Thursday, April 12, 2012

KNOWLEDGEABLE - A to Z Challenge

It’s the third A to Z Challenge! Blog the letters of the alphabet in order every day except Sundays The participation list is HERE – start with the blog after yours and visit at least five blogs a day. Mostly, make new friends and have fun!

My theme – I have selected a word for each day and will present to you blogger buddies who fit that description, along with movies, music, etc. My theme is to give back, highlight some awesome bloggers, and have fun in the process.

KNOWLEDGEABLE

Mooderino at Moody Writing
I read a lot of writing tips online, but no one beats Moody. Her posts are precise and easy to understand. She is a sheer writing genius! If you are a writer, you need to be following the very generous Moody.

Lydia Kang at The World is My Oyster
Lydia is sharp in so many ways. In addition to being a soon-to-be-published author, she is a doctor. Yes, a real MD! Her “Medical Mondays” cover all sorts of topics, giving writers ammunition for killing or harming their characters. Don’t let that scare you though – Lydia is just a sweetheart.

Maurice at The Geek Twins
Maurice (and his brother) run a sharp science fiction site. They are on top of the latest stories, giving readers things they might not find elsewhere. The focus is movies, but you will find all sorts of geeky fun on their site. Maurice recently opened up The Geek Twins to guest posts and I was honored to receive the first invite. Sadly, due to my crazy schedule, that won’t happen until June. Until then, for all your science fiction and geek news and updates, check out The Geek Twins.

Agent Pendergast and Sherlock Holmes
Preston and Child’s beloved character of Agent Pendergast of the FBI is most certainly based on the Arthur Conan Doyle's character, Sherlock Holmes. Both have an amazing wealth of knowledge at their disposal and an eidetic memory. And once the game is afoot, they always solve the case.

NINJA NEWS

Charity Bradford secured a publisher - Sendek: The Magic Wakes will be a book soon. Congratulations, Chairty! And here you were so worried about sending out queries…

Facebook just spent one BILLION dollars to acquire the site Instagram. And no one in the world knows why…

And don’t forget the First Loves Blogfest on May 14 – First loves of movies, music, books, and person.

Following Moody, Lydia, and Maurice? Fan of Preston and Child or Sherlock Holmes? Know why on earth Facebook would spend a billion dollars on a tiny site with a free app that converts nice, clean photos into faded Polaroids? Who would you classify as knowledgeable?

143 comments:

Robyn Campbell said...

Am I the first?? *twirls* :-)

I was up writing and thought I'd check.

Of course I love Lydia!!! She's bodaciously cool! And Moody is awesome too. I will go visit Maurice.

Congrads Charity!!

I love Sherlock.

I think you're knowledgeable, Alex. :-)

Rachna Chhabria said...

I thought I was the first to comment, but Robyn beat me to it. Well, there is always a next time.

I agree with you about Lydia and Moody, both are my favourites. I will check out the third blogger you mentioned.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for posting about these blogs. I will have to check them out. It's always nice to read from those who have a certain expertise in a given field.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats to Charity! That's awesome.

Morgan said...

Am I below Donna??? *waves*

Awesome peeps & shout outs, Alex ;)

Nancy Thompson said...

I do follow Moody & Lydia. Will check out Maurice. And YAY for Charity!! Hmm, I'd say you're pretty darn knowledgable, Alex!!

Kela McClelland said...

I don't follow those blogs, I will have to check them out. You keep sending me to awesome blogs and my list is getting so long.

They spent a billion dollars because they can, obviously. Wouldn't you? Yeah I know, me too...right. Let's just say FB can't be smart all the time.

Alex, you are knowledgeable. But since everyone has already told you (and with your knowledge, you already know that) I can say, my kids are knowledgeable. At 4 and 5 they know things some adults don't. It's almost scary sometimes...

Angela Ackerman said...

Moody does have really great insight. I'd add Harry Potters for Writers to this list as well. Greta choice,

Angela @the bookshelf muse

S. L. Hennessy said...

I love the Geek Twins. They have the very best nerd (or geek) posts. Right up my alley.

Cassie Mae said...

FB is doing what now?

Yay for Charity! That girl rocks it!

