Winners and Links!

First, I typed up the entry but it didn't go live – my apologies! I think the next technology I'm going to find is voice-activated blogging. “Post, go live, OK SUCCESS!”

Anyway, the winner of a free six-month subscription to Sourcebooks' new “Discover a New Love” community is Karen H Near Tampa.

Congrats Karen H, who is lucky to live near Tampa, since St. Pete Beach and the Tampa zoo are two very awesome reasons to live near Tampa!

And now, Links that are All About the Joy and the Beauty!

While I was at RT, this XKCD comic totally made me laugh out loud.



Via Cindy and many other people, have a look at this amazing story of a 9 year old boy who built an arcade out of cardboard boxes in his dad's used auto parts store in LA. Watch the video. It will make your chest feel as if your heart has been filled with warm soup and joy.


 

And via Twitter comes this very touching entry about one of the women who attended RT, who misses herself before chemo and cancer. The comments are beautifully warm and reveal a lot about the women who gather around romance.

So what are you reading online today?

 

 

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    Bnbsrose says:

    I’m reading the current events calendar for the GBPL. The previous post had me going into my acct to reserve books (Damascus! – my new favorite curse via “Oracle Moon”) so I thought I’d check out what’s coming up. Last weekend was the K-12 science fair. The place was packed to the gills, and isn’t that awesome! Tomorrow’s activity schedule is making me want to call in sick as it is Panera milk & cookies story hour. And the 28th has Reading to Rover all day. I hope it’s outside. As much as I love the doggies, they are heathens.

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    GHN says:

    I am reading an article by John Scalzi about DRM on his e-books. http://whatever.scalzi.com/201…

    He is of the opinion that since you bought the book, it is yours to do with as you like – as long as you don’t put it in the torrents! Very sensible of him!

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    MissB2U says:

    I’m reading here because you guys are the only folks in my life who love Romance like I do.  It’s my daily validation with no judgement attatched.  I’m also visiting my local library site to look for more books for my son and a few for me too…

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    SB Sarah says:

    Howdy MissB2U! You’re awesome just the way you are.

    And Bnbsrose, I want to come for milk and cookie story hour, too.

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    Tam says:

    I just finished reading this article, which touched on urban fantasy cover depictions of their heroines.  Yup.  It’s a funny article, but also a bit depressing:

    http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/

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    Nadia says:

    I’m trying to find stuff to read that will lure me away from political sites.  Not a good week to be a stay-at-home-mom, LOL!

    Anyway, the funniest thing I saw today was people’s response to Gmail being out this morning.  Go to Twitter and search on “gmail out”.

     

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    Karen H near Tampa says:

    I’m glad that what I’m reading online right now is your blog because I see that I’m a winner (not that I didn’t think so anyway but anyway)!  OWOWOWOWOWOW!  Boy, is my Kindle going to get heavy with all the books! I have to admit I don’t know what I’m supposed to do now to claim my prize so I’d appreciate some help.

    I actually moved to Florida because my folks are aging and I am the only sister without kids (and at the time I moved here, without school age kids besides) so I have more time to help my parents out.  My family is here because my Dad is actually a native and was born in Tampa (just like in California, it’s generally amazing to find natives in Florida). I do like St. Pete Beach though I don’t go much since I am very fair of skin and I actually get bored sitting on the beach and get the most overwhelming urge to go to the bathroom even if I haven’t drunk anything in hours. The zoo is on my list but I haven’t made it yet. But I’ve been to the Dali Museum (the original and the new one) and Ft. DeSoto and Thomas Edison’s house and Henry Ford’s house, etc.

    Anyway, thank you!

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    ksattler says:

    I am reading 4 blogs: this one, arghink.com, reinventingfabulous.com, and Jill Shalvis’s. Also, my tweet stream which produces many links to sites that talk about IT stuff like CSS3, java scripting, mobile design, etc.

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    MargaretNKinnley says:

    The zoo is on my list but I haven’t made it yet. But I’ve been to the Dali Museum (the original and the new one) and Ft. DeSoto and Thomas Edison’s house and Henry Ford’s house, etc.

    http://goo.gl/RBfsr

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    pisceschick says:

    Congrats, Karen H! 

    I purchased my subscription today, think I am about to curl up with my new Grace Burrowes.  Couldn’t resist getting it a month early! 

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    MissB2U says:

    Is the Dali museum like the one in Spain?  That place was, well, surreal!  His jewelery designs are amazing!  This piece called “The Royal Heart” blew my mind.  It’s gold and rubies and actually beats like a heart: 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
     

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    Darlynne says:

    xkcd is consistently funny and weird. I don’t always get it, but they’re very clever and the extra information that pops up when you hover the mouse over each comic adds an explanation.

    Here, DA, all things book- and cooking-related, that’s where you’ll find me.

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