Google Doodles Mr. Roger Hargreaves

I really like Google’s Doodles today =)

I remember reading these books …. last year … when I bought them for a little girl’s library collection. All children should have a library started for them! That way they have a lot of books to read when they are ready.

I don’t recall reading them when I was younger. I read other things, I’m sure. These books are fun for kids though. Is there a Little Miss Clueless? That might have fit me well growing up.

[images from Google]

Time spent online

I’m online a lot. Sometimes I wonder, where do I spend my time online? Luckily, Chrome allows you to see your most visited sites and so I present, Shanella’s Most Visited Sites.

Not surprisingly, Google is the most visited site. I check Google for everything! If I need to figure out a word’s spelling – Google. If I need to look up a definition – Google. If I want to do a search – Google. Want to check the news – Google. Want to look up the weather – Google. Want to find a picture – Google. Looking up a movie – Google. Want to access all other Google sites – Google. It’s just the launchpad for everything else.

Facebook is the next used. I’m usually logged into Facebook on Chrome, however, the interesting thing about this is, while Facebook might be second used, I hardly go to the page for personal things! Sure, when I get an alert on TweetDeck I rather view the post on Facbeook, however, 80% of the time spent on Facebook is work related!

Next after that is WordPress, and this is probably because of BEDA. It might also have to do with the fact that I just got shanella.com and went through a lot of late night and weekend testing this past weekend.

After that I have Gmail*. Now with Google’s switching account implemented, I have three Gmail accounts that I check throughout the day.

Following closely behind – and a surprise site – is Yahoo Mail. I didn’t realise that I checked Yahoo almost as much as I check Gmail, mostly because I get a lot of junk email to that address. Perhaps it’s because of that and my constant clearing out of that account that I check it as often as it says.

I’m not too surprised at this next site. When I first got a tumblr I was on it 24-7! Now I’ve calmed down a bit, but I still do have two sites on Tumblr so it’s not surprising that it’s in the top 8 most visited.

Next up is Twitter. This is probably because I have two twitter accounts, one that is personal and one for the book tumblog so while the personal account is logged into all the Twitter apps, the book blogging twitter is logged on via the Twitter webpage. I wonder how many people actually go to the twitter page versus just using a Twitter app.

Finally, I visit Goodreads a lot. Which I understand. I love reading the reviews/comments/status updated on Goodreads. I also love updating the books that I’m currently reading. Love it! =D

* Gmail took up two entries because of the address mail.google.com and gmail.com. I’m sure if those were all counted together it would be right behind google.com.

The Ginny European Tour

The next time I travel to Europe, I want to go to some of the places that Ginny, from Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes, visited. Since there wasn’t a map available, I made one using the AWESOME Google Maps. This is a cheat BEDA post as I’m sending you to another blog post, but I think this map should be highlight, because Maureen is awesome and Google is awesome. That’s all.

ps … did I mention that you can download the book mentioned here for free? At least until next week?

Mighty Max Low

I wrote about this last month, Max is a kid who is battling with Leukemia. I was curious to see a follow up, how many cards did Max receive thus far? I found an article online and the count, as of April 6th, is 73, 716.

As of last Friday, Max was scheduled for a bone marrow transfer, his dad was the donor, I don’t know how the operation went as I cannot find anything online, yet, but I do know that cards are steadily pouring in.

Last sunday some of the children from my church made cards for Max and I was able to send it out this week. There is a video surprise in it with the use of QR codes. It was fun to do and a great activity for the kids.

If you have some time to make or purchase, do take that time to send Max a card.

Mighty Max Low
P.O. Box 111, Neola, IA 51559

If you would prefer to make a donation you can to Max-a-Million/Max Low Fund at any U.S. Bank, or send it to the U.S. Bank in Underwood, 321 Highway St., Underwood, IA 51576.