I'm a big fan of Sherlock Holmes! Funny thing, I always thought Dr. Watson was a dog. You know, like one of those smart dogs like on Rocky and Bulwinkle. (Mr. Peabody) When I heard they cast Jude Law, I was like, is he doing the voice or something?

Empty Nest Insider said...

I will try to visit the new bloggers and re-visit those I haven't seen in a while. I agree with the consensus that you are definitely knowledgeable Alex! Julie

mooderino said...

Hey, thanks for the shout out. Fame at last!

mood
Moody Writing
@mooderino
The Funnily Enough

Laura said...

Yay for Mooderino! I'd say you are knowlegable Alex - you definitely seem to have your finger on the pulse.
And my dad - he's full of random knowledge!
Lx

Lynda R Young said...

The answer to the Facebook question: Because they can.

Susan Roebuck said...

Off to follow the Geek twins (I follow Mood and Lydia. Agent Pendergast...I've heard of him!!! And the Facebook question? Maybe deep in our hearts we all want to go back to the Polaroid era with no 4G (not!)

Annalisa Crawford said...

The recent BBC Sherlock series has really sparked my interest - a modern updating, but so fantastically done. Have you seen it?

Anna said...

Hi,
'Knowledge' is a great K-word. Good way to tie in your favourite blogs.

My posts are less about writing or words and more about objects and images.

My themes are colour, gemstones, jewellery and a variety of subjects that interest me, such as cats.

I'll be back to writing for RFWers in May.

Best wishes,
Anna

http://annas-adornments.blogspot.se/2012/04/k-blogging-from-to-z-challenge-12th.html

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Will check 'em oot, NinjAlex

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Some good links there Alex. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.

Yvonne.

Charity Bradford said...

Alex somehow has his finger on the pulse of the whole bloggersphere. I don't know how he does it. Then there is all the non-blogging info in his head. Definitely knowledgeable.

Thanks for the shout out Alex! I'm still doing the happy dance.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm familiar with Mooderino and Lydia, but I'll have to check out Maurice.

I've been meaning to put Instagram on my iPad. I haven't used it yet.

LynnRush said...

I love Lydia's blog. She's awesome. :) There's this blog by Rachelle Gardner, I would for SURE consider her as knowledgeable. :)

Great post today! Have a super day, everyone.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You are first, Robyn! And thank you.

Rachna, you tried. Please go visit Maurice.

Morgan, that made me smile.

Thanks, Nancy.

Kela, because they can is probably the only real reason. And thanks.

Cassie, you are a silly girl - but amusing and cute, so it's cool.

Thanks, Julie.

You are welcome, Moody.

Thanks, Laura.

Susan, no!!!!!!!!!

Annalisa, yes I have - it's really good.

Anna, images are good.

Thanks Charity and you are welcome. Very excited for you!

Medeia, grab it soon!

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Lovely people you've mentioned today Alex. Lydia Kang is amazing! I love how you can check with her re anything medical you might need for your story.

LOL, we'll all be Instagramming soon.

Denise

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm a huge fan of Lydia Kang.

Congratulations to Charity!

Nick Wilford said...

Lydia's great and her drawings crack me up. I recently met Moody, who is also lovely. Congrats to Charity as well!

Retro-Zombie said...

My internet was off and on the last few days... I am so far behind I will need time machine to find what letter day it is... what it's "K" and knowing is have the battle... throw in the GI Joe theme here and we are good!

Kudos... to the challenge "K" is for Killer Post!
Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
A to Z Co-Host
My New Book:
Retro-Zombie: Art and Words

J.C. Martin said...

Already follow Lydia's awesome blog, but will check out the others. And congratulations Charity!

J.C. Martin
A to Z Blogger

Creepy Query Girl said...

yikes. I did hear about the facebook purchase but yeah, it's scary. I'm a big fan of Lydia and I'm pretty sure I'm already following Mooderino but I'm not sure about the Geek Twins! Off to find out!

The Angry Lurker said...

Facebook either know something or have too much money!

Em-Musing said...

Hey, thanks for the links to other's blogs. It helps with so little time

Kyra Lennon said...

LOVE Moody's blog! I don't comment often, but I am an avid reader!

Old Kitty said...

Lydia's medical Mondays do scare me but I totally agree, she's lovely and super adorable!

Sherlock Holmes is totally sublime - what a fab creation!

