Biannual Blogathon Bash Kick Off

The second Blogathon has STARTED! Created by me to support bloggers, I’m participating with 5 different blogs. This one, Callista’s Ramblings, the Biannual Blogathon Bash blog of course and 2 secret ones I haven’t released to the public yet. It’s not too late, you can still join! Do as much blogging as you can this… Read More »

Review Copy Cleanup Challenge

I’m a bit late but I’ve signed up for the Review Copy Cleanup challenge to catch up on reading and reviewing a bunch of books I have. If you review books, here is your excuse to read and review those books!  Sign ups are only open for TWO MORE days. Since I missed the first… Read More »

Armchair BEA 2011 – Blogging About Blogging

For the last day of Armchair BEA we are talking about blogging. This isn’t my only blog, I also blog at I’ve been more serious over there lately and working on that one more and will be purchasing my own domain and probably moving to WordPress soon. I’ve been doing lots of reading about… Read More »

Armchair BEA 2011 – Nurturing Relationships

The topic for today was for Armchair BEA is Nurturing Relationships… with other bloggers, with PR/Publishers and with blog readers. I wanted to touch on some places Canadians can get books for review. I’m not listing all the possible places so if you want to mention one I don’t, please do in the comments. I’m… Read More »

What I Do With The Books I Receive for Review When I’m Done

I do various things with the books I receive: A select few I keep. Some are passed on to friends and family. Some are donated to the Public Library. Some are brought into my local playgroup for other parents to pick through. And some are donated to my children’s school library. I don’t have the… Read More »

Blog Posts That Generate the Most Spam

© Flickr User Myrrien For fun, I saved all my blog spam from this blog for exactly one month. Here are the top 5 posts that received spam. I wonder why? My thoughts are in red The Man’s Book by Thomas Fink received 25 spam comments in 31 days! Marriage, smoking, urinal? Day 4: Guest… Read More »

Where I’ve Been and Bloggiesta

First of all, sorry for not posting much lately. May and June are really busy for me and I haven’t had a chance to do much blogging. I hope to have some new stuff up soon but in the meantime, check out some of these old posts: Adult Fiction: Midwives: A Novel by Chris BohjalianAdult… Read More »