Weekly Links

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


❅ 1. I thought the Nook eReader was dead, but I guess not since Barnes & Noble published 5 Reasons You Should Treat Yourself to the New NOOK. I’m now a read on your phone kinda gal though, so I won’t be updating.

❅ 2. The NY Times 100 Most Notable List is out along with their 10 Best Books of 2016. Interesting choices. Only 1 or 2 others are on my reading list – not surprising since literary fiction is not really my thing.

❅ 3. Another of my favorite end of year lists are Kirkus Best Fiction of 2016. and Buzzfeed’s The 24 Best Fiction Books of 2016.

❅ 4. The Washington Post published it’s Best Books of 2016 – very boring. But I did like their round-up of the year’s bookish news in Who needs a Nobel Prize? Who is Elena Ferrante? And other literary news in 2016.

❅ 5. More challenges have been added to the The Master List of 2017 Reading Challenges. And don’t forget to check out the December #BookBlogger Events happening. It’s not too late to join in some of them.

2017 Reading Challenges Master List

❅ 6. Did you know about A Season of Stories? From Oct. 11, every week, a different Penguin Random House author will take over the newsletter, including award-winning and bestselling authors like Anthony Marra, Elizabeth McCracken, and Adam Johnson. Yup, I signed up – late, but better late than never I say!

❅ 7. I like my reading dark, so it’s no surprise that I bookmarked this list of 10 Bookish Families to be Thankful For (Because They’re Not Yours)

❅ 8. What do you think … Has Book Blogging Reached Its Peak? … I say … it really doesn’t matter. Use all the tools that you can … that you have time to use well.

❅ 9. Yes, I want to … 10 Popular, Well Loved Series I Think I Should Finish

❅ 10. If you’re gifting to readers, try Books that Make Perfect Holiday Gifts 2016 or The #1 Gift for Book Lovers This Christmas

❅ 11. Do you agree that Reading Blind is Best? It’s very rare for me to like reading a book without looking at the summary – and I don’t particularly like the experience.

❅ 12. Girlxoxo.com is hosting the 2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge. January’s challenge is to read diversely. To help you out, here’s Faces of Color on 2017 YA Books


❅ 13. Loved the list from Kristen’s Favorite Things and will likely try out the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Hell Repair

❅ 14. Awesome news for tv show binge watchers like myself – Everything You Need to Know About Netflix Downloads

❅ 15. Essential Guide to Goal Setting in Your Bullet Journal got me hyped up for setting up 2017 right.

❅ 16. My FAVORITE calendar for 2017 – Steal Like An Artist Wall Calendar – Get it!

Apps & Tech

❅ 17. So many recommendations to sort through in What Free Apps Are You Thankful For This Year?

❅ 18. I don’t play games on my phone … except for Candy Crush … but I think I’ll be trying out the 5 Best Mind Games for Adults on Android to Keep Your Grey Matter Nimble to see which ones stick.

❅ 19. I know a few of these 60 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts Every Office Worker Should Know … and I’m about to commit to memory the ones I didn’t know before!

❅ 20. 5 Ways To Kick People Off Your WiFi Network hooked me up with how to kick the kids off the net.


❅ 21. It’s always useful o see the tools some of the bloggers I follow are using – like in WordPress Plugins I Can’t Live Without.

❅ 22. So … Let’s Talk: The ‘F’ Word … “Followers”. Love the advice in that post.

❅ 23. The best 10 Super Legit Reasons to Ignore Your Blog 🙂

❅ 24. I’m a big fan of blogger organization and the various methods of getting it done – like Scheduling and Keeping Track of Blog Posts with a Spreadsheet and The BIG List of Free Blogging Tools for 2017.

❅ 25. Here’s a FREE 2017 Blog Planner – Download to Google Drive, Microsoft Excel or PDF

What was the best thing you saw, read, did or ate this week?


// Comments //

  1. Megan

    December 18, 2016

    I’m so glad you were inspired by my Essential Guide to Goal Setting! Thanks for the mention, and have a great New Year. 🙂

    • Tanya Patrice

      December 21, 2016

      @Megan it’s such an awesome guide. I’m using it as I plan my upcoming year.

  2. carrie

    December 8, 2016

    So glad you enjoyed my plug-ins post! Thanks so much for including it in your post 🙂

  3. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

    December 8, 2016

    Wow, thanks so much for sharing my post!! I’m so glad the advice was useful. Definitely checking out the rest of these links. ♥

  4. Lori

    December 7, 2016

    Thanks so much for all the links! I’m checking out a few right now.

  5. Allison @ The Book Wheel

    December 4, 2016

    Thank you so much for including my list of not-so-thankful families! There are some dysfunctional families on that list so enjoy your dark reads!

  6. Sarah's Book Shelves

    December 4, 2016

    Thanks so much for including my holiday gift guide!

  7. Kate @ Parchment Girl

    December 4, 2016

    Thanks for including my #1 Gift for Book Lovers post!