Why did Facebook buy instagram? Here is the bbc take on it:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17666032

Guess it has to do with future planning for FB to take over the world! LOL!

Who would I classify as knowledgeable? Charlie! He KNOWS when it's dinner time. Or breakfast time. Or lunch. Or snacktime! He also KNOWS which neighbour gives him the best deal on these!

Take care
x

Anna Smith said...

Maybe Facebook have so much money they don't know what to do with it, so are just throwing it away :)

Rusty Webb said...

Makes me think of the days when small tech startups were all after the same thing: to get bought out by Microsoft.

Moody is a master at teaching the craft. I'm always afraid to visit because after reading a post I'm afraid I'll realize I've been doing everything wrong.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Denise, I hope not!

Jeremy, that sucks.

Lurker, I think the latter.

Anna, that is my guess.

Rusty, I feel the same way.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for those links, all new to me, but all very interesting. yes I hopped over to read each oone. Thanks

Li said...

FB bought Insta for $ One Billion Dollars - must be that Dr Evil is behind it.

Laura Pauling said...

I follow a couple of them! Good highlights. It amazes me how much money these big tech companies have to throw around!

farawayeyes said...

More news to me.I like Sherlock and you can be Facebook has something evil up its sleeve.

Fiona Faith Maddock said...

Moody has the sharpest insights, I agree. I will check out the others.

Rebecca Kiel said...

I like Kang's blog. A reliable source of information is always good!

Jemi Fraser said...

Great choices for K! I really do have to read a Preston/Child book one of these days - I'm sure I'd like them!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Lydia's a great choice for knowledgeable. I think I found her blog through the Pay It Forward blogfest. Thanks for sharing.

Cecilia M. said...

Thanks for sharing the links, Alex. will definitely check them out. :) And I'm a Holmes fan. First love blog fest? Sounds like fun. def. joining the fest.:)

Laura Eno said...

Congrats to Charity!
FaceBook has done a lot of strange things lately.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lisa, there's a thought!

Jemi, I bet you would. Start with The Relic.

Natalie, glad we had that blogfest then.

Cecellia, thanks!

Gossip_Grl said...

Definately going to check out the blogs you listed. I heard about FB buying that, but am not sure why. I have days I want to delete mine, but I have family out of the area and this is a way we keep in touch.

Nicki Elson said...

These look like some stellar blogs at which to gain some knowledge. Thanks for the tips!

Jaye Robin Brown said...

I love Lydia's blog. will check out the others.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks so much for the shout out Alex! Its an honor to be listed among your blogger buddies. Your movie reviews are so concise! I wish I could do that. I love Lydia's cartoons. They're always hilarious. Moody sound great too. Can't wait for your guest post Man.
It sounds like Facebook wants it for the mobile photo app. Zucker said, "For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests."
@S.L. Thanks dude. Your blog is dynamite too.
@Robyn Congrats. I love Homes too!

L.G.Smith said...

Wait, I thought Moody was a guy? Regardless, these are fine examples of knowledgeable bloggers. Medical Mondays on Lydia's blog rock!

Rick Daley said...

Instagram must have some secret weapon against peoples' privacy, I bet that's what Facebook is after.

Clarissa Draper said...

Love those bloggers! Also, I'm looking forward to the blogfest.

kmckendry said...

Lydia is great! I love Sherlock Holmes! I think most of you are more knowledgeable about writing than me, but that's why I'm here!

Hildie McQueen said...

I am going to have to check out the ppl you've highlighted. Word of mouth is the best advertising there is.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I do follow Moody but I didn't know about the other two and I'm so sad that I didn't know!
But, now I do!
Thank you!

Love, love, love Preston/Child. Hated when they made Relic a movie. It's like taking pure genius and giving it to a bunch of sugar infused five year old's to make a feature film.

Great post, sir!
Heather

Amy said...

Great post Alex! Thank you for sharing those knowledgeable folks - I'm definitely going to check them out! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I recently found Moody's site. She knows a lot about writing.

Kimberlee Turley said...

It's always a highlight when Lydia posts and has one of her sketches to go with it. Her medical posts are always so out there, but interesting.

I love how when she comments on my posts, it always feels sincere.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gossip Girl, makes me glad I'm not on Facebook.

Maurice, you're welcome! And my reviews are concise because I'm a man of few words. Funny thing is there are other apps for sharing photos that are just as good. Guess time will tell what Facebook intends to do with it.

