Due to low participation during September, I chose to hold publishing the next edition of THE BOOK BRIDGE till October. I’ve reopened submissions with the form in a new post–please look for it there!
What book were you most excited about reading last month? Share it in this month’s edition of The Book Bridge, where we’re connecting each other to great reads worth talking about.
Remember, you do NOT have to be a book blogger to participate! If you’re an avid reader who talks about books on Goodreads, Litsy, or social media (some people do Twitter book reviews, right?) I invite you to help build this month’s Book Bridge!
Maybe the book that excited you most was one that provoked, unsettled, or even infuriated you. Or maybe it was a glorious joy from Page 1 to “The End.” Either way, do you think it’s a book that others should be reading and talking about? Then tell us about it so we can get into the conversation!
Please use the form embedded in this post to submit the book that most excited you during August.
I will keep this invitation as a sticky post for two weeks (until September 21). After it closes, I’ll put together a post that includes all the submissions.
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The Book Bridge August 2016 Hello, and welcome to August 2016’s edition of The Book Bridge! We’re here to connect each other with the books that we were most excited about reading last month. I’m happy to welcome a few new contributors this month, and I’m very glad to see that some of the readers who joined us for our very first Book Bridge in July are back again! Here’s the main thing, though: I’m always […]
Ready to build another Book Bridge? The Book Bridge CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2 is open! What book were you most excited to talk about during the past month? Share it in this month’s edition of The Book Bridge, where we’re connecting each other to great reads. A “book you’re excited to talk about” doesn’t have to be a “book you loved” by the way. It could be a book that disturbed or even angered you. But […]
This is The Book Bridge July 2016 edition—we’re connecting each other to great reads! I’m thrilled to bring this to you, and so excited that some of you were excited to share the books you were most excited about last month. This is our first time here, and I hope it won’t be the last! We have a mix of brand-new and backlist books, fiction and nonfiction, and a couple of audiobooks to talk about, so […]
I got enough positive feedback on my “review share” proposal last month that I’m moving forward with it! The project’s name is subject to change, but for now, it’s The Book Bridge: Connecting Each Other to Great Reads Let’s review the details: What I’d like to do is invite you to share the book you were most excited about during the last month, whether brand-new or backlist! It’s an opportunity to broadcast your enthusiasm to […]
I’ve been wanting to get involved in a project with other book bloggers for a while, but haven’t been able to figure out just what the project might be until very recently. Here’s my modest proposal, and I hope you’ll consider taking me up on it. What I have in mind would not ask any more of you than what you’re doing already. This is a Call for Collaborators: Let’s Share Reviews! I’m thinking about something […]
I collected some of the social media highlights of my Book Expo 2016 experience on Storify and thought I’d share them here as well. If you’re not seeing the embedded story in your feed reader, please click on through to the blog! But first, shout-outs to some of the people who made BEA 2016 Chicago such a great time: My roommate and blogging BFF Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) and our hotel neighbors Candace (Beth Fish Reads) […]
photo credit: Kim Ukura My thirty-pound box of books from Book Expo America 2016 shipped out from Chicago yesterday and is scheduled to be delivered on Friday, so I’ll be able to talk more about them next week. In the meantime, I’d like to share some takeaways, discoveries, and lessons from #BEA16. It’s good to go into BEA excited about at least a few of the books that will be getting buzz there. I was […]
Next week, I’ll be attending Book Expo America for the fourth time (and for the first time somewhere other than New York City). Despite feeling un-ready this time for various reasons–some directly related to the event, and some not terribly pertinent to it at all–I’m excited to go again after missing it last year, and I like feeling that I’m approaching it with the mindset of a veteran. I understand that the change in venue […]
I made a list of things to do to address my lack of preparation for Book Expo America next week. I’m not sure how far I’ll get with any of them, frankly. Work is hectic this week; we’re making a quick trip down the coast to see my mother-in-law this weekend for Mother’s Day; practical matters like laundry and packing will need to be priorities on Monday; and my flight leaves for Chicago at 7:30 […]
Right about this time next week, I’ll be on my way to Chicago for Book Expo America 2016, and I am feeling severely under-prepared! I’ve taken care of the things that had to be done well in advance–I have the plane tickets, the hotel room, and the roommate–but not much else, and I’m not confident of my ability to get much prepping done in the time that remains. My Top 6 Reasons I’m Not Ready for […]
My original to-do list was in my Bloggiesta sign-up post, but I’ll recap it here: Update my books and review links on LibraryThing, where my catalog still looks like 2015 Get acquainted with the other members of my Bookish Mastermind Group and figure out what we want from it Do at least one other mini-challenge, to be decided during the week, Since I already have a LibraryThing task on my agenda the LT challenge is a strong contender, […]