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13 Things This Week

13 Weekly Links

13 Weekly Links

Here’s a look at some interesting things we read/ saw / thought / did last week.

Bookish

–Tanya–

ONE. George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Lincoln in the Bardo. 2nd American in a row since the awards opened up from members of the British Commonwealth only to others.

TWO. Already thinking about 2018 reading challenges? Here are some thoughts on whether to participateor not! Plus, The Panic Read: Does It Really Matter If You Don’t Complete A Reading Challenge?

THREE. Check out Horror Week at Goodreads – my favorite posts were Top 50 Favorite Horror Novels on Goodreads and Terror-Inducing Halloween Audiobooks – our picks can be seen at Terrifying Audiobooks {Make the Most of a Creepy Book – Listen to the Audiobook Version}

FOUR. I totally agree with this Unpopular Opinion About Banned Books Week.

FIVE. Some of My Favorite Books Were Required Reading. Animal Farm yo!

SIX. Here’s A Beginner’s Guide to the New Weird Genre. I want to be a fan – but some of that shit is just too out there for me. I do like Weird Apocalypse though – and we just shared 4 [More] Weird Ways the World Ends in Books That are #WickedGoodReads.


Blogging

SEVEN. Hello! I’m Chloe & This Is Who I Want To Be On The Internet – have you ever thought about the persona you want to (or do) portray online?

EIGHT. Some really good advice is in How To Find Blog Post Inspiration.


Life

— Kim–

NINE. Some hilarious librarians attempted a Kardashian type photoshoot and the result is awesome. They make some pretty good replies to the negative feedback they’ve received too.

TEN. I never really got into Twitter but after one person wrote up a little history of Twitter, I actually feel I may have been missing out!

ELEVEN. Speaking of history, I find the History of the Ampersand to be really interesting.

TWELVE. A few months ago I downloaded an affirmations app to my phone and I’m shocked at how amazingly it’s actually transformed the amount of positive versus negative thinking I do.

THIRTEEN. The Incredible Progress of Daily Practice. Yes!


Currently Reading

–Tanya– Last week I finished the audiobook of Sleeping Beauties, Owen King and Stephen King. It took me a little while to get into it, but by around the mid-point, I was in deep. It’s one of those fictional book that has subtle (and not-so-subtle) political commentary, and it’s also more thriller than horror – so go read it! I haven’t settled on what I’m reading next yet, but I’d like to finish off the unread books on My Reading (I)nbox.

Sleeping Beauties (Book)

–Kim– This week I’m starting spy thriller, House of Spies, Daniel Silva on audio. This is #17 in the Gabriel Allon series. I haven’t read any of them but this is the one I’m currently interested in so I’ll read it first and then decide if I want to go back and start at #1.

House of Spies


What are you currently reading?

(Linking up to IMWAYR – Header Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash)

Kim and Tanya
Kim is a librarian | life hacker | ancient history nerd | mom to 2 little boys | Utah native | digital archivist | British comedy/British detective show junkie | outdoor lover. Tanya is a digital lifehacker | Food Science guru | teenage boy wrangler | husband tamer | adventure seeker | avid reader.

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2 comments

  1. […] photos, and updating our calendar. This time I have two posts to write and I want to start on our weekend links post too. I finish up and schedule my stuff to post on their scheduled […]

  2. Thanks for linking up to my post about banned books—it’s nice to see that some people do agree with me!