LG, crap, I hope not!!

Rick, now that makes sense.

KMC, not me!

Heather, they ruined The Relic! And completely left out Pendergast.

That's because Lydia is a very genuine person, Kimberlee.

Danielle B. said...

I follow Moody and the Twins and love both!

Lydia Kang said...

OMG Alex, thank you so much for the shout-out!

Your A-Z is such an amazing giving back to the blogosphere. You rock, Sir Ninja Alex!

Marta Szemik said...

Going on to check out Moody, Lydia and Maurice.
Facebook must have something up their sleeves to make such a huge purchase. I have a feeling we'll see more from them pretty soon, perhaps something along the line of Pinterest? Just a guess.

Bish Denham said...

I've become a follower of Moody through the challenge. I'll have to check out the others.

Joshua said...

I like reading Lydia's posts, but I often feel like a slacker when I do.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I follow Lydia and loved Sherlock Holmes. Off to check out some of the others now.

Julie Dao said...

Totally agree! I always learn something new at Lydia's blog. And congratulations to Charity on finding a publisher, yay!!!

Mina Burrows said...

Okay, so I'm going to check out Moody Writing. And yes, I'm a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes! :)

Karen Walker said...

I do know Moody, but not the others, so thanks for the heads up.
Karen

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I was intrigued by agent Pendergast until the huge amount of "filler" prose in the books irritated me into leaving the series. Lydia is a treasure as is Moody. I will have to investigate the brothers. Thanks for being so kind to the rest of us bloggers, Roland

Escape Artist said...

Don't know the rest, but Moody is great! You reminded me to pop in. Haven't been there in a while!
New follower! : )

Jeremy said...

I always look forward to Lydia's Medical Monday posts! They are always interesting.

Christopher Hudson said...

Wow, up to 'K' already? My knowledge picks: Helen Ginger at Straight from Hel and the whole crew at Blood Red Pencil ... stuff every writer can use.

Arlee Bird said...

I'm finding so much knowledge from the blogs in this year's Challenge that I've been amazed. Best year yet for content.


Lee
A Few Words
An A to Z Co-host blog

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great shout outs! Sherlock Holmes is great, and now I'll have to check out Pendergast . . .and I have no idea why facebook does what they do . . .but I still use the silly site.

Budd said...

ah.... First loves.... My first love was oxygen. When oxygen went away, I felt like I couldn't breathe. Ah, oxygen. My wife can never find out.

Oh sorry, need to wait for May 14th.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I love what you're doing for A to Z. It's been great finding new blogs. :)

Suze said...

Al, Moody is a man.

Looking forward to the First Loves blogfest. Think it's gonna be interesting to see everyone's responses.

Brittany TYD said...

Thanks for the tips! I will definitely be checking these sites out!

Tara Tyler said...

kollosal!
i know these people!
and holmes is the quintessential brainiac!

cleemckenzie said...

Great sites, all! And that's a very nice chunk of change that facebook's laying out for those blast from the past polaroids!

Pk Hrezo said...

Yep, Lydia and Moody are writing gurus! I always find something useful from their blogs. ANd yeah, FB is doing some strange things these days....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lydia, you are welcome, and thank you!

Marta, purchasing Pinterest would've made more sense...

Roland, the books are written plain and simple for me. Now LOTR - that's filler prose!

Thanks, Escape!

Christopher, Helen is sharp.

Budd thanks for the laugh!

Thanks, Rachel.

M.J. Fifield said...

I love Sherlock Holmes. Well, at least I love his latest incarnations in the form of Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Brinda said...

I already visit Lydia, but I'll check out the other two. You can never learn too much!

D.G. Hudson said...

Will check out the blog recommendations, Alex. Am already following Moody Writing.

Glad the A-Z list is being culled, I'm still seeing adverts and no A-Z posts on some blogs on the list. Sigh. . .

Sarah Ahiers said...

What? I'm not even sure what Instagram does...

Mark Noce said...

Great picks on the blogs! I especially like Lydias:)

Savannah Chase said...

Thank you for the great links.

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! need to go seek out Maurice. And I want to see the Sherlock Holmes movies so bad. I wish Netflix would just get them already.

