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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits

My Day Was Fun, How About Yours?

I mean that title sarcastically, not in an actual fun way. I was all set yesterday to head to my IRL bookclub, which I've been looking so forward to, giving my suggestions for next month's book and then take the rest of the day off. Then I checked my email and realized I was signed up for an all-day conference today.

Bleck. So I had to miss book club, I wasn't there in person to give my suggestions and when I got the conference I got the worst shock. No food was provided. I have never been to a conference without food, and this put me off so much I had a hard time concentrating on anything positive the speaker was saying.

At least we're reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman for book club next month. And I get to pick the restaurant.

Bloggers Helping Out

Natasha of Maw Books has a very cool thing going on at her blog right now. She has a review of Monique and the Mango Rains, which is a non-fiction book about midwifery in Mali. Not only did Natasha give a glowing review of the book, she is also donated $1 per comment left, up to $50 to a clinic in Mali. I think that is supercool, and ya'll should go leave a comment for her by clicking here.

Keeping Up With Google Reader

I think I hit a nerve the other day when I posted the other day about getting overwhelmed by the sheer number of bloggers I try and keep up with. I had pretty much the most comments I've gotten (except for giveaway posts). Here are a few gems:

Megan said...Hah! What a great post! I do exactly the same thing - starting from the top or from the bottom. I rarely think to start from the middle though, so those poor people are always getting neglected. That's not even factoring in the books that get neglected in my desperate quest to keep up with blog feeds. Bring on the book blogger schedule! ;-)

Seachanges said...Oooh I so know what you mean! I think it is impossible to keep up with people who post every day. Let me know when you have sussed out your 'system'! :)

Rhinoa said...Will await my schedule :)

And my personal favorite:

Debi said...Quick question...will swapping posting days now and then with a fellow blogger be permitted?

Debi, be thankful you weren't there when I was reading your comment or you would have had coffee sprayed all over you.

Okay now I'm going to get back to my sixty posts that popped up TODAY.

6 comments:

Rhinoa said...

I hope you enjoy Neverwhere as much as I did. It's cool you meetin resaurants.

Andi said...

Holy crap! I would've been bitter at the lack of food, too! And bummer that you had to miss your book club. Have fun next month, though. I really need to read Neverwhere!

Alice Teh said...

I have enjoyed Neverwhere and I hope you and the other readers would too.

Debi said...

No food?!! That is sooo not right!

I really need to read Neverwhere, too. Frankly, I can't believe I haven't done it yet. I loved American Gods so much that I sort of wonder if I'm not secretly worried that Neverwhere will be a let down.

Trish said...

I would have been really upset with no food as well! I LIVE for food and even get a little testy when we have a work meeting that isn't scheduled over lunch. ;) It's a wonder I don't weight a thousand pounds!!

I'll be reading Neverwhere soon as well--where do you think you'll head for the book club meeting? I picked our meeting place last month and found its really difficult to find a place that is quiet enough for us to still chat in a big group (about 6-7 of us). We are all from work so we live all over Dallas, which makes meeting at someone's house a problem and meeting during the weekend not as easy either. Let me know if you have any good suggestions!!

Kim L said...

rhinoa-me too! I'm sure I will

andi-yes you do if you have liked any other of Gaiman's books.

alice-thanks!

debi-a let down? Never!