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Freestyle Friday: The Revised Edition

Barnes & Noble nook (ebook reader device)
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You may have notice there’s a blog post from 2009 stuck to the top of this page; that’s my first ever blog post on WordPress! I stuck it up there to give new visitors an idea about who I am and what this blog is about. After reading it, I’m sooo not that person anymore, and this blog is not that blog anymore. So, a compromise. I will write a new “always on the front page” post, and simply include a link for people like me who want to go all the way to the beginning & read through when they find a good blog.

My Neighbors Think I’m Crazy

I have my digital recorder! *Wild cheers and Applause* I was up at 1 am this morning, talking to myself like a crazy person, testing out this thing. I was so tired I kept trying to figure out how I would save each interview on there if I only had 70 minutes; it’s actually 70 hours. Clearly it was way past my bedtime.

I played around with some eBooks, trying to see if both eBook readers (Kindle & Nook are only eReaders, for purpose of this post), that I liked. I decided that whichever one I get, I will get the other’s application for the computer (see? I can buy wonderful, bigger, touchscreen enabled nookColor while enjoying slightly more extenisve independent black author library of Kindle). Truthfully, of the titles I looked for, they were pretty equally available and priced for both devices (with one glaring omission). Besides, this does not preclude me from just getting the book in paperback or hardback if it’s unavailable in eBook format, as I will always love “real” books. Hmm…my birthday is coming up, so maybe I will know by then which to spend birthday money on, if either.

And Now For Something Completely Different

I wanted to make these Freestyle Friday posts more dynamic, fun, and user friendly, so I’ve been trolling around seeing what other blogs are doing, and I’ve come up with a fun spin on the traditional randomness. I propose doing a “Week in Review” sort of thing in addition to (not to replace) the delicious randomness I engage in now. I will remind you of my better posts for the week, as well as other great posts I’ve read around the blogosphere, and news in general. An example would be me telling you to read about me defending my non-religious , non-meditating, westernized yoga practice, admonishing you to read Sepia’s post where she confesses (in a beautifully honest piece) to cheating (with a little twist), and saying for shame to the woman who kidnapped a baby twenty-three years ago. Get it? OK.

 This is what I’ve found fascinating this week:

Moving On…

I joined a book club! The Dashing and Daring Bloggerista Book Club, hosted by kendall, marissa, and nina. We are going to start discussing our first book, I Heart New York soon. I’m sure there’s still space if you want to join in the discussion. Fire up your comfy chair, and your book mark or eReader!

Speaking of book clubs, I’m thinking of starting my own with some books I’ve heard about through the wonderful ladies who host 3 Chicks on Lit on blog talk radio and other books that I like the sound of. I just love swapping stories about books! I want it to have a mixture of men and women, because some of the books topics…I just know I’ll need a male perspective. I will only give you guys a couple titles as a teaser (and to show how random this book club will be: Hiding in Hip Hop, Why Black Men Love White Women, and Wasted: A Memoir. You know you want some of this book club! More details to come.

That’s all I have for today. Please feel free to leave your two cents in the comments section.



10 thoughts on “Freestyle Friday: The Revised Edition

  1. Hey!
    thanks for the shout out!

    1. Your welcome! I love the posts 😀

  2. Aww, thanks for the link love! I’m in some good company–you’ve given me some new reading for today!

    1. Your welcome! I hope you find some new blogs to love love love. 😀 Thanks for stopping in!

  3. I’m so glad you joined! and I love browsing your blog. You make me want to have more written content on my own. Keep it up lady!


    1. I’m glad I joined too! I am getting the book today (probably eBook for my PC, as mysteriously sold out of the bookstores–most be good, right?). I can’t wait to start reading, though someone should teach me to use the google groups thingie? Yeah…

      Aww, thanks! *blushes* I enjoy your pictures though. California looks beautiful this time of year! (How it’s supposed to look here…hmph!).

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  4. Two things:

    1) Thanks for the reference to my blog (yay!); and

    2) More importantly – I love the recap of blog posts that you visited and liked throughout the week. It’s like a one-stop-shop for blog reading.

    1. JannaT, 2 things (well, 3 things):

      1) Love love love your posts, especially lately. I wanted to include the post after this one as well, but ran out of time (was at work and had to pretend to be working at the same time); and

      2) Thanks! I got the idea from Cordelia’s blog, Cordelia calls it quits (also featured). Her weekly links are a lot more…”wisdom” oriented than mine, especially for writers. You should check them out.

      3) Have you been over to my writing/reading blog, I could use your writing perspective over there.

  5. Happy Weekend!
    Thanks for the shout out. I’ll be sure to check out all those spots you mentioned.
    Who knows? I may even join the book club (once I get this balancing-act called my life in order).

    I’m in the market for an e-book reader but I just adore the tactile experience of touching a book; turning the pages, etc.
    I’m a fan of nook color but I’d probably be more likely to just get an iPad. It has almost everything I need.

    Great post!

    1. Happy weekend to you too! Your welcome, hon! Love reading your posts this week.

      Which book club? Either way, I’d be glad to see you involved! I feel like you’d bring a lot to any discussion you participated in, Miss. 🙂 Life is definitely a balancing act for me too. I have no idea how I’ll fit in the book clubs and the writing challenge I just took on, but I’m going to…it’s important to do SOMETHING that’s just for you, right?

      I love that nook color…just wish B&N offered as many free books as Amazon (I am addicted to free), and they didn’t have a key book available as a nookbook…they need to step it up to match their awesome reader!

      Thanks for stopping in and reading!

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