For the final day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, the question is One of the unfortunate side effects of reading and blogging like rockstars seems to be a tendency toward burnout. How do you keep things fresh on your blog and in your reading? Now that I’m entering my third year of blogging, I can … Continue reading Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Avoiding burnout
For Day Four of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, the topic is How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc. Tell us your faves! All of the above, for me. I try to respond to comments on my blog and comment regularly on others. I use … Continue reading Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Community Connections
For Day Three of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, the topic is What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger? I have found so many books in the past two years thanks to other bloggers, and I regret that I do not keep very good track of where I heard of them. So … Continue reading Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Books from other bloggers
Today, bloggers participating in BBAW have been paired up to interview each other and get answers to all our burning questions! I was so glad to be partnered with Kelly from The Well-Read Redhead, because I’ve long enjoyed following her reviews and other features. Be sure to visit Kelly’s blog today as well to learn … Continue reading Book Blogger Appreciation Week – Interview with the Well-Read Redhead
It’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week, hosted by the Estella Society! What a neat idea to spread some positivity and joy in the book blogging community. The first of five daily topics is: Introduce yourself by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyle. Here goes — it’s hard to … Continue reading Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Introductions
This question comes from one posed on Facebook by a friend in the wake of the election, which made me want to respond in more detail than was possible in a comment there. And a few weeks ago Cathy of 746 Books started a feature called The Books That Made the Blogger, in which she … Continue reading What books have shaped your view of the world?
Book of the Month This month, I was blown away by Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal. I was expecting to learn a lot of difficult but important information from this book about “medicine and what matters in the end,” but I wasn’t expecting it to be so beautifully written or so personal — I really appreciated … Continue reading Month in Review: February 2016
Book of the Month I usually hesitate to say “this is a book everyone should read,” but with Just Mercy I will. It’s a deeply moving account of the staggering travesties of justice that occur in our country, and of the humanity that nevertheless struggles to survive within the system. I happened to finish it … Continue reading Month in Review: January 2016
Krysta of Pages Unbound had a good point to make in a comment on my last discussion post, How do you attract more followers? I suggested participating in or creating a blog event (such as a readalong) as one possibility, and Krysta said: As for readalongs–we’ve done some of these and many events over the … Continue reading How do you build a following for an event?