My New Fave Bookish Addiction

If you hadn’t already figured it out, I love books. (See here, here, and here—there are more examples, but I didn’t feel like digging them up and I figured these were enough.)

I read a lot. And I always have at least one book on me at all times. Even when I’m not carrying a physical book, I have both the Kindle and Audible apps on my phone (although I prefer physical books).

Along with my love of books, I love all things bookish (bookstores, book websites, book accessories, book-themed tees, book-themed socks, book-themed [fill-in-the-blank]). And I like love to talk about books and all things bookish. Want to engage me in conversation? Ask me what I’m reading or for a recommendation or where to buy awesome bookish stuff.

And now with my love of all things books, I have finally found the perfect place for me. My new tribe. My new favorite bookish addiction. Continue reading

New Fave Author: John Scalzi

Everyone once in a while, I will put an inquiry out on Facebook for new reads. (Because I don’t have enough in my actual to-read pile (only 18) or on my Goodreads to-read shelf (a mere 345)).

Among the many recommendations I got a few months ago was John Scalzi’s Redshirts.

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Have You Heard About PageHabit?

I receive newsletters from several of my favorite modern authors. I got one today from one such fave author and in it, he gave his newsletter subscribers a heads’ up that he is doing a limited run of an annotated edition of one of his new books via PageHabit.

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Books Along The Way

This month Goodreads celebrates its 10th anniversary. (And I am happy to say that for once I was ahead of the trend as I joined Goodreads in January 2008.)

In talking about the evolution of Goodreads, Elizabeth, on of the Goodreads co-founders, asked what books have been part of your personal voyage? This got me thinking about books that I have carried with me throughout my life.

And so, here are 5 books, in no particular order, that I’ve loved along the way and continue to love to this day. Continue reading

Judging a Book By Its Cover

Sundays are book days. Okay, well I admit, every day is book day for me. But Sunday afternoons are typically when I’ll go wander through a local bookstore.

This past Sunday found me at a Starbucks that is conveniently attached to a Barnes & Noble (neat how that worked out, isn’t it?). I did, I’ll have you know, get a yummy treat at Starbucks, and then of course, I couldn’t pass up the chance to browse through the books. I mean, what’s a booknerd to do when the entrance to BN was right there? Continue reading

Amending My Essay on Attempting to Read Essays

I’m always happy to be proven wrong. Okay, well that’s a bit of a lie. Who likes to be proven wrong? No one, that’s who. But in any case, I was wrong, I am admitting it, and I’m now writing to amend my previous statement.

Last month, I wrote an essay on how I just haven’t been able to finish an essay book. That I had tried reading 3 different collections of biographical essays and did not finish one of them.

Yep, I admitted that I DNF 3 books. Continue reading