June 29, 2012

The Weeklies #219

The Weekly Number. 40, the number of laps Mia swam at yesterday's fund-raising swimathon. And 14, the number of laps Owen swam.

The Weekly Read. I was reading a blog about something not long ago when Mia walked into the room. The particular site I was reading had a review of The Search For Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi. She saw the cover art and said what's that? I told her I'd check it out. Since it targeted a slightly older audience, I downloaded it and read it to see if it was okay. And it was freaking awesome. This is old-school kid lit with vast and wonderful storytelling, fantastic writing, and something that sparks a kid's natural sense of wonder. I absolutely loved this book and am planning to read the sequel soon...and read both to Mia.

The Weekly Feedback. I loved your feedback on my ebooks post earlier this week. And I love the fact that so many of you are sticking with good old paper. I feel the need to explain myself. For years I lived with thousands of books in the house. Thousands. We still have thousands that I just couldn't part with. But it became a space issue for me. I made the switch, though, and while ebooks aren't the same, they still make for a wonderful reading experience. I've found so many fantastic books that I'd never have found otherwise. Nothing will ever replace the smell and feel of paper.

The Weekly TV Obsession. HGTV's Design Star. I can't help it.

The Weekly TV Goodbye. So long Ann Curry. We all knew that wasn't going to work out, right?

The Weekly Asshat. I'm not sure asshat is strong enough but Jerry Sandusky is finally behind bars.

The Weekly Court Victory. The Supreme Court upheld so-called Obamacare.

The Weekly Question. Did the Supreme Court get it right?

Posted by Chris at June 29, 2012 7:31 AM

Yes & no. I am one of the people that this plan will screw, so I'm not thrilled.

Posted by: Maribeth at June 29, 2012 9:58 AM

@Maribeth - well, the Supreme Court is only concerned with the Constitutionality of the law, not the fairness. If you feel it is unfair, then you have Congress to blame, not SCOTUS.

Posted by: Kaz at June 29, 2012 12:55 PM

I love Design Star. And I think Brittney has gotten robbed several times this season. That said, I think all the girls have been pretty good - Hilary has surprised me as the season has progressed!

Posted by: Heather at June 29, 2012 1:43 PM

I went to middle and high school with Adam Diterlizzi. My brothers went with Tony. The brothers are both insanely talented. I'm always happy to see them get good press.

Posted by: Seeking elevation at July 3, 2012 7:28 PM