Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I Heart myBloglog.com and Other Things

Let me just say that myBlogLog.com is such a cool site. It's basically a site for the blogging community. And as of late, it has been facilitating my search for good blogs to read. In the past, I would just go to my blog and hit the "next blog" button at the top and let chance bring me to my next reading adventure. But alas, doing that has brought me to many foreign blogs that I can't even read or understand and I've only found a handful of good blogs that way. Now, instead of doing the Russian Roulette blog search, I lurk around using myBlogLog.com.

Now, another reason why I heart myBloglog.com is that after joining last week, I decided to log on and look at it this morning. I looked at my stats and it made me feel all tingly inside when I saw my page stats. People actually have links to my blog!!! Okay-- so they were only for one post (on the House of Blues ). But hey-- links back are cool to me. One was from roccadeluca.com (A semi-famous band) and a site dedicated to Kiefer Sutherland (who apparently started his own record label and rocco is one of his bands). At first I thought it actually was the official Kiefer Sutherland page, but after signing up and seeing it, I think it's only a forum for Kiefer fans. Thanks for reading!

I want to mention some of the blogs I've been reading lately:

FYI-- I subscribe to these feeds and my favorite RSS reader is... Google Reader. I Heart all things Google.

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In addition to reading the above mentioned blogs, I've started a book club in my neighborhood and our first book is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Since I'm first to host, I picked the book. I'll let you know how it is.

Book Reviews (Photos from Amazon.com):

Waiting by Ha Jin

This book was good but somewhat of a disappointment because everyone told me how good it was. So I read it with very high expectations (On the bright side, it reads like a Hemingway book). It's about a Chinese military doctor that marries a woman his parents found for him (she's not very pretty and he's kind of ashamed of her). He meets another woman while stationed at a hospital and "falls in love" with her. He has to wait for a very long time to get a divorce from his wife in order to marry the new woman. And to prevent spoiling the book... he continues to wait in the end. The lesson learned here is...be careful what you wish for because just might get it.

A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve

This was a book that my other book club picked. This book blows (so I won't describe it)...and don't read anything that Anita Shreve writes because everyone in my other book club said that her other books blow as well.

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I also, wanted to mention how I'm able to have time to blog right now when I have both kids home with me...my little girl is watching ice age next to my computer and my son is on the floor crawling after all the Cheerios I dropped on the floor for him. Gotta go... Cheerios only buy me tens of minutes (not thousands)... Thanks General Mills for inventing Cheerios.

4 comments:

Butrfly4404 said...

Awww, I'm touched!

I've been seeing that mybloglog thing EVERYWHERE...maybe it's time for me to check it out.

Are you sure you're a former bookworm?? I wish I still got into books like I used to.

Amen for the Cheerios. A tip for the future: The Man told me that Ninja Boy was 100 times easier to potty train than Sunshine because all he had to do was throw a couple cheerios in the toilet and tell him to go at the target practice.

Cheerios: Good for anything!

Jackie said...

Hey,
Thanks for checking out my site!
As for book recommendations:
Right now I'm reading "The Mercy of Thin Air" by Ronlyn Domingue. I'm about halfway through --Gah, it feels like I started it forever ago - no more reading books in a day or two now that the kiddies are around ;-) I'm really enjoying it so far. Sometimes the ending ultimately determines whether I liked the book or not though! I also just read "Suite Francais" by Irene Nemirovsky and "Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini and really liked both of those! I think "Kite Runner" is going to go down as one of my all-time favorites. I was also going to recommend "The Memory Keepers Daughter" but I see that you have that one listed as one of your favorites so I guess you already know that that one's good!
I'm going to keep checking back to your blog for your recommendations!

jacer said...

Hi. Ice Age ROCKS, can I watch too?
Just found your site, and wanted to say I really like it!! Love the look of it!!

kylebeabo said...

Yeah myBlogLog is pretty snazzy. It is actually how I found your site.