Sunday Salon: Blogging is life. The rest is details.
blogging , events , the sunday salon , thoughts / May 29, 2011

(This post was originally supposed to go up on Friday as part of Armchair BEA. I didn’t get it finished on time, and have been away from my computer since then, so here it is!) Since I – ever so sadly – cannot attend Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention in New York City this week, I’ve decided to join in on Armchair BEA again! Those of us who are participating in Armchair BEA are essentially putting together our own book blogger convention from the comfort of our own homes (or workplaces or wherever else we’ll be). You can read more about Armchair BEA here. Since today Friday is was the Book Blogger Convention, the topic for Armchair BEA is also putting the focus on the “blog” portion of “book blog”. There’s a wide range of prompts for today’s posts, so I’m going to sort of mix and match to create my own topic. Let’s start with the inspiration for this post’s title, and how I figured out what I was going to write about. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this here before or not, but I was a figure skater when I was younger. I spent a lot…

Reasons why I'm an Obama fangirl
news , thoughts / April 6, 2010

He shops at independent bookstores. And buys books for his kids (and those of his staff!). He brings 5 books (2300 pages) with him on a one-week vacation. He answers questions about literacy, including making a comment about being a C students isn’t a mark of honour for a president. He proclaimed October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. He is the subject of many articles and blog posts (such as this one) which talk about his love of reading and how it will affect, and be affected by, his presidency. He is considered well-read in many genres and subjects, even when people would normally consider these public lists a PR stunt. His inner poet is a major factor in his election and his popularity. He is a writer. A good one. He sent a handwritten note to Yann Martel, telling him how much he enjoyed reading Life of Pi with his daughter. That earned him some serious bonus points on many levels. Can anybody think of anything I’ve missed?