Monday, February 28, 2011

Congratulations! It's a Blog!

So, I have many great things to say about Sweet Girl and Little Man and the really great visit we had from Nana, Papa, and Aunt Carrie this past weekend.  But that'll have to wait until Sweet Girl gets back to school (2 hour delay for severe thunderstorms equals no pre-k equals boo!) and Little Man decides to take a vacation from my hip.  Today I'm here to promote myself.  Yay!

My sister, Carrie, my lobster-in-law, Amy, and I have started a book blog.  We all read entirely too much and therefore felt the need to share that with the rest of the world.  It's going to be great, I promise.  And I am going to take all the credit for it.  I kind of had to twist Carrie's arm.  She is not a blogger as of yet, but I know she will become quite adept and addicted rather quickly.  We're cut from the same cloth so I know she'll realize that being this right about so many things, in this case books, brings with it a moral obligation to tell others how right you are about so many things, in this case books.  I mean, really, it's the least we can do.

Amy is already a great blogger.  You can read so for yourself here.  She has several friends with their own little digital corners of the world, and through them it came to our attention that some bloggers receive things from companies/people/the universe............FOR FREE!  We were talking about that and I was dreaming of all the things I'd like to get FOR FREE, and books were near the top of my list.  Also at the top of my list were gluten-free Bisquick, So Delicious coconut milk yogurt, 1-2-3 Gluten Free muffin mix, and Kinnikinnick gluten-free pizza crusts.  Yes, that's an unabashed attempt to solicit free items.  I would say I've sold myself out, but (let's be honest) I never had any principles to begin with.

I digress.  We started a book blog called The Family Addiction.  At least once a week, one of us will post a review of a book we've read.  And we'll be covering a wide variety of genres as we all have different tastes.  Carrie reads anything in English, Amy keeps up with the more current trends, and the only commonality I could find in the books I read is that they're all mostly depressing (yay!).  As a disclaimer, I won't be reviewing any of the books on autism/behavioral interventions/biomedical treatments that I have read.  I'm not sure there's enough room on one blog. But we really hope you'll drop by over there and I'm sure you'll love it so much you'll want to follow us too.  And then you'll want to buy the books (which will be conveniently linked) and then we will become vastly popular and books will magically show up at our doors!  That is how it works, right?

3 comments:

  1. Love it! I'm reading my way through a self-study of the 20th century (fiction & nonfiction), but was told this was too dubious a topic for a blog. I should have responded, "But I'm a Trimble!" ;)

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  2. We could always make room for a cousin. :)

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  3. And, Claire, you're clearly family (what with the reading and the need to, um, share opinions, and, of course, the shared genetics), and this IS called "A Family Addiction">

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