Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BookNerd News!

One of my most favorite aspects of blogging is that I meet a lot of cool people from all over the world. I admit, I'm a bit of a voyeur, I love reading about other peoples' lives. I've heard that blogging about the mundane: laundry, sandwiches, etc... will wreck a blog. I, on the contrary, love it. Also, I'm continually inspired by what other people are baking, stitching, and reading. I soak of every stinkin' detail.

For the first time in the short life of The Blog Jar I'm participating in the Holiday Swap book blogger event. Hooray! I actually get to send something to one of those awesomely inspiring folks in the blog-o-sphere and I get a gift in return.

If you'd like to sign-up for the swap check out the site here, but hurry, the sign-up deadline is Thursday!

I've also made another booknerd discovery in the past few weeks, The Classics Circuit! Essentially the Classics Circuit is "a gathering place for links to reviews of classics on blogs throughout the blogosphere. Reviews will not appear on this site, but rather on the sites of participant bloggers." Currently the Classics Circuit is focusing on Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell. Alas, I didn't know about this in time to sign up, but I'm ready to participate in January when the author of the month is Edith Wharton.

This concludes my BookNerd News for now! Goodnight and Good reading!


Giggly said...

Oooh, how fun!!

I also love blogging and reading about laundry, sandwiches, etc... :) Good stuff.

Andi said...

I'm in on the swap this time around, and I cannot wait! Like you, too, I love reading the seemingly mundane (but so totally not) details of bloggers' lives. And I'm thinking of hopping in on the Classics Circuit myself. I've fallen off the classics wagon this year, sadly.

Meg said...

I'm like you -- I love the "mundane" details, too, which are anything but mundane to me! I've met so many cool people from blogging, and have met many of them "in real life," too. They're all as awesome in person as I would expect them to be. And I participated in the swap -- really fun!