Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Wealth Of Bloggie Goodness

I really feel like I've been struggling lately when it comes to making this blog marginally interesting. It doesn't help matters that I have 7+ years worth of archives, and when I go tip-toeing through them I discover many of the fantastic posts I used to write. I don't know if I'm just getting old, or I was never all that interesting to begin with and I've been deluding myself all these years.

Yeah, let's go with that one. It sounds about right. Heh.

Actually, what it probably comes down too is being spread a little thin in Real Life. Lots to read, lots of tears to shed at work (our (so far) proposed materials budget for next fiscal year = not good) and I really need to hammer out the details of my presentation for the upcoming Librarians Day at RWA this summer (oh, and meet with Tessa about that. She probably needs to be in the loop since we're on the panel together. Oy!)

So, in lieu, of me having anything interesting to say, I thought I'd steal mention a few of the interesting blog posts I ran up against this morning while trolling through my Google Reader. Unlike myself, some of y'all are on a tear!
  • Author HelenKay Dimon asks if you (the reader) would like her to post sensuality ratings for her books on her web site. My gut feeling is that "casual" readers would like them, but for diehards like myself - chances are we already "know" what type of sensuality we're going to get when we pick up a Brava vs. a Harlequin Intrigue. Or maybe only I know that because I'm a freak and it's my "job" to know that.
  • Author Susan Wiggs posted that the reprint edition of The Hostage hits bookstores today and she ::gasp:: highlights the review I did for TRR way back in the day. Dang, I used to write really good reviews. I'm not sure what happened.... ETA: Actually the author jumped the gun, and so did I. Heh. Laydown date is actually June 29. Der.
  • SarahT has afterglow thanks to her shiny, new e-reader, and asks other readers if their book buying habits have changed since "going digital."
  • Scandalous true confession! KristieJ doesn't like booksignings! I say we show up at her house brandishing pitchforks and torches. Mwahahahahaha!
  • Amy had a really crap day yesterday, blogs about it, and also declares that reading the latest Virginia Henley book is like "finding an old friend." Hey, haven't we all been there? We pick up a book by an author we used to lurve back in the day, and rediscover them all over again. Sheer bliss.
  • And finally, courtesy of Meghan, a YouTube clip of Betty White, who will be playing a librarian (!) on the ABC show, The Middle. Like Meghan mentioned, I'm not sure how many librarians still use circulation cards, but this is Betty White. Betty is so bad-ass that if she still wants to use cards, who are we to argue?


In other news, I drove in to work this morning only to hear my rear car brakes squeaking (ugh, I'm no mechanic, but even I know that ain't good). I'm taking it to the shop tomorrow and hopefully it won't cause my credit card to weep for mercy. Also, while I just had quite a bit of time away from work thanks to the Super Librarian Parental Units visiting, My Man is in desperate need of a break. So, we're both taking some extended time off to take advantage of Memorial Day weekend. We're sticking close to home, and have high hopes that by the time Monday rolls around we'll both still be alive. Ahhhh, togetherness....

11 comments:

SarahT said...

Thanks for the linkage, Wendy, not to mention all the great book recommendations.

I have the Susan Wiggs book on my To Buy list. I like the premise.

Janet W. said...

As far as I'm concerned, you could re-run from 7 years back: I love buying old, older and oldest books and I haven't delved that far back into your archives.

Linkage rules! I've decided to let @rrrjes do my heavy lifting and bring me the kerfluffles du jour (du week?) on a silver platter each Monday morning. Don't hate me cause I'm lazy haha ... I now know three new definitions for the word "hate", thanks to Jess linkage, the US slang, the US real and the UK way. The things you learn from blogs so Don't Stop! Pretty please.

Amy said...

Ouch, hope my Bad Monday Mojo didn't cause your brakes to go out! Hell, I'd feel horrible...

(thanks for the linkage! I don't care what they say -- you're tres awesome)

Wendy said...

Sarah: Passing along the linkage lurve. Ha! And both the author and I jumped the gun! The Hostage doesn't actually come out until June 29! I blame it on upcoming holiday weekend brain here in the States.

Janet: And I haven't gone back to tag the bulk of my archive either. Lazy, thy name is Wendy.

Amy: Well I thought I heard the noise last week, but was in denial. This morning it was particularly bad, and can no longer be ignored. They JUST worked on my brakes, so I'm really hoping it's just a quick fix.

JamiSings said...

I never heard of The Middle but that looks like a school library. Judging from the school books that get returned by accident to our branch schools still use cards.

Jill Sorenson said...

Were you better in the good old days? I find your blog very entertaining. Cozy. Like the library!

Wendy said...

Jami: That was my first thought too, but when I first watched the clip, I *thought* I saw an adult sitting in the background. Of course, now that I've re-watched it, I'm wondering if my eyes were playing tricks on me!

Jill: I think I was more interesting in the "good old days." Heh.

JamiSings said...

It could be a teacher in the background. Or another school librarian.

Sarah said...

Thank you for that Betty White video. I really need to catch that episode!

Kristie (J) said...

That Betty White is a hoot isn't she?? I loved her as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore show.

Wendy said...

We love us some Betty White here at the Bat Cave :)