*********I haven't moved, but my blog has a new address: it's now being published on its own domain. Welcome to www.3rsblog.com! I've changed the Feedburner settings, and bookmarks and links will redirect from the old address, but if you notice any problems, please bring them to my attention!
********Submissions for the August Bookworms Carnival, Edition 14 are already coming in - thanks, early birds! The deadline is Friday, August 8th. Please e-mail your links to 3.rsblog AT gmail DOT com. Hopefully, this post answers all of your questions about it. Remember, "you're never too old" for children's and young-adult books! Also, many thanks to the bloggers who have helped promote the carnival (and are sending traffic over here): Dewey, of course; Becky at Becky's Book Reviews; and Melissa at Book Nut. If you've done a promotion post that I've missed - or you do one in the next couple of weeks - please be sure to let me know so I can acknowledge you too.
********In other Carnival news, the July Bookworms Carnival is now posted at Mixed Metaphor. The theme is "relationships" (not specifically romantic ones), and you'll find reviews of over a dozen books on the topic linked there. Please go check it out, and thanks to Jenn for hosting!
********I won a couple of books in giveaways last weekend, and wanted to acknowledge them. In Weekly Geeks #11, I'll be getting Dewey's copy of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar once she posts her mini-review of it, using the questions I submitted (I think I was the only one who picked that book, but hey, whatever works). Also, my comment in response to this post at Nouvelle Blogger was picked at random to receive a copy of Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama - thanks, Karen!
New In Google Reader:
Boondock Ramblings, via Unfinished Person
Evany's Extended Cake Mix
Pensieve, via Candid Karina
(The Customer is) Not Always Right, via Evil HR Lady
Midlife Bloggers, via Average Jane - because, well, I basically am one
I mentioned that I'm now contributing to another blog - am I insane? If so, this was a great post on managing the
BlogHerCon recaps and reflections from those who were actually there, unlike me: BusyMom, Everyday Goddess, Pause (truly an insider's view), Who's the Boss?, Julie Pippert, Jamie at Silicon Valley Moms Blog, Average Jane (parts one and two), and Surrender, Dorothy (parts one and two). There was swag, and lots of it, and some strangeness at the closing keynote. On the way to BlogHerCon, this happened.
Life outside the Internet - sometimes I forget, and I need reminders like this one.
You'll negotiate better if you care less about the outcome? I think there's something to that - things may be more likely to go your way if the other person knows you're honestly willing to walk away.
Want to keep your house clean, yet still looking lived-in? Try these suggestions.
Taking a stand on meme-tagging; taking a stand on IKEA, and on not taking stands
If you were ever an X-Phile (and if you don't know what that means...well, then you probably weren't), what would it take for you to consider this weekend's release of I Want to Believe a success? The Park Bench offers a 10-item checklist. Or is Mamma Mia! more your speed? And speaking of Hollywood, here are some questions for celebrities. For those who'd rather read, here's a story of an encounter at an author reading.
Wedding planning by committee, or the pitfalls of a close-knit and opinionated family; but before any wedding happens, some mating rituals may have occurred.
An enjoyable trip back in time - well, for me, anyway, to the summer when I was fourteen years old. I'm not sure whether it's pleasant or disturbing that I easily remembered every one of these songs...
The naked city, even more so...
Spam subject line of the week: "Angelina Jolie and Madonna Compete for Adoption of Jamie Lynn Spears' Baby." It's like the National Enquirer e-mailed itself to me.
(I may make this a recurring feature. Send me your spam-box's greatest hits to be included!)
This week's Book Wishlist
I've never really kept a book wishlist before, but since I often find myself leaving comments on book-review posts saying "I'll have to keep an eye out for this one," I thought maybe it would be a good idea to start keeping track. The links are to the blog posts where I heard about the books; click them to find out more about the book itself.
Loose Girl, by Kerry Cohen
Keeping the House, by Ellen Baker
You're Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self, by Claire Mysko (for my teen stepdaughter)
Lady of the Snakes, by Rachel Pastan