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Waka Wednesdays

Posted by Gina Schwartz on October 29, 2010 at 10:58 AM Comments comments (0)

Waka Wednesday

Today's question is "Is it still Waka Wednesday if I only post these on a Friday.  Maybe I will consider changing the name of this weekly event.

My Waka Wednesday's post for this week is on the issue of blogging words.  The newest bollger word that I keep coming across is "meme".  Based on my reading of the blogs a meme is a blogging topic. I had thought that my Waka Wednesdays which no-one really follows but myself was a meme but this seems to be a weekly event rather than a meme as it is always on a different topic. 

The newest thing in blogging I have seen in my short time in this world is vlogging - which I believe is video blogging.  I have seen some video blogs - Amanda on the Zen Leaf did a video blog on the Readathon which was great.  It is always great to see the blogger and hear her intonations so that you are not caught up in the words and the prettiness of the website.  Kudos to those who have tried it.  Maybe I will post a video blog on this site for you one day - I will have to practice being in front of a camera so that may not be soon.

I know that I have said this several times in the past on this site but I just want to say again that I am loving this blogging stuff.  I wish I could do it forever.


Waka Wednesday - Week Five

Posted by Gina Schwartz on October 22, 2010 at 9:28 AM Comments comments (0)

Waka Wednesday

Even though today is Friday.  I am still going to go ahead and post my Waka Wednesday stuff.

I had thought in the beginning that on Waka Wednesday I would blog about books I read before and books I wanted to read but it seems to be taking on its own life now and evolving in a whole new way.

This week when I was surfing around I came across two new sites that I wanted to talk about here.  Now these sites are new to me but I am sure that they are commonplace to all experienced bloggers out there.

The first site that I wanted to talk about is called Booksneeze.  These guys are great.  They will ship you a book for review internationally.  The second is a site called net galley.  These connect you with publishers who will send you e copies of their books for your review.  I personally love this as I can sit at my desk and be staring at my screen all the while I am reading a novel.  So cute, so perfect.

So check out the sites and take good care.

Waka Wednesdays

Posted by Gina Schwartz on October 13, 2010 at 12:58 PM Comments comments (0)

Waka Wednesdays

My Waka Wednesday post for this week is a salute to all of the Readathon readers who read for 24 hour straight this Saturday.  As I wrote in my previous post.  Dewey Readathon readathoners read, reviewed and blogged for 24 hours straight - a few of use separated into teams volunteered to be the cheerleaders for this event and were charged wtih teh task of keeping participants enocuranged by posting cheers and the like on to the respective blogs.  As I am a new blogger the activities in the blogging community continue to fascinate me by how wide ranging they are and just how many bloggers there are out there willing to participate in blogging events.  There wer close to four hundred participants in this years Readathon.  For those of you who missed it though Readathon comes around again in APril and you can catch it then..

Have a Waka Wednesday.

Waka Wednesdays - Dewey Readathon 2010

Posted by Gina Schwartz on October 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM Comments comments (0)


Waka Wednesdays - Dewey Readathon 2010

I am having a little trouble remembering to do these Waka posts but I really want to keep it up.  In my blog surfing this morning I visited the Zen Leaf one of my favourite blogs and saw that Amanda one of my favourite bloggers was participating in a Readathon.  Readathons are pretty commonplace in book blogging circles but they are new to me so I decided to do a post to pormote this one which is the Dewey Readathon and is hosted every April and October.  The current readathon will be held on October 9th.

The Dewey Readathon is a 24hour readathon where book lovers read for 24 hours straight and then post their accomplishments.  Throughout the day there are also challenges and mini challenges that readers can participate in to keep stuff interesting. At the time of writing 363 people had signed up for the Readathon as readers and a few more myself included had signed up to be cheerleaders.

The cheerleaders job is to visit the various blogs and encourage the readers.  I am so excited it will be great stuff.


You can link to this site to join or find out more about the readathon.

Happy Bookscounting


PS I may have forgotten to mention that the Readathon is for a good cause and that money is donated to charity.

Waka Wednesday Post - National Library Week

Posted by Gina Schwartz on September 29, 2010 at 9:28 AM Comments comments (0)

Waka Wednesday


National Library Week 2010

This week I am copping out of my usual Waka Wednesday to post about a very important but not well publicized event happening here in Trinidad and Tobago this week.

This week is National Library Week. You may be wondering why would anyone have a week dedicated to the National Library but I believe that this is a fantastic initiative launched by the National Library Information Service to remind the national community about the importance of reading and the usefulness of a library. It should also remind us here in Trinidad about how privileged we are to have such a beautiful multi functional library equip with modern technology.

The motto of the week is “Read, Rediscover, Reconnect, Relax and Return to your library”. Many activities have been planned for the week such as Celebrity Tale a Thons which celebrate the rich oral traditions of our Caribbean culture as well as Career Fairs and Book Talk. I would encourage everyone to visit their local library to join in on the celebrations.


Please visit for more details

Waka Wednesdays

Posted by Gina Schwartz on September 24, 2010 at 7:01 PM Comments comments (0)


Watch out for our new blogs on Waka Wednesdays where we will review an old favourite at random.  It is sure to be lots of fun!!