February 16, 2014

The Bookish Report & A Quick Apology

Here are all of the top bookish stories, blog posts, pictures, and videos I found this past week. I put this post up every Sunday so come back again next week for more bookish awesomeness. 

** Sorry my posts have been few and far between these last two weeks. I picked up extra shifts at work and I got a really bad cold, which made it so I was either working, sleeping, or being lazy. I also apologize for taking forever to visit all of my lovely blogger friends' blogs and to respond to comments.
 Hopefully I'll be back doing all things blogging at full swing this week!

Click away and enjoy your Sunday!


News

I know Valentine's Day has come and gone but I thought you all deserve a very true post describing why books are better valentines than people.

Whether it is a first amendment right or not, why would people want to view pornography in a public library? Ummmm no.

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If you are looking for something bookish that is aesthetically pleasing then see this list of 15 cool typography designs of your favorite literary quotes.

I have never heard of Booktrack and to be perfectly honest I'm not all that glad that I did. You can actually make sound affects to go along with a novel. Ummm... I would pass on this, I prefer reading my book in the quiet and immersing myself completely in the story. Booktrack claims that reading needs to be reinvented and this is the way to do it, having books that have a soundtrack and sound effects that go along with it. I don't know but this seems weird to me, and I like reading now as it is just fine. I guess this would be cool for kids, but other than that I just don't know.

Blog Posts

I think all/any books count toward your reading goals, but I don't think everyone does. Take a second to read Buckling Bookshelve's post on the topic, its a great read.

Simply because the infographics rock, okay so does the content, you need to check out Seriously Social! Survey, Infographic, and Giveaway over at The Book Addict's Guide. Hurry the giveaway ends today.

Did you know that a book series could be canceled? I guess that is a thing now. :(

If you have every wondered what are some different ways increase your blog readership then it can't hurt to read Parajunkee's Ten Quick Tips to Increase Your Blog Readership.

Instead of flooding this section with all the different interesting Valentine's Day posts on the blogosphere this year I decided to choose just one, which was very hard to do. I went with Read My Breath Away's post that has young adult authors writing funny poems and cute little vanlentines messages from their main characters' point of view from their books. Sorry about the word jumble description of the post, just read the post already. 

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    1. I was so excited when I found it!

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  2. Thanks for sharing my post Kay :) And the thing about porn in the library made me giggle because The World's Strongest Librarian had a really funny passage about that happening at the library the author worked at. Honestly, what are people thinking?!

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

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    1. haha I may need to read that book! It sounds interesting.

      Thanks! I can't wait til I can breathe normally again. :)

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  3. I guess I *knew* that series could be cancelled but I don't think it affected me until now. I own The Archived and I have The Unbound sitting on my shelf from the library to be read soon. Now I don't even know if I want to read it. I get that they don't end on huge cliffhangers, but it is a continuation of the story and I don't want to become more invested if we may never get another book. *sigh* I am a little torn. I am surprised this book didn't have enough sales to warrant a third. It was pretty damn good and must have just been under-promoted because it is way better than a lof of the crap that does get a full series. I'm glad you included this update, otherwise I would have been clueless as to what is going on! You are my news fix!

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    1. I did read The Unbound recently and it was good, and luckily no cliffhanger, but I will be super sad if there isn't another book because I really enjoy the world that Schwab created and I am invested in the characters now even more. Therefore, I totally understand your reservations about reading it, and I completely agree, there are not so great books out there getting a full series and this one actually deserves it!

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