I’m working on transferring my collected author interviews from Bluestalking’s former Typepad location over here to WordPress, so if you’re seeing a million tweets announcing each post, that’s why. Sorry for that, in advance. I’ve been trying to close the Typepad site since last June; clearly I’m not moving very quickly on that resolution. I… Read More Why author interviews?
We are, most of us, volunteers who provide a free service to writers, acting as their PR and/or marketing agents without the benefit of the title. Through rants, raves and simple mentions we raise the visibility of books and writers who may or may not need the help, though they generally do, unless their names… Read More The future of book blogging: where we’ve been, where we’re going
I’m starting the process of hauling over old posts from the Typepad incarnation of Bluestalking, starting at the way back – of 128 pages of posts – bringing over what seems of use or interesting. To me, that is, because it’s a journal of what I was reading and when, not always material that’s scintillating… Read More I’m doing it… Finally.
No time to pursue this week, but once I'm home from Booktopia with fellow blogger Bibliosue expect me to run off at the keyboard about this brilliant article from The Atlantic: http://tinyurl.com/6m3fzxe It's from 2001, and I've probably read it before, actually, but it's particularly striking now because the issue of literary/genre fiction… Read More A Preponderance of Pondering: or, Curiouser and Curiouser.
All you gotta do, apparently, is interview A.J. Jacobs. Who knew? I don’t check my blog stats (blats?) every day, especially not when the weather turns warmer, because that’s when everyone’s out skipping through meadows, eating popsicles, doing everything but READING MY BLOG. My numbers turn rather grim the better the weather gets.… Read More How to make your blog audience (blogience?) love you
I'm pooped out after cleaning all day yesterday, readying the house for the graduation party we're having for my daughter this coming Saturday. She's leaving high school behind, marching us straight into the poor house. We're becoming human ATMs – like we haven't always been – but now the numbers are getting a whole lot… Read More Book Blog Hop
Life has changed, just like that. In predictably unpredictable fashion illness has hit our family swiftly and cruelly. For the foreseeable future posting will be sparse. It may be good therapy for me to write when I can, at least once a week to say "this is what I'm reading." But beyond that will be… Read More In the blink of an eye
If you look to my right sidebar you'll see a button announcing my nomination as a Top Writing Blog. If you click on that you may vote for me (me! me!) which would be much appreciated. This award competition operates via Chicago voting rules, meaning you can vote as many times as you'd like before… Read More Get out the vote!
Last two posts and one I was composing disappeared. Testing to see if this one "sticks."
I haven't finished one book yet in 2012. Not one. I've started a few, and made some good progress but I keep getting distracted by other books and can't finish a single one. It's getting a little frustrating, especially seeing so many other book bloggers joyously declaring they're ready to post their first – or… Read More Slow to the Finish, Though I Eats Me Spinach: January reading, etc…