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We'll be discussing How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff on Friday, May 24th at 2pm PST in my Ustream Chat: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/anna-shinoda-s-book-club . If you are in a different time zone and need a little help figuring out when 2pm PST is for you, check out this magical site.
I know it's a bit time before our next meeting, but I wanted to give everyone who wants to participate the chance to get the book and read it.
It's midnight here in California, so I've closed the poll for voting for the next book club selection. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff barely beat The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. So for our next book club we'll read How I Live Now, and the book club after that we will read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
I've decided to give TinyChat a second chance. Book Club today at 2pm PST, discussing Out of My Mind by Sharon M Draper. Here's the link: http://tinychat.com/annashinoda
I do have a back up plan. If TinyChat starts being evil, we'll move to Ustream. I've set up a chat room http://www.ustream.tv/channel/anna-shinoda-s-book-club . My username there is A_Shinoda
I just found this great article about Stepparents and their stepchildren on Huffington Post. Kudos to all the stepparents who work extra hard to take care of their loved one’s children – in some cases even more than some “real” parents.
What are your experiences with your stepchildren or stepparents? Feel free to share them in the comment section!
Here’s an extract of the article:
Every stepparent remembers the moment they finally earned their stepkids’ seal of approval. It’s a meaningful moment — as any stepparent can tell you, a stepchild’s trust can be hard won, sometimes taking years and years to gain.
On Friday, Redditor Jedi_Hog shared his shiningest moment as a stepparent — in meme form. Take a look here:
The stepdad’s success story won over Reddit, with fellow stepparents and stepkids weighing in with their personal stories in the comments.
We get a lot of questions about SEO here on WordPress.com, and no wonder -- you work hard on your site and want to get the word out! SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO recommendations are intended to help your site rank higher and more accurately in search engines, like Google. Say you write a blog about sailboats. When someone Googles "sailboats," how many pages of results do they have to scroll through before they see a link to your blog?
Norman Reedus, the actor behind the fan-favorite character Daryl Dixon in AMC's hit show The Walking Dead, recently shared a link to a YouTube video posted by LifestyleMirror. In the clip, Reedus discusses the evolution of his character and what it's like filming on location.
"I'm very thankful that the writers have have allowed me to sort of build this character from scratch," Reedus said.
This review contains spoilers !
Episode 3.10 'Home'
The first half of “Home” is similar in tone to last week’s episode: ominous, character-focused, a bit too talky, frankly. It worked well as a breather last week, but another episode in that mould would have been a mistake. Like Lori plodding around in the grass, the ghost of season two still haunts this viewer.
In this restaurant, everyone cleans their plates.
An eatery in Sapporo, Japan, has announced it will fine restaurant patrons if they don’t finish every last morsel — every tiny grain of rice — on their plate. The Hachikyo seafood restaurant is known for its tsukko meshi, a dish of salmon roe piled sky-high on a bed of rice — for anyone who can finish it.
Airport security is always stressful. With the long lines, the tight security, the thorough and humiliating examination of carry-on baggage, passengers are always on edge. Just imagine how you'd behave after finding out you’re a wanted suspect.
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The skincare brand Nivea created fake newspapers and broadcast breaking news bulletins to get unsuspecting passengers sweating – but just for the launch of their new line of Stress Protect deodorant in Germany, according to the website…
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Book Club this week. Despite some technical difficulties with TinyChat, I really enjoyed the experience and I hope everyone else did, too!
If you missed it, Sarah from Australia (aka GloomyMushroom) did a nice outline of what we discussed: http://adiek84.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/chat-summary-annas-book-club-episode-1-the-house-of-the-scorpion-by-nancy-farmer/
(By the way... I was mistaken, the sequel to…