Here’s a look at some interesting things I read/ saw / thought / did this week.
Life & Tech
❊ 1. Best thing this week … Coffee tasting (cupping) for work. I think most people would be surprised at how seriously – and how much quality control- goes into “big brand” retail coffee.
❊ 2. What “Buy for Quality” Purchases Do You Regret? I tend to be a cheapskate so typically I waste more money buying cheap / inferior quality that doesn’t last long.
❊ 3. Browser Autofill Is a Privacy Risk: Here’s How to Turn It Off. I use Firefox on my personal computer which doesn’t autofill out forms. But be careful if your browser does this!
❊ 4. January #BookBlogger Events coming up … Jan. 22-29, 2017. DiverseAThon – A Readathon celebrating diverse voices & stories.
❊ 5. Have you read any of the The Most Popular Book Club Books of the Past Decade? I’ve read 8 of the ones mentioned.
❊ 6. Check out the Awesome Book Events in Every State. Do you attend bookish events near you? I must confess that I don’t but I’d like to go to a few this year.
❊ 7. What has been The Impact of Digital on your reading habits? I love having a different format. I was a late adopter to the eReader, and now I’ve moved to letting go of said eReader (a Nook) in favor of reading on my phone.
❊ 8. Here are 25 More Outstanding Podcasts for Readers. I have to admit that I use my “audio time” for audiobooks and am not a regular podcast listener. Are you?
❊ 9. Here are 5 Tips To Rock Your Homepage. It’s interesting to see how blog designs have changed over the last few years – from heavy graphics to more simple, understated themes these days.
❊ 10. Hit a Brick Wall With Your Blog? This Is What You Need to Do has some good ideas on giving your online space a little refresh.
❊ 11. Blog Hopping: For Fun or Necessity? Do you visit blogs because you like to – or because you think it’ll help get your blog name out there?
❊ 12. There are some really cool takeaways from Why It’s Important To Have A Monthly Blog Meeting. Do you have a blogging buddy you meet with on the regular?
// Comments //
I’ve read 11 of the book club books. Surprisingly.
Great list. I do listen to podcasts if I am doing some work because sometimes I will not be able to give my full attention to an audiobook
@Resh I don’t know why but I feel it’s either audiobooks or podcasts and so right now audiobooks win.
Kate @ Parchment Girl
Thanks for mentioning my podcast list!