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Bookish Community Links & News

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PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction has a winner – Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Have you read this yet?

A Beginner’s Guide to BookTube has a lovely round-up of some different styles of video presentations used by bookish video bloggers.

Would you ever consider a bookish tattoo? Here’s some Ink for the Young Adult Book Lover in You for your consideration.

The Blog Notes Project is a really awesome way to connect with your fellow bloggers. Hurry – sign ups end April 18, 2014.

Text is the New Black: The new face (or lack thereof) of YA Book Covers and I love it!

Do you attend author signings? How do you go about Mentioning Your Book Blog to Authors In Person?

Everything you ever wanted to know about the bookish site, Literally is explained here. “Users cannot rate books and cannot review them either … Literally is more about tracking your reading progress and finding your next book to read.”

Investigated – What do you do while you read? I eat and drink, but listening to music is a no go for me. I find it distracting. How about you?

YA Wednesday: The Best Books of April … Dreams of Gods & Monsters people! Is there any book coming out this month that you can’t wait to read?

And which “book to movie adaptations” are you most excited about watching? Check out Page to Screen — Spring to Summer 2014 for a list of upcoming titles.

Get a load of these GORGEOUS science fiction & fantasy book and magazine covers for the month of April in Cover Story: April 2014                   

A personal list of Ten Influential Books in My Life. What would your choices be?

The Weirdest Reading Quirks You’ve Ever Heard .. #3 and #12 (though not always)!

What Readers Want In A Book … what do you want?!

How Do Spoilers Affect Your Reading? I don’t like ‘em at all. But there are times when I’ll spoil a book for myself – when it’s so suspenseful that I need to flip to close to the end and read a page or 2 … *shhh*

I don’t know if I agree that blog sponsorships help contribute to bloggers being stressed and overwhelmed by their blogs. What do you think?

If you’re a Divergent fan, then check out 44 GIFs Of Four

Finally, from moi this week – I asked, is Do You Have A Catch Phrase? Mine is “Just a nut trying to avoid the squirrels.” And in The One Where I Admit I Was Wrong About Something I Posted Previously I changed my thinking about how I approached reading book reviews – from it being a recommendation to me learning more about my favorite blogger’s reading choices.

 

Blogging Inspiration – Rejuvinating Your Blogging

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently is a really inspiring read.

The first tip in Five Ways to Reinvigorate Your Blogging Today really works well for me – “Work Consistently.” For example, my method for this link roundup post is to save links for this thorughout the week (by starring in Feedly). I dedicate Saturday evenings to writing it all up, and go over it on Sunday morning. Do you dedicate certain times for blogging?

The Easiest, Most Oddly Effective Content You Can Create … Link Roundups – like this post. “It’s a great, non-sleazy way to network and it’s good karma.”