Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 28 - the second 24-Hour Read-a-Thon begins at 9 AM PDT (or your equivalent local time). You can participate as a Reader or a Cheerleader, and help raise funds for Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), an organization that provides children with books. Visit Dewey for more information!
Did you sign up for NaComLeavMo? The official participant list closed yesterday, but the big event starts today, and you can still join in even if it's "off the record." Just leave 5 comments a day and return one comment a day between May 25 and June 25; click the NaComLeavMo link above for all the details.
I've mentioned the E-Mail Book Club at DearReader.com before, but if you haven't checked it out yet, here's an incentive: Suzanne is holding her annual "Write a 'Dear Reader' Column" contest. There are all sorts of great prizes, plus the opportunity to share your writing with over 300,000 daily subscribers. Find out more at Suzanne's blog, and see the contest guidelines here.
New in Google Reader this week:
Manager Mom, via Good Mom/Bad Mom "BS (Blog Share) Sunday" (hey, I like their title better than mine!)
What Was I THINKING? via Mid-Century Modern Moms
Savvy Working Gal, another member of the Blogging Accountants' Club
This isn't usually what I mean by "random reading," but thanks to Somer at SomeReads (and her husband) for the TBR Randomizer. Can't decide what to read next? Type in some titles, and let the Randomizer choose for you!
I didn't participate in last week's Weekly Geeks challenge - books about social issues - but it inspired this post about education reform.
If your blog ever reflects anything about your life, at some point you have to consider the privacy question - and more.
One comment in this post (a 24-year-old interviewing her 17-year-old brother about the Democratic candidates) stood out for me: "We learn in (high school) history about the 1950s 'cult of domesticity' and it seems like nothing has changed (emphasis added)." OK, does anyone else see something wrong there?
The history of a sports fan (most of which I personally witnessed); and although I'm not sure how many people who read here are big on baseball and (especially) college football, if you are, please check out Chris and James at Left Field Bluffs. (Yes, I'm pimping my son's blog in hopes that it will encourage these guys to post more often!)
If you're still decompressing from the end of American Idol Season 7, relive the glory of the season finale (well, it was glorious for us David Cook fans, anyway - not all of whom are cougars, by the way) - or just imagine it, that's even better (thanks to SoCal Mom for that last link).
Hope you're enjoying your weekend, especially if it includes tomorrow!