I've mentioned it before, but a few years ago I landed on the guideline of having the number of my age represent the limit of blogs I subscribe to. Since I recently had a birthday, it was a good time to comb through my blog list, adapting it as necessary. Thanks to my mom and sister, I've added a couple fascinating new blogs lately: this and this (I just finished Kelle's very compelling book, as well). I also started following along with this family as they travel around the world with 4 young children!
Going through the blog list reminds me of the song we used to sing in Girl Scouts: "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold." It's fun to add these three new blogs to my selections, but I'm also glad to keep following along with some of the same blogs I've read for years.
Speaking of reading material, I *finally* joined PaperBack Swap. I've been hearing about it for a long time, and when I realized our shelves were bursting at the seams, I thought that it was a good time (as I did with blogs) to comb through them and weed some out. I noticed on the site that when you list your first ten books, you earn two free book credits, so that is what I did. In the first week, four of my ten books were requested and I mailed them out. The receiving end has had a slower start, but I am hopeful. I made a wish list of 20-some books, but apparently many of them are in relatively high demand. I'll wait patiently and keep searching for book titles I'd like to own.
I love these kinds of swaps because rather than paying out money for new books, you earn credits and then can request books for *free!* (If you decide to sign up for PBS, I'd love it if you used this referral link, which will net me a free book credit just by you signing up! Thanks!)
Have you started reading any blogs lately? Are you a member of PaperBack Swap?