Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Weekly Review: Week Ending June 6 2009

First of all, I just want to say...I love you guys! Thank you so much for the support you've shown me and your book blogging community in general this week. I am happy to say that I think this issue has been that we're making strides to come together. Which is exactly what I think people who read books should do. :) I was really so very touched by your comments and emails, though, and I want you to know that I am truly honored to have such wonderful friends in what I have always considered to be the best blogging community there is!

Secondly, my google reader is exploding! I was so busy the week before BEA and now this week as well that I've been behind. Really, you should all stop writing such amazing stuff when I can't read! Slowly, but surely I've been catching up, though, and did find a few goodies to share this week.

First in other places!

I wrote a guest post for Deborah's Asian American Heritage Month. I'm not Asian but I did teach English in Japan. The post sort of loses focus about halfway though but I hope you enjoy!

Also, I'm the featured reviewer for Christian Fiction Online can go and learn how I started reviewing books on my blog.

If you have an abundance of time, there is a complete rewatch of the entire series of LOST going on the big LOST blogs. You can read the details here at Lostpedia.

If you do not have an abundance of time, we will be rewatching just season 3 over the summer at the LOST Books Challenge Blog.

Meanwhile, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse give us some hints on what answers we can expect in the next and final (sob) season of LOST.

Natasha posted a great interview with Suzanne Kamata author of Losing Kei. I think I find this interview especially interesting because I lived in Japan, and I have nieces who are being raised in the sort of bi-cultural environment. I still haven't read this book, but hope I get the chance to at some point.

Speaking of Japan did you hear about the horror story to be published on toilet paper? I swear this is so Japanese and just made me grin when I read it! I definitely want a copy!

Heather has an absolutely fascinating guest post from Paul Harris, author of The Secret Keeper. I love it when an author writes a great book and then follows it up with a bunch of excellent content on their blog tour!

And Julie Lessman writes about why she writes that edgier content in Christian fiction. (cool picture, too!)

In light of all the blogging hoopla this week, I found this post about commenting quite interesting! Bloggers love comments has always been my understanding until this week, when I learned that not all bloggers thrive on comments! (like me...what can I say...I love the love!)

Did you hear some of the first wave, second wave book blogs vs. lit blogs chatter this week? If so and you're wondering what it's all about, this post from Yen should help clear things up...interesting comments as well. My favorite way to distinguish is journalistic vs. chatty. Because I'm chatty, you know. ;)

That's all for now! By the way, I spotted all three Supernatural seasons on sale for 19.99 at Best Buy if you want to go catch up with Elizabeth and me! :) Have a great week...I've got some fun stuff planned for this week on the blog!



Beth F said...

I gave up on my reader and last week just set everything to zero and started over.

Luanne said...

Just catching up on my reader and all this wave one wave two 'stuff' Polite word. I'm just me and so is my blog. Love yours Amy!

KT Grant said...

Congrats on your new reviewing position!
Yes, all comments are not created equal :D

Chrisbookarama said...

Thanks for posting Yen's post. Interesting thoughts on there.

bermudaonion said...

We all love you, too, Amy. You are one of the blogging community's shining stars.

Jen Robinson said...

I'm having trouble even picturing a world with no new LOST episodes to look forward to. ugh. I don't even want to think about it.

Also, Amy, I tried to leave a supportive comment last week, but it was gobbled up somehow, and the 48HBC kept from from coming back to comment again. But I am SO glad that fences are mending everywhere. Yours is one of my can't miss blogs, and it would certainly never have occurred to me that you were in it for the free books.

Have a great week!

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