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Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Round-Up

Quinoa Caprese Salad - YUM. Super simple and delicious. You can find the recipe from my friend Kristen here.

I've been a little distracted this week because I started reading a little book called Divergent by Veronica Roth. People had been telling me to read it for a while - that if I loved the Hunger Games, I would love Divergent. Lucky for me, as I was walking home the other day, a neighbor who lives up the block kindly left her copy out on the sidewalk for someone to take. Yes, that's what we do here in Brooklyn - we leave stuff that we no longer need/use out on the sidewalks for others to take.

Anyhow, I started reading the book and I could.not.put.it.down. Seriously, I have not been able to concentrate on my work or much else because the book sits there and stares at me and says, "Please read me. Just one more chapter." So I did and finished the book. But now, I have to read Book 2...like right now which means that I've been staying up way too late at night again. 

In between my fits of frenzied reading, I came across some great blog posts to share with you this week.

With the BlogHer conference coming up in New York City in a couple of weeks, this post by Fadra had me in stitches as she runs through the top 10 faces and expressions you will likely see at BlogHer or any blogging conference for that matter.

Ginger at Ramble Ramble poses an interesting question based on what she's been hearing and feeling in the online universe. There's a pretty amazing discussion going on in the comment section. What do you think?

We've all read and/or written a post (or two or three) about the comparison trap, either comparing ourselves to other bloggers, runners, mothers/fathers, surfers, athletes, etc. Melissa has found a rewarding approach to blogging - being true to herself.

Lindsay over at Cotter Crunch wrote this gracious post about her life and role in Cotter Team. Seriously, Lindsay and her husband James are an amazing team. P.S. Lindsay also makes these incredible, delicious, scrumpcious things called Healthy Bites. You should check them out if you haven't already.

I loved this post by Jess over at Eat, Drink, Breathe, Sweat about what drives her to lead a healthy and active life and why. Her recipe? Move. Move often. Eat well. Live. Live big. Rest. And repeat.

I know, this one sounds depressing but it a great story and puts things in perspective. I remember hearing bits and pieces about this book, written by an Australian nurse and singer, a few months back but never looked into it further. It's a great life reminder and goes back to the Busy Trap article I shared a couple of weeks ago. If you haven't read this already, please do. Thanks Bron for sending this to me!

And that's all she wrote for this week boys and girls. Now, I have to get back to my book!!

Did I miss a good post this week? Share with me please! Have you read Divergent? When does the third book come out??!?


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28 Comments:

At July 20, 2012 at 7:20 AM , Anonymous Katie @wishandwhimsy said...

I love posts like this that allow me to get to know other bloggers or catch up on some posts I haven't read yet. Great list!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 7:48 AM , Anonymous Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

Great round up of posts! I loved Lindsay's post too, and need to check out a few new-to-me up there. And wow, I need to make that salad. Maybe even for breakfast. :)

 
At July 20, 2012 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Cotter Crunch said...

oh you are too awesome! thanks for sharing these wonderful links and including me.
<3

 
At July 20, 2012 at 8:54 AM , Anonymous Jess said...

Aw friend! Thank you for the shout-out, I love these posts from you!! I also adored Lindsay's post on being a pro triathlete's wife. It made me cry, so beautiful.

PS don't you LOVE when a book sucks you in like that??

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM , Anonymous Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

great great posts! can't wait to check out the ones i haven't read

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:48 AM , Blogger misszippy said...

I loved Lindsey's post this week and the others you listed sound like great reads. I'll have to check them out. I've heard the same thing about Divergent--may have to give it a go!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM , Anonymous Ginger said...

Thanks for including me in a fantastic list! I'm off to get reading :-)

 
At July 20, 2012 at 4:51 PM , OpenID Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

I love your Friday roundup because you always point me to some great posts that I have missed. OK, lady, what happened to getting more sleep???

 
At July 20, 2012 at 4:53 PM , OpenID Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

I always love your roundup because I catch great posts that I would have otherwise missed. You have never steered me wrong! Glad you liked the book - but what happened to trying to get more sleep???

 
At July 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Love, love, love that you loved the quinoa recipe! I was going to make it tonight but it is pouring (YIPPEE) and I can't get to my basil.
I am going to have to check out that book. I have been looking for another great read that gets me book crazy like The Hunger Games.
Also, I want to live in Brooklyn and leave things out on my doorstep to take. That seems like such a green way to share!
Have a great weekend!!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Motivated Mommy of two said...

Ok that salad looks delicious I need to try it. I have always been curious about blog her do you have to become a member?
That book sounds really good another one to add to my list of books to read.

 
At July 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM , Blogger Angela @ Happy Fit Mama said...

I loved Lindsay and Jess' posts. They are both such great writers that come from the heart with every post.

I'm intrigued by Divergent. I may have to look into it. If I'm missing for a few days you know what I'm up to! ;)

 
At July 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM , Blogger Christine said...

You should!! It's so yummy!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM , Blogger Christine said...

You are pretty awesome yourself. xoxo

 
At July 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Katie!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Christine said...

OMG yes! Love being totally engrossed in a book and its story. Made it a little difficult to get on with other parts of my life but so worth it. Loved your post and am mulling over a similar one for here.

 
At July 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Lindsay!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I never would have pegged myself for someone who would love young adult fiction about a dystopian world but it was a pretty awesome book. And book 2 too!!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Of course. It was a great post and amazing conversation going on. Made me think a lot about blogging and what it means for me and others.

 
At July 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I totally blame the book for falling off the sleep wagon. I literally couldn't put it down. Now that I've finished Book 2, I can get on with my life and get more sleep.

 
At July 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe. I so loved it and have shared it with a bunch people basically telling them that they have to make it right now. You should check out Divergent if you liked Hunger Games. Who knew that I would be a fan of YA??! I couldn't put it down and just finished Book 2. Now I'm sad because Book 3 doesn't come out until May...what will I do with myself? I actually started re-reading sections of Book 2 again! I know, I'm crazy. I wish you lived in Brooklyn too!

 
At July 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Jess and Lindsay are great writers and you're absolutely right - every one of their posts feels so real and I love that they share that piece of them with us. You should totally look into Divergent. Both books in the series so far were really good!

 
At July 21, 2012 at 1:20 AM , Blogger Alison said...

Some great posts here - Fadra's vlog was so funny!

Happy weekend!

 
At July 21, 2012 at 4:52 AM , Anonymous Jess said...

Looking forward to reading these! Love the Friday round ups they always point me in the right direction!!

 
At July 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

I love Kristen, and that salad looks amazing. I have decided that I need a lot more time to read....books and blogs. From SITs,but I've been back every week now. Leigh

 
At July 21, 2012 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I love that you've come back to visit! I haven't been reading real books in a while and it was so great to dig into one so completely. It made me realize that I haven't been reading nearly as much as I would like to be. I love Kristen too and the salad is delicious!

 
At July 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Alison!! Happy weekend to you too!

 
At July 21, 2012 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Jess! I'm glad that these posts are helpful. I always like finding out what others are reading and I like being able to highlight some of the great posts from the week from some pretty great bloggers.

 

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