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Showing posts from July 13, 2008

My New Obsession

Something has caught my attention, you want to know what it is? Plurk as acronym: P eace, L ove, U nity, R espect, K arma A little over a month ago I started plurking. One of the main results of plurking is that you start talking about yourself in the third person! Why is this, you ask? Well plurk has this unique pull down menu, sort of like a very limited, digital magnetic poetry set. It has words right after your user names that include "thinks" "says" and "wants". Then you start turning into Bob Dole and saying things like "Megan thinks that's a good idea" at really inappropriate times! But I sort of like that, people look at me funny, and then I giggle like an idiot. Sort of my signature, that giggle. Plurk has been amazing because I have met a lot of really interesting people and connected in so many differen t levels, from the silly to the intellectual and many places in be tween. We even started a little plurk book club. We are r

Booking Through Thursady - Vacation Reading

It has again been a very long time since I have been around the BTT . I am finally getting back into the swing of things! Do you buy books while on vacation/holiday? I tend not to buy books when I am on vacation, I just usually bring them with me. I do like to hit local used book shops if I get around to it, but that can be a bad move as I usually can't manage to bring all my books home with me. When I go back home to Connecticut I am overwhelmed by the better selection of books on the used market. The nice thing is that I can buy and buy and not have to worry about luggage space. Anything that doesn't fit is mailed or hand delivered at a later time! Do you have favorite bookstores that you only get to visit while away on a trip? There used to be a discount book store about 40 minutes away from here and I would make a special trip to go to it. That WAS a vacation for me! There are certain bookstores I am definitely planning on visiting again some day but I don't have o

Teen Tuesday - Looking to the Future

Teen Tuesday is the day we set aside for teen book lovers visit with each other to find out what's being read in the world of young adult literature. You can comment whether you are a participant or not. Visit all the posters at . I was completely upset when I went to the library yesterday and found that the book I wanted to read for Genre of the Month had been checked out. Yeah, it sort of ruined my day. It seems where I live, non Stephanie Myers vampire books are not very popular. I was unable to find a very intriguing alternative book and finally settled on the Vampire Plagues series. I actually am looking forward to them now. I am hoping they will be easy yet enjoyable reads. I also took out The Book Thief to prepare for this book club . They have come up with the great concept of doing a podcast discussing their book choice each month. I sort of had them because of it. The show is scheduled for Sunday, August 3rd at 8pm central / 9pm eastern tim

Mix Tape Monday - The Looking Glass Wars

"You will be the strongest queen yet....Your imagination will be the crowning achievement of the land. But Alyss, you must work hard to develop it according to the guiding principles of the Heart dynasty - love, justice, and duty to the people. An undisciplined imagination is worse than no imagination at all. It can do more harm." Page 14 of The Looking Glass Wars.

The Sunday Salon

It has been a long time since I have visited with all my friends in The Sunday Salon. Unfortunately I have not been reading very much, and what I have been reading has been mostly young adult and I felt it would be a little too redundant to post on Sunday when I would just be saying similar things on my Teen Tuesday post. But finally I have some news to share with you all, and I hope you haven't missed me that much. On Tuesday I made the commitment to read 3 books by Friday. And unfortunately I failed. When Friday evening came around I was feeling quite sick and needed to get to sleep rather than read. Don't you hate when that happens? But late last night I finally finished The Pact . It feels like I have been reading it forever. And not in a good, long and languishing way! In the beginning I was really enjoying the book, but it didn't take me long to start resenting the emotional roller coaster Jodi Picoult forces you to ride. One minute are laughing and the next