Weekly Links

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


ONE. Amazon just introduced a new $250 waterproof Kindle … I suppose for when you want to read while you’re on a float in a pool?

TWO. Let’s Discuss: Would You Rather be a Vampire or Werewolf? Hmmm – Vampire, I think this is a no-brainer.

THREE. LibraryReads November 2017 is a monthly list of books recommended by librarians. See anything you fancy reading on it?

FOUR. Have you been to any of these 17 Places Book Lovers Need to Visit?

FIVE. Here are 14 of the Scariest YA Books for Horror Fans.

SIX. Loving these 20 Journals and Workbooks for Finding Your Inner Wisdom.

SEVEN. Put these 12 Books to Read Before Their Movie Adaptations Hit Theaters on your watch list.

EIGHT. One of the most awesome #bookblogs out there has an Open Call for Contributors: JOIN THE SMUGGLER ARMY!

NINE. These are so awesome – Pulp! The Classics Are Clever + Colorful Novelty Editions.

Blogging & Social

TEN. The Fall Book Tag has been making the rounds – blogging topic idea peeps!

ELEVEN. I’m loving these 7 Instagram Accounts Proving Books + Fashion for just a different take on things.

TWELVE. 6 of the Most Effective Productivity Havbits for Passionate Bloggers.

THIRTEEN. Avoid these 12 Mistakes Most Bloggers Make.


FOUTEEN. Start Defining Yourself By Your Good Habits Instead Of Your Bad Ones seems like really good advice to me. What’s one thing you’re really good at? I give great advice 🙂

FIFTEEN. 3 Ingredients of a Good Day. Can it really be this easy?

SIXTEEN. Although I don’t listen to podcasts, I keep thinking one day I might, so I collect recommendations, like 6 Podcasts to Listen to on Your Daily Commute.

SEVENTEED. I bookmarked this recommendation for ten games I actually enjoyed playing with my children and now 10 More Games You Won’t Hate Playing with Your Kids

EIGHTEEN. I’m loving this Ultimate Fall To-Do List (No Apple Picking or Pumpkin Spice Lattes Necessary), which is not as generic as most I’ve seen.

NINETEEN. Here are 20 stylish things that will help you organize your life and home this fall – I’ve got my eye on those ear bud organizers … I use an Altoids tin!

TWENTY. Oh man, I can totally relate to What we really mean in emails. Especially “So sorry for taking a while to get back to you.”

TWENTY ONE. We all can use tips or reminders about How To Talk To Someone With Different Views. I operate on a statistical confidence interval of +/- 0.5% when I’m absol

TWENTY TWO. How to Prepare Yourself for the Last Quarter of the Year – how are you doing?

TWENTY THREE. From Da Vinci’s list.

DaVincis List

Currently Reading

On my way to St. Louis, MO – I started listening the audiobook of Sleeping Beauty, Owen King and Stephen King. It was a bit slow to get into at first because there were a lot of characters being introduced, but oh boy did I quickly get into it. I’m about halfway through and it’s holding me in suspense.

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place. The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain?

I’m off to upstate NY next week, and I’m hoping to start on Into the Water, Paula Hawkins.

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. Megan McCarty

    Oct 15

    Thank you for including my Fall To Do List! Lots of great reads here.