Weekly Links

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


✢ The 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist and 2017 National Book Award Longlists

✢ Check out Fall 2017’s Best YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reads: Hackers, Rebels, and an Evil Queen.

Why Reading A Book A Day is Surprisingly Doable… Update … I wish I could.

✢ Here are 14 Highly-Anticipated Sequels Coming Out This Fall.

✢ Did you know about all The Best Audiobook Apps, Subscriptions and Freebies?

✢ We finished up #SummerAtoZ Blog Event Wrapup [The 2017 Edition] this week with The End-of-(Y)ear and New (Y)ear Resolution Prep List and The End (Z)one {An End of 2017 Reading List}.

Blogging & Tech

✢ Loving looking into this Mobile Blogger’s Mini-Bag.

3 Simple Ways to Grow Your Blog Using Pinterest has easy to implement tips.

✢ Looks like solid advice in How to Get Readers to Come Back to Your Blog.

Social Media and Blogging: The Pressure to Keep Up Is Damaging – do you feel it? I take a more relaxed attitude to both because neither are my full-time job and I have ZERO desire to make it so. But I do feel pressure (in a good way) to deliver awesome content.

Stop Leaving Your Smartphone’s Bluetooth On – and the same thing goes for your wi-fi and location settings on your phone (which I mentioned before in Tech 3 The Privacy Edition).


✢ Do you add seasonal touches to your home? Here are  10 Easy Fall Decor Ideas You Can Create Right Now.

✢ Be prepared and Check Your Emergency Supplies Now … hurricane, … zombie apocalypse … get your Go Bag right!

✢ What are 3 Things to Do More of and Less of in your life?

✢ When you need a dose of happy in your day, This Instagram account only shares heart-warming news stories.

✢  Here are 6 Tactics For Avoiding The Comparison Trap (That Actually Work).

✢ Loved these tips in Organizing Your Planner Page.

Currently Reading

Tanya – I’m still reading the same book I was last week, Children of the Street (Darko Dawson #2), Kwei Quartey. It’s just OK and I doubt I’ll continue with the series – it’s just not holding my attention. I did start and finish the audiobook of Shattered Wings (Dominion of the Fallen #1), Aliette de Bodard. It was OK but there were so many elements that were just not fully explained. I don’t know if I’ll continue with this series either.

Paris has survived the Great Houses War – just. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine runs black with ashes and rubble. House Silverspires, previously the leader of those power games, lies in disarray. Its magic is ailing; its founder, Morningstar, has been missing for decades; and now something from the shadows stalks its people inside their very own walls. Within the House, three very different people must come together. They may be Silverspires’ salvation. They may be the architects of its last, irreversible fall.

So this week, I’m continuing with Children of the Street and I started the audiobook of Final Girls, Riley Sager.

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

What are you reading this week? Bloggiesta starts later this week (Sept. 21-24). Are you participating? See more in September #BookBlogging Events.


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