****** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT here TOMORROW, so be sure to check back!
******Blog Action Day 2008 will be held on October 15 - this year's issue topic is "Poverty." Find out more here. (I haven't signed up yet as a participant myself, but I think it's good to have plenty of lead time for these things, so I wanted to help get the word out now.)
New in Google Reader
The Big Piece of Cake, via AllMediocre
Citizen Reader, via Savvy Working Gal
Unfinished Rambling(s), yet another blog by the Unfinished Person who brings you Just A (Reading) Fool and a few other blogs besides (this guy is EVERYWHERE!)
My most recent post at the LA Moms Blog, a twist on this post from a few weeks ago
Learning to love a job you don't love any more (even if you don't need to read this one, I did), or finding a way to work in the job you truly DO love
A quick overview of the good news and bad news re: blogging and copyrights
Will blogs save books? Who says they're in trouble? That's probably news to all of my book-blogging buddies, as Trish argues quite well.
Some bloggers are total meme fiends - they love to do them, they're more than happy to be invited (tagged) to do them, and they're quick to tag others to play too. But would you rather be left alone to participate in only the memes you choose for yourself, and not be tagged? Here you go: via the aforementioned (Reading) Fool, this badge is the blog equivalent of a "No Solicitation" sign to ward off tagging.
I fail the "Twitter cool" test - I follow more people than I have followers (especially since I try to weed out the spammers). But I like the way Amy spins that.
Take a trip to the Iowa State Fair with Sunshine (and hopefully, the weather will be nice too)!
I know a lot of people who utterly love this song, including me: the complete lyrics to "Hallelujah."
Spam subject lines of the week:
I won't quote directly because I'm afraid of the weird searches that might end up here, but to sum up: Poor Britney - she's in the hot seat again for auctioning her children on eBay. And not only does she have Alzheimer's, but her "girl parts" have escaped from rehab and she wants a divorce from them (and really, who could blame her? They've definitely caused her some trouble).
Inglorious, by Joanna Kavenna
The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know is Wrong, by John Mitchinson and John Lloyd (for my stepdaughter, the would-be zookeeper)
Enjoy your weekend!