VERY excited for Charity!

icedgurl said...

trekking your blog!!!

cheers!
..TREK..

Nel said...

Thanks for posting about the blogs. I will have to check those out. This is my first year with A - Z, but it won't be my last. :)
until next time... nel

Glynis said...

You really have posted some energetic posts, Alex! Will check out the mentioned blogs.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

MJ, those are both good.

DG, we are still working on it, especially the end of the list.

Sarah, I had to look it up!

Nel, glad you're having a good time!

Rachel Morgan said...

Confession: I had to look up the meaning of eidetic. I had a suspicion what it might mean, but I didn't know for sure. Thanks for a new word!
And congrats to Charity Bradford!

Ann Best said...

I have met Lydia Kang, but it's been a while since I've "seen" her. Will head over there now, thanks to you. And thanks to you I will head over to meet the others!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Tracy Jo said...

What the heck? I didn't know that about FB. Interesting. I like your Ninja News section! Okay...love Lydia and off to see Moody now. Hope your having a ninja kicking day!

Pat Tillett said...

More interesting sounding links to check out! Thanks Alex...

Donna Shields said...

I follow Moody. Her posts are invaluable to me.

Love me some Sherlock Holmes :)

Jay Noel said...

#100! Yes!

I read Dr. Kang's blog. It's awesome! But she sometimes grosses me out, like with the medical use maggots. Yuck.

Cherie Reich said...

Yes, I already follow those knowledgeable people. *grins* And I need to read the Pendergast books. I have them, but I haven't had a chance to read them, but I do love Sherlock Holmes.

Li said...

Hi Alex - not sure if you subscribe to my blog comments/replies. To answer your question -Kinzua Viaduct (railroad bridge) was built in 1882 in western Pennsylvania. It was in commercial use till 1959. It was later sold and they used it to run steam train excursions across it, even stopping the train so you could take pictures. You could also walk across it - very cool to look over the side or through the ties. The bridge was 301 feet (92 m) tall and 2,052 feet (625 m) long prior to its collapse in 2003 during a storm. I used it last year as a flash fiction "K" entry as well :-) Kinzua

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

One billion on what? I've never heard of Instagram. Another reason you're smart to avoid facebook.

Thanks for more great blogs to check out.
xoRobyn

Carrie Butler said...

I love Lydia's "Medical Mondays". Good choice! :)

Nate Wilson said...

$1,000,000,000.00??? That was news to me. Thanks, Alex. Now I feel knowledgeable (and slightly jealous of the InstaCEO).

Claire Hennessy said...

Some great people to check out today - they all sound really interesting. Thanks Alex.

Daisy Carter said...

New follower! I've heard about your blog all over the sphere the last few weeks - thought I better hop on the ninja bandwagon! Hoorah!

I really enjoy Pubrants - Agent Kristin Nelson always has great info about the business side of the industry!

Leovi said...

Attain knowledge through intelligence is ideal. For that Sherlock Holmes is a perfect character.

Tessa Conte said...

It seems we are knowledgeable indeed, since we both have the same word today!! ; P

I LOVE Sherlock Holmes, stories and movie and series (like the second movie better, though), have no clue what instagram does that's worth so much (unless they aquire copyright for all those photos?) and I'd class YOU as knowledgeable because you know so much about what's going on in the writerly world of blogging.

T.x

Tessa Conte said...

It seems we are knowledgeable indeed, since we both have the same word today!! ; P

I LOVE Sherlock Holmes, stories and movie and series (like the second movie better, though), have no clue what instagram does that's worth so much (unless they aquire copyright for all those photos?) and I'd class YOU as knowledgeable because you know so much about what's going on in the writerly world of blogging.

T.x

Patricia Stoltey said...

Heading off to check out your knowledgeable blogger buddies...

E.J. Wesley said...

HUGE Pendergast fan! Have you read Monster of Florence? It's Preston's true story of his investigation into an Italian serial killer that basically got him deported from Italy. Very good!

I'll 112th (? sheesh!) the Moody recommendation. Just brilliant.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rachel, now you're smarter!

Tracy Jo, Ninja News just might have to continue after the Challenge.

Jay, good job!

Cherie, you will really like them.

Thanks, Lisa. Wow, didn't know that was a bridge in the photo.

Robyn, that's what I said!

Nate, those guys are laughing their asses off right now...

