Happy Delurking Day! *hint hint* ;)

Today is Delurking Day!

I’d like to take a moment to thank those of you who comment regularly – you definitely help me feel more connected to the knitting and/or blogging community and I always appreciate your support and insights. If you haven’t commented before, or you don’t comment often, why not give it a shot today? I always reply to comments that have a valid email address. 🙂 (Well, ok, except for the happy birthday comments for Jeanne – she read your comments and definitely appreciated them!)

Limedragon is having a contest – leave her a comment by January 13, midnight CST, and you could win a copy of Blogging Tips: What bloggers won’t tell you about blogging.

Toronto music blogger Frank of Chromewaves is giving away two Phillips GoGear mp3 players – one to a US resident and another (better!) one to a Canadian resident. Contest closes January 17, midnight EST.

Have you heard about the Chunkster Challenge? (A chunkster is a 450+ page book of adult literature – no Twilight, no Harry Potter, no audiobooks.) Amy sums it up nicely and provides a link to the official site. Worth checking out if only for the amusing button.

More on the increased library use during our economically troubled times.

Too bad this lamp/bookmark is only a concept – it’s very clever.

Author Carrie Vaughn has an interesting three-part analysis of urban fantasy. (The link is to part 1.)

If you enjoy reading, erm, “racy” paranormal romances, you’ll probably get a giggle out of this NSFW blog entry.

Playing Tetris can wipe out bad memories?! Is this the future of PTSD treatment?

If you live in the Twin Cities and you’d like to see the Presidential Inauguration on the big screen, the Riverview Theater will be showing it. Admission is free.

Brace yourselves – you’re going to get a cute burn from this one.

“Really, Mom, I love pink feathers, but that little thing is just pathetic.” -Mayhem

84 thoughts on “Happy Delurking Day! *hint hint* ;)”

  1. Tetris eh?
    I read all about that on the bbc website – I have been trying to get my students to stop playing computer games – not start them! 🙂

  2. I think I was participating in the Chunkster challenge without knowing. In December I started re-reading the Wheel of Time series, and those puppies are all at least 450 pages I’d think!

  3. Hmm, I’m not sure all “chunky” books are worthy of reading just because they’re lengthy. I’ve read plenty of “chunky” book that weren’t really worth my time (I’ll never understand the fascination with Moby Dick) and plenty of shorter books that were. I’ve also read many, many kids books that were completely worthy of adult notice (and not just Harry Potter). So, I don’t think I’m going to restrict my books because of length or intended audience.

  4. Hehehehe… I didn’t even see the pink feather when I looked at the picture. I saw May’s dismayed face and then read the comment and was wondering what was going on, so I looked at the picture again… too funny 🙂

    Cheers Eva

  5. *sigh* I like using the library, but the current economy is making it trickier–the local library budget and structure is not looking good. 🙁

  6. Thanks for the tip about the Riverview – that sounds really fun! I’m debating keeping the older kid home so she can watch it with me, it seems like something momentous that I want her to remember.

  7. Thanks for the heads up on Delurking Day – I shall put that announcement up on my post as well.

    And the article about the library usage? Well, we know that yours and mine really hasn’t increased all that much, right? I mean, don’t we already treat the local libraries as our own personal, private bookstores and (be honest here) get just a wee bit miffed when the library doesn’t call us FIRST when a new book in our preferred genres arrives?? Hmm??

  8. lol, so that’s why it seems to take longer to get the books on my booklist at the library now! (smile) love the lamp idea as well…handy! Hey, happy delurking day!

  9. Ok, I will “delurk” for you 🙂 I read your blog through google reader most of the time and I am not much of a commenter. keep up the good work though!

  10. If today is the day that lurkers should comment, does that mean regular commenters should lurk?

    Oops, I guess I just answered my own question. Happy day!

  11. Forgot to add: There was a story on KARE11 news last week about other businesses that thrive during down times — car repair shops, shoe repair shops, electronics repair shops.

  12. I loved the first MN article about library use increasing, then they had almost the same article (must have been an AP news story) in the sfgate.com here. I’m looking forward to the second article. The thing that is interesting to me is that people are finally “discovering” the library (although it seems to me to be filled with people checking email and playing games on the computer more than looking for books lately), but libraries have always (and still do) not gotten the funding they need, and even though there is more usage there probably won’t be more funding. At least we can use what we’ve got now!

  13. So does my former addiction to Tetris explain the fact that there seems to be lots of stuff I’ve forgotten? Like maybe stuff I did immediately before playing Tetris? hmmmm…

  14. I love my library! I thought I was noticing an increase in traffic esp. DVDs. Great way to see all of the cable shows I’ve missed. I watched all 5 seasons of The Wire for free. Currently working my way through Lovejoy – the BBC series with Ian McShane.

    And of course books, knitting and otherwise.

  15. You cat photos and captions wonderfully capture cat’s elegance and delightful goofiness. I have a male, Sweetie Pie Guy who is Mayhem’s twin.

  16. Here I am out in the open…

    Thanks for all the links and book recommendations.
    I found Charlaine Harris’s books through you and have lately been enjoying her vampire series.

    And give your kitties a head scratch from me. I too live with a furry black live wire.

  17. Love the lamp, but then again, who needs bookmarks? I find it hard to put a book down, and when I do, I just remember the page number.

    BTW, the delurking trenchcoat Charlie is a hoot.

  18. Oooh, I want one of those lamps too – except that I’m no better at book monogamy than I am at knittin monogamy – I need one with several ‘branches’!

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