What I Read When I’m Not Reading Books

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic:
What I Read When I’m Not Reading Books

1.  Facebook:  I admit it, this is where I am the most…even if it’s running in the background while I’m doing other things.  It’s an addiction.

2.  Drudge Report:  I’m a news junkie, and I have a collection of sites that I read regularly, but Drudge is almost always my first stop.

3.  Word Press:  I love how WP’s Dashboard page is set up.  The reader is very easy to navigate, and Freshly Pressed is a really cool feature to see great new posts.  Because I follow more WP blogs than any others, this is a frequent stop for me.

4.  Fox News:  No question, it’s the news junkie in me.

5.  Breitbart:  Yep, another news site that is a daily stop for me.

6.  Twitter:  I’m become more and more enamored with Twitter the more often I go there.  It’s hilarious!  Bonus:  since I post my blog entries to Twitter, I’ve gotten a lot of new followers, and several of my posts have been re-tweated.  One (apparently) was re-tweated enough that I’m still getting enough hits on it that it is by far the most read blog entry that I’ve written so far.  Here’s the link if you’d like to read it (and I’d be honored if you did):  http://thespotts.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/april-4-d-dude-your-dumbassery-is-showing/.

7.  Hot Mess Mom:  This is a hilarious blog written by a girl with whom I attended high school.  I didn’t know her personally, as she was a couple of years behind me, but we have a number of mutual friends.  This is an almost guaranteed laugh every time I read it, which is why it is one of my favorites.

8.  Paltry Meanderings of a Taller Than Average Woman:  This is a hilarious blog written by Christy Carrington Lewis.  She is a self-confessed blatherer about people and things that interest her.  Stop by and enjoy her wit and sarcasm.  It’s definitely worth your time.  Here is a link to my very favorite post…so far:  http://paltrymeanderings.com/2012/02/24/i-love-the-smell-of-napalm-in-the-condo/.

9.  I Can’t Watch, Is It Over Yet?  Like People of Walmart, Awkward Family Photos, Damn You Autocorrect, and Why Did You Buy Me That?, this blog is funny, and it gets funnier the more you read.  You almost can’t look away, and I have had many moments of tear-inducing laughter for which this blog is responsible.

10.  People I Want to Punch in the Throat:  I’ve been following her since her hilarious Elf on the Shelf post, which went viral over Christmas.  She is now a contributing writer for Babble.com, and her blog is also published on Huffington Post.  Don’t forget to read the comments as well…they’re nearly as funny as the post.

11.  Life is Grace:  One of the several blogs I follow that chew on what it is to be a Christian, to have faith, and to be saved by the grace of God.  She doesn’t post as often as I would like to read, but I always enjoy her thoughts.

12.  Dictionary.com:  I write almost daily, and I am constantly referencing this site, not only for definitions, but for synonyms, other related words, and background linguistic information.  Of the free dictionaries available online, it is the easiest to use, and I love it.

Well, there’s the list, plus a couple of bonus sites.  I encourage you to check them out!  And, if you have a recommendation to send my way, I’d love to have it!



  1. It’s funny when I visit peoples sites I think of more sites I could have added to my own list. When I worked in News i used to be a news junkie now it just exhaust me. Good sites though. Some of the titles are really funny.

  2. I’m nearly hysterical with excitement. Someone, slap me now! To be listed before the Shelf Elf blogger AND Dictionary.com…my heart is all aflutter. (I’m a big Thesauraus.com person myself, but I’m willing to check out the “Dic” if you think it’s worth it.) You have made my evening. You and a delightful new Riesling I discovered. From one bookish nerd to another, I thank you for reading and for sharing. You are simply lovely. I will continue to float air biscuits and write about them, knowing that it makes you happy.

    • I’m thrilled that you’re thrilled. I passed along your Napalm in the Morning post to friends & family, and it was hooted & hollered over many times. I also love Thesaurus.com, and (praise God) they’re two pages of the same site! It’s like someone climbed into my heart, saw how I wanted my dictionary site to look, and made it just for me! YAY!!

      I’ll be reading a lot. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blather, too!

      • You are very welcome! I love nerdy, writerly sites because I am a gimongous nerd. As if I had to tell you that. After all, I do quote Yoda ad nauseum and Sheldon Cooper is my perfect man, after David Sedaris. It really doesn’t get nerdier than that. And I haven’t yet divulged much about my mini-crush on David Tennant – the only Dr. Who in my opinion.

        I don’t know about you, but as I age, I find I’m getting nerdier, but that doesn’t extend to my ability to spell or find a synonym for the simplest words. I spell the word “toilet” wrong at least 50% of the time. How I can I misspell a word that’s been a major part of my life since I was at toddler. Does this happen to you?

  3. There are words that I have no trouble spelling, and then all of a sudden I can’t spell them correctly…ever. I don’t get that at all. And yes, I am becoming insanely nerdy as I age. Like you, I am an PROUD nerd, and I have no problem being completely, ridiculously uncool. Sheldon is awesome, I agree, but my mini crush is wholly & completely for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He’s just so cute…adorable, in fact. I’m soppy for him. Just don’t tell my husband… 😀

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