Saturday, February 28, 2009

This Week in Links

Here's some of what caught my eye this week...

For Fun
Seth posted a rather disturbing picture of an actual float in a parade of Germany. You need to click through on this one to see the "tier of wrongness culminating in one great wrongness overshadowing all other wrongs." (well that's how he put it)

Kristin tried making homemade laundry soap (this is the kind of thing I think I would like to do and just never get around to doing) and these pancakes made me seriously hungry. I can just taste them, looking at that picture!

Brant offers an insightful review of the new U2 album and Brody Harper was nominated for a Dove Award!

Stephen shares a song of the day over at the Rabbit Room accompanied by some great thoughts.

Kat asks Christians why they're okay watching explicit sex at the movies and Wendy takes Hollywood to task for considering a remake of the movie Clue.

Condoleeza Rice scored a three book deal including a YA version of her memoir. I think I'll be interested in reading the personal memoir, she's an important historic figure no matter your politics.

Tess Gerritsen blogs at Murderati about when a series is over and Nymeth reviewed a book that I immediately ordered! This was a perfect example of a book blogger generating interest in a little discussed book.

Boswell and Books observed how to spot a book they can sell....really this is a fantastic blog if you're not reading it, I link to them almost every week. Great example of how a bookseller can use a blog to give us some inside perspective and show us the value of the independent store.

Jen hosted Robin Maxwell for a guest post about the Shadow Renaissance which was an interesting aspect of the book Signora da Vinci, and Beth reviewed Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke, which was a book meant for a younger audience than she's used to, but she still enjoyed it.

Tracy reviewed My Little Red Book, which is for women! I will be reviewing this book soon as well, so stay tuned for that! ;) Book bloggers have been gobbling up Deanna Rayburn's books lately and Wendi is no exception! She really made me want to got get my copy and read it now! Shelly reviewed A Carousel Tale which looks like a really sweet children's book! Meanwhile, Carrie added several books to her TBR pile from Bookmarks magazine!

Also, the Share a Story, Shape a Future blog tour was announced this week which looks awesome!

Becky asks if it's okay to ever hate a book, and Natasha wants to know the worst thing you've ever done to a book! (which if you hated it, really wouldn't matter. ;)

A few of the links I share each week are agreed upon link exchanges. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the posts or that I don't wholeheartedly endorse those blogs...I do. It's more a strategic effort to help book blogs get more attention. If you are interested in participating in something like this, please let me know. I don't want anyone to ever feel it's an exclusive club. Everyone is welcome to join in the effort.

Looking for a Co-reviewer
Deborah and I were chatting about co-reviewing some things on our blogs (namely books and possibly tv shows), but we were having some trouble coming to an agreement on which one (I think we know which one we'll be doing now, though). I have several TV shows on DVD waiting to be watched and I thought it would be all kinds of fun to have a co-reviewer while watching them. Ideally these shows would be new to you, too. Some possibilities include Dead Like Me, Burn Notice, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Arrested Development, and Supernatural. If you're interested, email me and we'll talk!



Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! That float is too funny.

Anonymous said...

I love Six Feet Under! I can't wait to hear what you think of it :)

Ana S. said...

Thanks for including my post, Amy!

I'm terrible when it comes to making time for watching tv series, even though there are some I really love. Bud I'd love to hear your thoughts on those, especially Six Feet Under.

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