I don’t think this week needs much set up. I follow a lot, a lot of bookish social media accounts. Here are 10 bookish accounts/authors/bloggers/whatever that you won’t regret following ASAP. Let me know who I should be following in the comments and feel free to reach out to me on twitter too – @AlisonCDoherty. Continue reading “Ten Bookish Accounts to Follow on Social Media”
Because I like to set lots and lots of goals for myself and because of this top ten tuesday post, I set a bunch (or 10 to be exact) reading resolutions for the year. Overall, I did a great job … which isn’t surprising since I’m in school and my job is partially to read lots and lots of books. One resolution did still allude me … my Moby Dick (although I have a feeling I will like this book way way way way more than I liked Moby Dick). Read on to see the results of my year of reading. Sorry (not sorry) it seems so braggy: Continue reading “2015 Reading Resolutions: How I Did”
I wasn’t going to participate this time, but I couldn’t help myself. I just signed up for Dewey’s Read-a-thon tomorrow. I have class and a bunch of other work to do, so I’m going to set my goal at 8 hours of reading. Also I figure if I read some of the books I have for homework that makes it productive time right?
If anyone wants to join me, here’s the link to sign up. It really is pretty much the most fun ever. Let the reading begin!
I don’t think very many people have read the Wild Swan books, but they were some of my favorite books as a teenager. I loved them so much I developed a funny kind of tradition around them. I think I first read these in the 8th grade, then decided not to obey my impulse to immediately reread the series and instead saved them to reread my first week of high school. I then didn’t reread them again until my first week of college. Continue reading “Reading Nostalgia: The Wild Swan Trilogy”
After reading, Openly Straight, by Bill Konigsberg, a few weeks ago I saw in many people’s reviews on goodreads lots of different message: “If you don’t like ambiguous endings you won’t like this book.” It got me thinking about all the different kinds of endings there are and what kind of endings I like. Continue reading “How Do You Like Your Stories To End?”
I already have my New Year’s resolutions settled (more info to come), but if you are looking for a way to pick out books for 2014 here are three newish ways to pick out books to read in the new year. It’s always nice when you can get a recommendation from a friend, librarian, or bookstore employee, but sometimes you might want to look for books to read from the comfort of your own computer. So whether you are thinking about what your book club is going to read, developing a bookish resolution for the new year, or just trying to figure out what book you want to read now that the holiday season is almost over, keep reading to discover your next great read … or at least great way of finding good book recommendations. Continue reading “Three New Ways to Pick Out Books Online”
I’ve seen a lot of flowcharts to help readers decide what book to read next, but this one is definitely the best I’ve found if you are looking for a Young Adult novel. Click on the picture or here to find what very well may be your new favorite book. If you feel so incline, let me know in the comments what book you got.