115 Book Bloggers You Need to Start Following Right Now

I usually do most of my bookish interactions on Twitter, but I recently realized -- gasp -- I wasn't following a lot of my Twitter friends' blogs! I knew I needed to update my blogroll, but I also knew it would be a very time-consuming task. After going through 600+ accounts that I follow on my personal Twitter account (@writerrhiannon), I did a massive update to my personal blogroll. I then went through those blogs and made a list (with links) of (current / active) book bloggers that I love. Now I'm sharing with you! ...more
Cool!!!! This had to take a huge amount of work. Thank you for undertaking it! :D more

Which Hunger Games District Are You In?

Have you been paying attention to the Hunger Games marketing campaign? Virginia pointed out some of the great stuff they are doing in her post about great marketing ideas from internet phenoms. I had somehow missed that if you went to the Hunger Games Facebook page you could register for Panem citizenship and be placed in a district.

Bunnicula Made Me Smarter

James and Deborah Howe's Bunnicula is a one of those series from my childhood that I still love. I was recently horrified to find out that one of my friends, who has two small children, had never heard of it. While many readers can point to Dracula or Anne Rice as what put them on the path of vampire-obsession, for me it was all about Bunnicula. Who doesn't like a cute bunny with a dark and sinister side? Like Emlyn Chand I believe the best vampire has a cotton tail but her love of Bunnicula goes one step further -- Bunnicula made her smart. ...more
I get excited when I see anyone mention this series!!! I adored it as a kid and have even ... more

A Different Kind of Mommy Guilt

Even from a young age, I recognized that my mom is an exceptional mother. After reading the quote, however, I wondered if perhaps all mothers were as self-sacrificing as mine, but over the years, as I’ve gotten to know other people’s mothers I’m certain that not everyone is lucky enough to have the kind of mom that I have. Not even close....more
I enjoyed reading this so much as it was so so moving.   I've always had a close relationship ... more

My Tipping Point Regarding "Influence" in Book Blogging

I stay out of drama. I'm not about drama in the blogosphere because, generally speaking, my blog is my happy place. To put things in perspective, I've been blogging for seven years as of February 21st (I've already written the happy, gushy post). I was here before review books and NetGalley. I was here before authors and bloggers started quibbling. I was here before there was a debate over what constitutes a "review" or a "reaction." I was here before it was cool. I was here before it made money....more
@sagustocox Glad you liked it! It was a quick draft after I saw some crazzyyy blogging mess on ... more

My Tipping Point Regarding "Influence" in Book Blogging

I stay out of drama. I'm not about drama in the blogosphere because, generally speaking, my blog is my happy place. To put things in perspective, I've been blogging for seven years as of February 21st (I've already written the happy, gushy post). I was here before review books and NetGalley. I was here before authors and bloggers started quibbling. I was here before there was a debate over what constitutes a "review" or a "reaction." I was here before it was cool. I was here before it made money....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Thanks so much, Robin! I've been around a while, and it's funny how this ... more

Motherhood Changes Reading

All mothers know that motherhood changes everything. It's important to note that motherhood brings a little person in your life who you love more than anything else. But you'll also no longer be able to  go to the bathroom alone, you'll do without adequate sleep more often than you'd care to think of, you'll become largely immune to disgust of bodily fluids, and "hobbies" like reading can take a big fat hit. But those aren't the only ways motherhood changes reading. At least, for me. ...more
@HeatherF I wish I could get more into the audiobooks, Heather. I have a longish commute now, ... more

Motherhood Changes Reading

All mothers know that motherhood changes everything. It's important to note that motherhood brings a little person in your life who you love more than anything else. But you'll also no longer be able to  go to the bathroom alone, you'll do without adequate sleep more often than you'd care to think of, you'll become largely immune to disgust of bodily fluids, and "hobbies" like reading can take a big fat hit. But those aren't the only ways motherhood changes reading. At least, for me. ...more
@JennaHatfield@HeatherF I agree. I keep trying. I know this feeling does lessen with time ... more

Motherhood Changes Reading

All mothers know that motherhood changes everything. It's important to note that motherhood brings a little person in your life who you love more than anything else. But you'll also no longer be able to  go to the bathroom alone, you'll do without adequate sleep more often than you'd care to think of, you'll become largely immune to disgust of bodily fluids, and "hobbies" like reading can take a big fat hit. But those aren't the only ways motherhood changes reading. At least, for me. ...more
@BoyMomBlogger I did not see the 60 Minutes story. How SAD! I know that one would've torn me up ... more

Motherhood Changes Reading

All mothers know that motherhood changes everything. It's important to note that motherhood brings a little person in your life who you love more than anything else. But you'll also no longer be able to  go to the bathroom alone, you'll do without adequate sleep more often than you'd care to think of, you'll become largely immune to disgust of bodily fluids, and "hobbies" like reading can take a big fat hit. But those aren't the only ways motherhood changes reading. At least, for me. ...more
Chris, it's quite the amazing and overwhelming change. Or at least an adjustment to my thinking ... more