Six things on Sunday…
…because I couldn’t pull together 10 things at random this week
- I’ve reluctantly accepted that only way to grok some apps is to just start using them. I’ve been wading into Litsy during the last few weeks and am finally getting the appeal of “Goodreads and Instagram’s perfect baby.” These are a few of the things I’m doing with it:
- Cross-posting #bookstagram photos
- Posting snippets of reviews from the blog (Litsy limits posts to 451 characters)
- Maintaining a “currently reading” list
- Recording quotes from books, which is something I’ve always meant to do but never really worked at
The Litsy community is still pretty small (and limited to iPhone users), but if you’re there we can follow each other–I’m florinda3rs.
- Speaking of grokking new apps and Instagam-type things, I have no grasp of Instagram Stories at all. I’m trying to figure out if I want to grasp it enough to try using it. In the meantime, would someone like to explain it to me?
- “(I)f not knowing what’s going to happen is so crucial for enjoyment, why do we watch movies (or read books!) we like more than once? Over the past few years, several studies have tested the effects of spoilers on people’s enjoyment of stories. Their findings might change the way you react the next time a plot is inadvertently leaked to you.” (I just found more justification for my general lack of spoiler-phobery.)
- This Tuesday, August 9th, is National Book Lovers Day! If you’re in the Greater Los Angeles area, Moms LA suggests a dozen great places to celebrate it. How will you mark this special day?
I’m the big reader in our house, but my husband’s the one with a literary tattoo in honor of his all-time favorite books.
Speaking of “favorite books”…
…a “book you’re excited to talk about” doesn’t necessarily have to be a “book you loved,” but it should be a book you want to get other people to read. On that note, submissions for this month’s edition of The Book Bridge are open until August 17!