Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Neat Stuff ! including a Give-Away

I find the neatest stuff at other people's blogs!

Today at Jen's Book Thoughts there is "neat stuff." Jen has a weekly feature that is one of my favorite things on the web. "Six Word Memoirs," and she has had some of the best and brightest from the mystery world there. Today is a bonus day with Reed Farrel Coleman giving Jen not just one, but six "Six Word Memoirs." He's definitely one of the best and brightest.

Today at Sam Sattler's Book Chase there is "neat stuff." Sam tells us about what might just be the answer to the ebook problem that some of us have experienced. The financial one. But, in addition to the Asus E-Book Reader's probable price (it's not on the market yet, I don't think), is the fact that it also includes a color touchscreen, a speaker, a webcam and a microphone. And it has a dual screen. I do know people who own the Asus Eee PC, and all are impressed with the product and the company.

Today at Significant Objects there is "neat stuff. Laura Lippman (who most definitely fits nicely in the "best and brightest" category mentioned above -as does her Memory Project) gives us her contribution. I love the Significant Objects project (love Laura Lippman too) (did I just sound like Tom Petty singing "Free Falling?"). Anyhooo - If you're not familiar with Significant Objects, please give it look - and today would be the perfect day.

Enjoy!

and come back and tell me about more neat stuff!

I think Tom Petty's "Free Falling" falls under neat stuff too - -



Also included under the heading "neat stuff" might be book give-aways. And since I'm enjoying a "neat stuff" kinda evening, I do believe I'll toss in a book to give away. If you're interested in reading Allison Burnett's UNDISCOVERED GYRL just leave a comment saying so. I'll draw the winning name on Sunday evening and send the winner an ARC of the book on Monday. I somehow ended up with two copies in my mailbox, so one of them may as well go flying out to someone who might be interested. From the back cover - "Only on the internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely." Author Rachel Resnick writes - "Imagine an 18-year-old Lolita, updated to the 21st century, blogging her own provocative adventures." I haven't read this book yet, so can't offer an opinion, but will say that from these statements I'm guessing this is a book that might not be everyone's cup of tea.

4 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

Always loved Petty's Free Fallin -- and that particular video of it -- back when my kids were into MTV/

Shannon said...

Hey Kaye,
Throw me into the drawing for UNDISCOVERED GYRL. I have a hard time passing up the chance to win a book I'm not familiar with and as a blogger this holds interest for me. And I'm not afraid of Nabakov or Lolita.
Thanks!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

The six word memoir has been floating around in the writers circle over here - some fun stuff. Count me in for the book. It sounds interesting.
Sam

Kaye Barley said...

Shannon - Hey!
You've got an ARC of "Undiscovered Gyrl" headed your way. I need your mailing address, please.
and thanks for stopping by!!