Mailbox Monday ~ June 29th
After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.
Good thing there are lots of daylight hours this time of year because I have been crazy busy this past week with outdoor projects and events.
This past weekend I participated in a BioBlitz hosted by the forest preserve district. A BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of scientists, naturalists and volunteers work together to find and identify all the living species—plant and animal—within a designated area. I was a volunteer citizen scientist on the bird counting team. The final results aren’t in yet, but I already know the event was a success.
Unfortunately there was not a lot of time for reading or writing last week, but I did get to listen to some audiobooks. A few new books arrived in the mail . . .
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey from Goodreads.
A beautifully written and evocative novel—the story of an impossible, unstoppable love affair set in London during World War II and the present day.
Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web by Joseph M. Reagle from Amazon Vine.
Online comment can be informative or misleading, entertaining or maddening. Haters and manipulators often seem to monopolize the conversation. Some comments are off-topic, or even topic-less. In this book, Joseph Reagle urges us to read the comments. Conversations “on the bottom half of the Internet,” he argues, can tell us much about human nature and social behavior.
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