Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (8)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week will feature a new Top Ten list . Everyone is welcome to join. 

This week's topic is the Top Ten Blogs/Sites you read that aren't about books.  

1.  Books of Adam:  Adam is a pretty strange guy.  His social commentary (accompanied by cartoons) serve as a great pick me up.  Sometimes I am right there with him, and others I think he is on glue.  Also, since he added a very handsome picture to the sidebar, I find him a lot more intimidating than when I thought he was some average looking dude sitting around his parent's basement.
The Featured Creature

2. The Featured Creature: This blog displays pictures and commentary on the strangest creatures.  I love finding wacky and wonderful new animals that I never knew existed and I especially love showing them to my students!  

3. The Bloggess:  I am going to assume that by now you have all heard of the lady with a penchant for ethically taxidermied animals and hiding in bathrooms during social events with a grab bag of drugs.  Also, she clearly has the most amazing and patient husband in the world, or the craziest - one of those. 

4. Good E Reader: I like electronics and I love ereaders.  I am the go to chick when a friend or colleague is thinking about buying one so, of course, I need to keep up on the latest on all my favorite devices.   

5. The Ebook Reader:  Ditto #4 PLUS this one regularly lists coupon codes for lots of ebook buying sites.  

6. BabyCenter: When I became a mom, I had A LOT of questions.  On Babycenter, I was able to join a group for women who gave birth in the same month as me and chat with them about common issues and how to solve them.  I swear, the first few months after the Munchkin was born, I was on this site at least 20 times a day.  

7. MODG Blog: When I became a mom I also needed some humor in my life.  On this blog I can read about hippie baby toys, hemorrhoids and the joys of breastfeeding and teeth - All in one place!  These posts are usually accompanied by drawings that could only have been created by a monkey missing all but two fingers - or a mom with access to MS Paint and no recognizable artistic skill 

8. Squawkfox: Living is expensive.  Gas is going up, groceries are going up, teachers are losing their jobs left and right (and I decided to have a kid - what the frick was I thinking?).  Squawkfox features some money saving tips and techniques that can help me keep a little more cash in my pocket. 

Can You Stay For Dinner?
9. Can You Stay For Dinner: I love to eat, so I learned to love to cook.  CYSFD is one of my favorite sites for new recipes.  Andie's pictures will have your mouth watering and her instructions are super easy to follow.  Thanks to her, I no longer spend big bucks on pasta sauce at the grocery store and instead stock up on crushed tomatoes when they go on sale and make my own homemade marinara! 

10.  Green Lite Bites: Also on the foodie front is a site that is pretty new to me.  Roni has some great recipes and I especially love her posts on School Lunches and Baby Food Adventures.  I am already dreading having to pack school lunches for the Munchkin in a few years but I am sure Roni will be a huge help!

There you go folks!  Can't wait to see everyone's posts and maybe pick up a few new blogs for my bookmark folder!


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Food sites are some of my favorite non-book sites!

Here's my
Top Ten List of Sites that Aren't About Books.
Please stop by!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh the Featured Creature sounds cool! I'll have to check it out!!

Annabelle said...

I've heard of the bloggess!

My Top Ten!

Anonymous said...

I totally just bookmarked Adam's blog. I love webcomics (and totally forgot to include any on my list this week)! I'll be checking out the Featured Creature too, and I know my boyfriend will love it. Great list--thanks for sharing!

Susie said...

Great list! I am excited to find out about the E-reader sites!

Linda said...

Darn. I forgot to put Can You Stay For Dinner on my list. I just started reading The Bloggess. Too funny.

Angela said...

Jenny Lawson is hilarious!
Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

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