for nominating me as a Brillante Weblog! Once an award is received, the rules are as follows: 1. Put the logo on your blog.2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.3. Nominate at least seven other blogs4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.… Read more

Grand Opening…

Hey, check out the Grand Opening of Book Roast: We slice and serve one author a day for fun and prizes and a good, old fashioned roasting. First, we whet your appetite with a short excerpt from the author’s book, followed by three questions loosely related to the passage. Some questions are silly, others are straightforward and the rest are… Read more

Tag! I’m it!

minds alive on the shelves was tagged by Literary License for an author meme! I’ve seen these floating around and now I get to participate in one. Here’s how it works: Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been… Read more