Welcome, Daisy - and thanks!

Tessa, thank you.

M Pax said...

I know Maurice and Lydia. Reliquary remains one of my favorite reads. It's the sequel to Relic? Great books.

Andrew Leon said...

just more of what I said yesterday, which will probably be the same thing I have tomorrow
curse you, sprin break!

The Golden Eagle said...

Lydia and Moody run great writing sites--love dropping by their blogs! And I've been following The Geek Twins for a while.

I have no idea why Facebook would pay that much. For the heck of it?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

EJ, good for you! And no, I've not read that book.

Mary, yes it is!

Andrew, you amuse me. Keep coming back.

Golden, because they can?

Sonia Lal said...

Never heard of those blogs before! Thanks for the links

Sonia Lal, A to Z challenge

See.Williams said...

I love your blog recommendations...

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

When I saw "Geek Twins" I thought of my boys! They aren't ready to blog, yet. I like Holmes, old school, and I enjoyed the first movie, haven't seen the second.

Play off the Page

ediFanoB said...

Finally I made it to your blog. Now it is half past midnight inGermany and I'm teribbly tired.

I read the first two original Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle recently. I must say I have been surprised how up to date the sound (except some words which do not use nowadays).

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm a a big fan of FBI Special Agent Pendergast. I think Preston and Child have been dropping hints to his past and fans will be in for a very big surprise in an upcoming book.

klahanie said...

Hey Alex,
"K" for "Klahanie" here and of course, "klahanie" is a word from the Chinook tribe that reside on the Pacific Northwest of North America. The word, "klahanie", basically means, 'the great outdoors'.
Anyway, enough about me.
Lydia is one pearl of a writer and I shall, time permitting, duly check out all your links.
Thanks for such a knowledgeable posting on the letter "K". I would classify you as a darned knowledgeable gentleman.
With respect and happy writing to you, Gary

Kittie Howard said...

Shhhh, it's a secret. I'm in love with Sherlock.

Mark Koopmans said...

Thanks for stopping by my EuroDisney post, Alex... only about 12,000 of us were on duty that day, but that'a what makes the 20th anniversary soooo much fun :)

Gail said...

Following both

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Edi, I read some of them recently as well and found them very enjoyable!

Stephen, I knew you were a fan.

Thanks, Gary. And didn't know until now the origins of your blog title.

Kittie, I won't tell anyone.

Spacerguy said...

Facebook must have cash to burn. I'm in with GeekTwins, we've guest posted on each others blogs! Lydia and Moody here I come!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

It pleases me when I know all the links that you pick. It tells me that I'm doing a decent job making my way around the blogosphere.

Nicole said...

Holmes definitely qualifies!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Spacerguy, and I remember those exchanged guest posts!

Michael, you are learning little grasshopper!

Angela Felsted said...

I love Lydia's blog, but then again, who doesn't?

She is definitely the Dr in the house. You are great to highlight blogs. :D

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

That's a weird move for Facebook.

Going to check out that blog fest.

mshatch said...

Lydia IS quite knowledgeable! And I was wondering about Instagram, too. It doesn't seem like it's worth that much. But hey, what do I know?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I read everything Preston and Child write whether they're together on a book or when they go solo. I'm not hooked on their new Gideon character.

Jessica Salyer said...

I know Mooderino and Lydia. Off to meet Maurice. :)

Roza M said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog ;) I enjoy yours and this post is awesome. I had no idea who moody was, but I do now since I'm following her. Thanks.

Ella said...

I know a Mooderino, but not Lydia or Maurice...off to visit!
Hope all is going well Captain~
Allergies kicked my but today. I'm going to combine K and L for tomorrow~
Thanks for your kind words!
I look forward to working again :D

I love your blog challenge idea! Timeless n' fun :D

michelle said...

Yes, Moody always has amazing writerly knowledge to share... and I've popped in at Lydia's place once or twice...
I think you're knowledgeable, Alex...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

MsHatch, I don't think it's worth that much!

Susan, good for you!

Roza, thank you for following her.

Ella, darn those allergies...

Thanks, Michelle.

Christine Rains said...

I'm already following Mooderino, but now I've added Lydia. I love new ways to kill off my characters!

Sommer Leigh said...

I love Lydia and Moody! Great picks. I love your theme this year Alex.