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I didn’t think I had anything to do for Maw Books Blog’s Bloggiesta! this weekend. I’m mostly caught up with my reviews this week. But I do have some blog projects and tweaking that I haven’t finished. I’m also totally behind on reading. (Yes, I know that doesn’t “count.”)

I spent three hours Friday night finishing The Forsyte Saga. I know that doesn’t count for the Bloggiesta!, but I didn’t do the Read-a-thon(s) so I felt the craving to just sit and read for hours. I didn’t start until 9 or 10 and so it was 1 am when I finished it. The point is, now I don’t feel bad if I spend Saturday blogging. That book (which was 900 pages) has been haunting me for weeks. Now I only have The Arabian Nights and The Clash of Civilizations haunting me still.

Anyway, since I am still awake at 1 a.m., not feeling sleepy at all, I started doing some Bloggiesta! things and I’m planning to do more. Here’s what I plan on doing by Sunday. (Don’t worry; they won’t all post by Sunday.)

  • Write reviews
    • The Forsyte Saga (in progress)
    • The children’s books sitting on my table
    • The New Lifetime Reading Plan (I’ve only read the parts about books I’ve read, but I’m still going to share thoughts about it now)
    • Is there anything else sitting around?
  • My Challenges/Pages on Rebecca Reads
    • Review progress and add links as necessary for various “lists”
    • Add pages for TBR lists (which has been in progress for months)
    • Add those pages I’ve been planning on adding
    • Is there anything else I’m forgetting?
  • Mini-Challenges
    • Comment on ten new blogs
    • Update Google Reader
    • I haven’t read through them all yet, but I’ll do what I can.
  • WordPress
    • Add some of the regularly used images (like library loot) to the wordpress gallery so I don’t have to keep adding them.
    • Edit tags: they are a mess!
    • Review categories that all is in order
    • Etc.

What are you doing for your blog this weekend?

Reviewed on June 20, 2009

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  • WordPress gallery? You mean I don’t have to up load my pics for The Sunday Salon, Library Loot, and Teaser Tuesday over and over again? I totally didn’t know that! Off to check it out.

    Good luck on the bloggiesta!

  • Hey there! I really like your blog layout. Pretty snappy! I hope you got a lot accomplished for Bloggiesta, it looks like you have some good goals. It was fun stopping by.

  • I mostly wrote posts for Bloggiesta, I think I finished five of them which I’m pretty happy about. I got started really late on Friday though, so I might do Bloggiesta today and still count what I accomplish in my own goals 🙂

    I hope you got lots of things accomplished!

  • Well, I got almost nothing done, blame it on the sunshine! I don’t know what I was thinking at 1 a.m. when I signed up.

    Glad to hear you got lots done, Kim! I think I’ll count Monday as Bloggiesta too! Saturday and Sunday didn’t work out much…

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