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


ONE. The Man Booker Prize longlist is out! The list was chosen from submissions published in the UK and Ireland between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018. The shortlist of 6 books will be announced on Thursday 20 September and the the 2018 winner will be announced on Tuesday 16 October.

TWO.The World Fantasy Award Finalists were announced. The winners will be announced at the World Fantasy Convention, November 1-4, 2018 in Baltimore, MD.

THREE. The Ugly Scandal that Cancelled the Nobel Prize is just like reading the plot of a movie – except this it’s real life and terrible. An alternative has emerged for literature … The Alternative Nobel sponsored by The New Academy. The longlist is out – selected by Swedish librarians.

FOUR. 10 The Best Books to Read This Summer to Become a Better, Smarter, Happier Person – have you read any of them?

FIVE. A Day in the Life of an Indie Publisher was the best thing I read last week.

SIX. How do you Declutter Your Bookshelves … How to Decide What Books to Give Away.

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SEVEN. Here are 10 Ways to Organize Your Bookshelves. Mine is quite random … how is your organized?

EIGHT. The Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Book Clubs reveals a lot. The only one I (sortof) follow is Oprah.

NINE. Check out The Top 100 YA Books on Goodreads … how many have you read? Are there any on your reading list?

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TEN. I need to check out more of these Smoothie Boosters … I already swear by chia seeds!


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ELEVEN. 25 Everyday Heroes We Could All Learn From … yes!

TWELVEBrave Not Fearless was such an awesome read. I think it’s the one useful thing about social media – that when you do a personal act of bravery that’s important to you, you can put it out there, feel proud and get some supportive attaboy.

THIRTEEN. The scam that is “Women’s Media” – seriously, why do we as women keep buying into this stuff … why do we buy these magazines and read these articles that basically say you’ll never be good enough?! We should be more discerning with our $$.

FOURTEEN. Have you had some of these same Thoughts On: Being a Blogger In An Instagrammer’s World? And noticed changes like those in The State of the Blog 2018?

Do you read blogs as much as you used to?


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  1. Lauren

    Aug 04

    i have a few book shelves, i keep my read and unread seperate. and then further seperate my unread into standalone and series. i also have a Graphic novel shelf too

  2. Thanks, Tanya, for including my blog post. I read the other post about Instagram and hear what she’s saying. Like her, I’m not ready to abandon the blog and probably never will be.

    • Tanya Patrice

      Jul 30

      We’ll be in it together Bryan – I’m not ready to abandon blogging either.