It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post such as this, and my reading habits have changed – well, I mean to say, I am attempting to change my reading habits. Now, not… More
WWW Wednesday – March 9, 2022
This is my first post joining the WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. WWW Wednesday is simple: just answer these three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
When the Book Community Becomes A Battleground
Anyone who spends a good amount of time in the bookish communities on multiple platforms has probably seen the various dramas or conflicts that have risen to public notice recently. While not invalidating or making light of some of the controversies, there are some very simple ways to avoid said conflict, for both readers and writers.Continue reading “When the Book Community Becomes A Battleground”
Friday Face-Off – Made for Each Other
This is my first time participating in the Friday Face-Off book tag started by Books By Proxy, with the most recent upcoming Friday Face-Off list at Lynn’s Books. This week’s theme is “Made for Each Other”, with the caveat to interpret that however you please. I chose to look at different covers of one of my favorite books, Crocodile on the Sandbank.Continue reading “Friday Face-Off – Made for Each Other”
Canceling the Noise
Whether you are trying to be a traditionally published author or self-publish, writers in today’s marketing world are often told that having a social media presence is key to selling their work. I’m not entirely against this assertion, and in some cases, many writers have Youtube channels, or Tik Toks, blogs, Instagrams, etc. that they put time and effort into, not because they have to, but because they want to.Continue reading “Canceling the Noise”
Deal With the Devil and The Devil You Know by Kit Rocha
What first caught my eye about this new series, other than the awesome cover, were the words “Mercenary Librarians”. As I read the concept behind the phrase I was intrigued by the idea of a dystopian world where, in that particular neighborhood, some of the only people willing to help the population were librarians – essentially -collecting, digitizing, and disbursing knowledge, literature, tools, and even food.Continue reading “Deal With the Devil and The Devil You Know by Kit Rocha”
Writers and Lovers by Lily King
I saw Writers and Lovers on Goodreads first, but it was Anne Bogel, host of the fantastic (and TBR list filling) podcast What Should I Read Next, that convinced me to actually sit down and read this book. Why did it take so long from the time I put it on my Goodreads TBR list to when I actually picked it up? It came out almost two years ago, and I had my eye on it from the beginning. But it was the way Anne talked about the story that made me finally sit down and read it.Continue reading “Writers and Lovers by Lily King”
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
When you get to the 9th book of a series you have already spent hours with the characters, the story, and in some way the author. You feel like you’re coming home, even if “home” is a strange, half-familiar echo of the past with some murder and time-travelling and brave Scots fighting for their new home thrown in.Continue reading “Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon”
As someone who suffers from both reader depression and depression depression (sometimes together, sometimes separately) the difference between the two can seem acute. Reader depression really only affects my reader life. Depression, in the original sense of the word, affects every aspect of my life, including my reader life.Continue reading “Reader Depression”
When Your Plans Go Awry
I was last on here caroling my new beginnings in my reading life and with making goals and plans. What should be surprising to absolutely no one, is that my well-meant intentions faced against some harsh realities – time, my propensity to procrastinate, and my unerring tendency to embody “out of sight, out of mind”.Continue reading “When Your Plans Go Awry”
The Library Haul With Intent
Last night I made a stop at one of my favorite places in the world: the library. Did I need to check out more books? Absolutely not. I already had a bagful out, but I couldn’t help myself, upon returning some books, to beeline toward the shelves and pick up a few more.Continue reading “The Library Haul With Intent”