Monday, April 5, 2010

It's Recommendation Week

It’s Recommendation Week here on the blog. I recently finished two great books, and Honey Bear and I discovered a new recipe that is definitely worth sharing. But we'll kick everything off with some links.

For blog surfers I’ve stumbled across a blog or two of late that I wanted to share with you. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

My Bloggish Blog Thing with Josin L. McQuein The first thing I noticed about Josin was her interesting name; the second thing I noticed was that she was winning all of the writing contests I was entering around the blogosphere:) So give her blog a look-see.

Somewhere Between Fact & Fiction with Shannon McMahon If you like my blog, you’ll probably like Shannon’s, as we share a lot of the same interests (writing, cooking, blogging--I guess that one goes without saying). Check it out.

For queriers Have you heard of Absolute Write? It’s a fantastic website, with forums on practically every topic a writer might find interesting. I especially like their Bewares and Background Checks, which allow writers to share statistics and anecdotes relating to specific agents. Want to know how long Agent A has been taking to respond to queries lately? Wondering if you’re the only one waiting to hear back from Agent B on a manuscript request? Absolute Write probably knows.

And don’t forget to register for QueryTracker. It is, in my opinion, the best online database for finding and researching agents.

For moms This past weekend, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its annual General Conference. In addition to hearing several beautiful messages about the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ, I also heard this poignant message about motherhood. Enjoy:)

7 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

Morning Krista. I already follow both those blogs but they're great, so thanks for giving them some recognition!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks for the great links. I love QT (and the QT blog) and Absolute Write. :)

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I loved that talk. One of my favorites this conference. Thanks for sharing it.

Shannon said...

Hi Krista,

Thanks for the link. :)

Krista V. said...

Afternoon, Matthew. Thanks for stopping by.

Stina, aren't QT and Absolute Write great?

Kayeleen, there were quite a few fantastic talks this conference, and a lot of them about parenting. I especially liked the story Bradley D. Foster shared at the beginning of his talk, about the father reading a story with his son:)

Shannon, you are very welcome.

Myrna Foster said...

That talk held Dax's attention better than any of the others. He laughed at the punch line of the story and everything.

Krista V. said...

Myrna, how could that talk not hold somebody's attention? It was about cowboys! :)