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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Children's Books, Harry Potter, Lost, and other Randomness

Thanks to Book Chatter for turning me on to this cool link on Paper Cuts. Anyone who loves children's books or needs to shop for them should definitely check it out!

Harry Potter fans - check out the VERY BRIEF prequel that JK Rowling did for a charity event. Read ABOUT it here, and actually READ it here. It's very short but cool all the same.

As a side note, I've finally let kiddo watch the Harry Potter movies without fast forwarding anything. Out of all the movies, do you know the only two things that even partly give him the creeps? The basilisk (giant snake) in movie 2 and the creepy mer-people in movie 4. He's much braver than I am!

My Friend Amy has a great new challenge going on that ties in with one of my favorite shows, Lost. Click on the button to check it out. The challenge includes 5 books and we have until the end of the year to read them, so I'm definitely in ... piece-of-cake!
My Friend Amy

FYI, I've only watched the first two seasons so PLEASE no one drop any hints about what happens next. And no, I don't know which books I'll be reading yet but I DO know I'll be participating.

Blog help needed - again! This time I want to know how to make a tag cloud. I actually don't like them all that much but my tag list is getting out of hand ... I mean, it takes up A LOT of my right sidebar. So can anyone tell me how to do the cloud thing?!

And of course, here's my daily reminder about my book giveaway - don't forget to enter! I'll give an extra entry to you if you help with the tag cloud thing. :)


Kim said...

The mer-people freak me out a bit too! NCLM

Ti said...

Hey..thanks for the plug! Have a good weekend!

Rebecca Reid said...

as far as i know you can't do a tag cloud in blogger.

Beth A. said...

I found a widget for doing tag clouds in blogger here:

And a little more searching turned up a tutorial:

Heather J. said...

Thanks Beth. As you can see, it worked - yeah! I'm giving you an extra entry in by book giveaway for your help. :)

Amy said...

by the way, Heather I haven't forgotten you! My internet was down most of the weekend, so I'll be working on the list of books soon!

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