20 April 2009

Weekly Link Round-Up (April 20)

Because of the Spring Read-a-Thon, I'm going to make this week's link round-up short and sweet!


Amy at My Friend Amy wrote Why I Blog, Bethany from B&b ex libris wrote Cool and Not Cool, and Trish from Hey Lady Whatcha Reading wrote This Blogging Thing Reminds Me of High School. Are there cliques? Are some people cool? Does anyone feel left out? Read these posts and join in the discussion.

Alyce from At Home with Books wants to know about participating in memes. You all do it, but how much is too much? Let her know.


Jen at Devourer of Books reveiwed First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Waite-Brown. Ever thought about joining the Peace Corps? Take a look at this book. Here's what Jen had to say: "Let me just tell you that Eve is awesome. She is smart and sassy and I felt like I was sitting with one of my girlfriends, listening to her tell her story - complete with hand gestures and sarcasm. "

Shelly from Write for a Reader reviewed The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Yes this YA book involves zombies, but Shelly says: "I'll admit, I've never really been into zombies, . . . but this, I liked! I think it's because the focus of the book is not really the zombies, but Mary and her delimna."


Carrie from Books and Movies has moved!! Click on the link and re-set your bog reader so you don't miss a thing she has to say! I've already made the switch.


Julie from Booking Mama reviewed and is giving away two copies of Because I Love Her edited by Andrea N. Richesin. This sounds like a super book about mothers and daughters. Even if you don't want a copy, be sure to read the comments Julie is getting: all about how special her readers' moms are.


farmlanebooks 4/20/09, 8:02 AM  

All those conversations you highlighted were really interesting. I loved reading everyones opinions about who does or doesn't feel cool!

I'm off to have a lok at the reviews you recommend - thanks for the links!

Heather 4/20/09, 8:09 AM  

I raelly like how you do these round-ups. I really want to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, going now to read the review.

Sandy Nawrot 4/20/09, 11:31 AM  

You've got some great highlights this week Beth! I especially enjoyed the conversations about feelings of inadequacy, and how much is too much meme-ing. If I had a dime for every time I felt like a loser blogger because of a lack of comments, or dismally low hits, I'd be rich! Sometimes I have to step back and put it all into perspective! I've also put alot of thought into the number of memes I do each week. I have doubts because I only do two, and it is nice to know others are asking themselves the same questions!

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books 4/20/09, 1:04 PM  

This is a great round-up! The conversations around the book blogosphere this week were quite lively!

Margot 4/20/09, 2:56 PM  

Great round-up post. I too spent a lot of time this week on the conversations. It was enlightening for me to read the other opinions. Evaluating my blog is important but I try to remember this is fun. Cutting back on memes or not cutting back was the most helpful. Now I'm off to check out your book recommendations.

DeSeRt RoSe 4/20/09, 3:01 PM  

Great update :)

Anyways I'm passing through to let you know you have an award waiting for you.. please pick it up here :)


lilly 4/20/09, 3:34 PM  

I must read the discussion on why people blog and all things that come with it.
I also heard a lot about 'The Forest of Hands and Teeth', seem to be one of those blogosphere books but how can you resist a zombie book?

Jenners 4/20/09, 6:30 PM  

I checked out those blogging posts and really enjoyed them. I think every blogger probably goes through those feelings!!! Very interesting to read. Thanks for the usual great list of links.

bethany 4/20/09, 8:30 PM  

Last week really was intense as far as conversations go! I hope things slow down a bit and I can catch up from the sleep I missed out on during the read-a-thon. Again, thank you for all your help and support during the 24 hour insanity!!

Melody 4/20/09, 8:35 PM  

Great links, Beth! I really enjoyed reading the discussion over at Bethany's blog.

And the link about the memes is great too!

Thanks, Beth!

Carrie K. 4/21/09, 12:44 AM  

Thanks so much for linking to my new blog, Beth! Everyone has been so nice about getting the word out - and following me over there. :)

Beth F 4/21/09, 7:59 AM  

The conversations last week were really interesting. I'm so glad you all thought so too. Lots to think about.

And I'm so happy there are bloggers willing to write those kinds of posts. I often feel I don't even have the time to comment, let alone write an entire post!

Alyce 4/21/09, 12:00 PM  

Thanks for linking to my post about meme participating! Great roundup of links too!

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