Weekly Links

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


ONE. What Audiobook Genres Do You Like to Listen To?? I like mystery or fantasy the best. I don’t like listening to non-fiction or science fiction.

TWO. The 2017 Kirkus Awards Finalists have been announced (and I haven’t read any of them … yet).

THREE. Here are some of the Subscription Boxes for Book Lovers out there. Do you subscribe to any of these?


FOUR. The Week in Pictures and WBUR Week in the News (audio) are 2 resources I use to catch up (usually on US News). So.much.this.week .

FIVE. Excellent lessons to be learned from How I Landed A 6-Figure Salary After Being Out Of The Workforce For 6 Years.

SIX. Check out 10 Small Purchases to Better Your Life. 100% yes to a multi-device USB charger.

SEVEN. 10 Things People Who Always Arrive On Time Do – I’m one of those people, but it wasn’t always so.

EIGHT. Seeing this list of 10 Things To Do This Fall has reminded me it’s time to make my own list.

NINE. I travel a lot in the next few weeks and so I’m planning my in-flight entertainment options using The cord-cutter’s guide for what TV to watch this Fall 2017 and Fall TV We Are Looking Forward To.


TEN. Real Talk. Have You Ever Changed The Way You Blog To Suit Your Audience? Definitely. Nothing wrong with ditching things that don’t work and are no fun for you, and keeping things that you enjoy writing about (popular or not) – thus finding a good mix.

ELEVEN. A Blogging Troll Apologizes – quite eloquently too.


TWELVE. 7 Habits of people with a successful online presence explains how much work it takes to cultivate a big online presence.

Currently Reading

I took 6 different flights last week, and spent countless hours driving, so I listened to many hours of audiobooks. I finished Final Girls, Riley Sager – oh my gosh, I do hate weak, annoying female characters and usually detracts from the book for me. Also started and completed The Child, Fiona Barton – loved it – and am almost done with Crazy Love You, Lisa Unger which is one of those books where does a good job of make us question what’s the truth and what’s in the character’s imagination.

Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small Upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him “loser” and “fatboy”…and from his family’s deadly secrets.

Now they’ve both escaped to New York City, Ian is a talented and successful graphic novelist, and Priss … Priss is still trouble.

Next week is road trip time – just 3 hours each way. I’m not sure what I’ll listen to yet. Just not feeling the options that I have available. Banned Books Week is this week (Sept. 24-30). Are you participating? See more in September #BookBlogging Events.

What are you reading this week?

(Photo by Chelsea Bock on Unsplash)


// Comments //

  1. Thank you so much for linking back to my post! ❤️ I’m so glad to see you enjoyed it!

  2. Haha – we’re opposite on audiobook listening. All I can listen to is lighter nonfiction..only thing that will work for me!

  3. Cal

    Sep 24

    Technically, I’m joining in on this Banned Book challenge– my CR is Harry Potter, which was banned at my high school…

    And thanks for suggesting the subscription boxes for book lovers. I can’t decide which company I should try out, there’s so many these days!