It has been quite a week at Bibliophiliac. I had my guest post at Desert Book Chick, an experience I thoroughly enjoyed. Amanda hosted a number of guest bloggers during her Classics Month. There seems to be a new or renewed interest in classics suddenly, and another Amanda, from the wonderful blog The Zen Leaf is now starting a directory for book bloggers who focus on classics. All of this made me think about what percentage of my blog I'd like to devote to classics, and what percentage to new or contemporary books, and I'm thinking about 50 percent for each would be perfect. Oh, and while I'm talking about book blogs that focus on the classics, here is one of my new-found favorites: Pro Se, a fantastic blog hosted by Christopher--you really need to check it out.
I decided to start my own brand new meme. It looks like this:
On Thursdays my posts will be about short stories--short story reviews, writer profiles, anything related to the short story. So anyone wishing to participate in this meme is welcome to grab the graphic. While I'm talking about short stories, I have to mention Isaac, at Tower of Stories. He's a creative writing MA student who writes about short stories all the time, and his blog is another to watch.
introduced me to several blogs I had never encountered before--here are just three that caught my interest:
Speaking of adding blogs to your overflowing Google Reader, Gautami Tripathy of everything distills into reading has a great post today about book blogs, and purging her Google Reader, which reached 546 (!) blogs. And another post I read this morning on my Google Reader is really worth reading, this one from nymeth at things mean a lot.
Here are three more blogs you really need to check out.
First, there is PK Reeves of Aisle B PK is hilarious, and she always leaves funny comments on my posts that really make my day.
Secondly, Shannon of The Space Bard, a remarkable young woman with a vibrant blog.
And Ellie of Musings of a Bookshop Girl, who lives an enviable life in a little town in England, selling books and blogging about books, and hanging out with other bookish people.
PK, Shannon, and Ellie were kind enough to think of me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Who knows when I might actually get around to passing it on, with a new school year starting up again? But I wanted to thank these gracious bloggers for the recognition.
And of course I made it through my second week of school. I really love my teaching schedule and my students. Silent Sustained Reading on Fridays is delightful. Judith from Reader in the Wilderness wants to know to combine the demands of teaching with voracious reading, and I have to admit it isn't easy. Mostly I give up almost everything else, carry a book with me constantly, and deprive myself of sleep. And still sometimes, reading for pleasure falls by the wayside.