Here’s a quick capsule of the highlights in case you’ve missed them:
During Armchair BEA, participants will have the chance to do guest posts and/or interviews on one another’s blogs, create topical posts, and host or join giveaways (possibly via the Book Depository so international bloggers can join in more easily). We’ll have graphics/buttons for you to grab for your blog, and we already have the Twitter hashtag #armchairBEA.
The tentative schedule of Armchair BEA events is:
- Tuesday, May 25: BEA-related topic post
- Wednesday, May 26: Blogger interviews/optional BEA topic post
- Thursday, May 27: Giveaway Day/optional BEA topic post
- Friday, May 28: BBCon-related topic post
Armchair BEA will be launching a dedicated blog very soon, and more details about the daily themes and other exciting info will be posted there. We’re having a lot of fun planning this, and we hope you’ll have a lot of fun participating – maybe not as much fun as really going to BEA, but at least you’ll get to sleep in your own bed!
Reading Progress and Plans
The Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen (for me)
Beautiful Maria of My Soul, by Oscar Hijuelos (for review, via LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
New to the Wishlist:
Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok
BOOKMARKS: Reading-related Reading
Is a short review a more effective review? Is a long review a better review? A discussion on “ideal” review length
Not long ago, I asked if you sent your review links to publishers – the question has come up again, elsewhere
If you’re choosing the right books for yourself, you probably won’t have much reason to write negative reviews
A “7th sense” of place and time tied to a certain book – do you experience “reading memory?”
Portraits of a TBR Collection – do you live with any of its cousins? Related: one librarian’s tactics for getting her personal book collection under control
Do you need to be able to “see” the story – that is, a have a mental picture of the characters and settings – to enjoy the story?