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 do you think it’s one that others should be reading and talking about? Then tell us about it so we can get into the conversation!
You do NOT have to be a book blogger to participate! If you’re an avid reader who talks about books on social media, Goodreads, or any other (non-commercial) site, you’re very welcome to join in!
The form to submit the book that most excited you during July is embedded in this post.
I will keep this invitation as a sticky post for two weeks (until August 17), and then I’ll put together a post that includes all the submissions during the following week.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the books you have to share this month!
Submissions for this month's BOOK BRIDGE have closed. A new form will be up early next month!
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 […]
It’s the unofficial First Weekend of Summer here in the USA, and we are having some beautiful late-spring weather in Southern California! We don’t have many big outdoor plans this weekend, though–we’ll be doing things like seeing movies and going shopping. I’m planning to take advantage of an extra day off by spending time reading and getting my book blogging up-to-date; I’ve had one review about 3/4 done for several weeks now, and I’ve finished […]
I’m not getting as much blog-reading time as I’d like lately, but I do have a small accumulation of links I’ve been saving to share, and I’ve decided not to hold onto them any longer–time for a link roundup post! If you’d like to get them all in a handy list instead of bookmarking this blog post, here’s the OneTab where I collected them. But before we get to the reading links, I’d like to pass […]
I’m more than halfway through NaBloPoMo now and that’s motivating me to finish the month, so even though it wasn’t pre-scheduled to go up at 5:30 this morning, there is a post today. (And to make up for being late, this week’s link list is almost twice as long as usual!) This week’s link roundup is brought to you via OneTab, with thanks to Two Bossy Dames for mentioning that it exists! Good to Read […]
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“Facts don’t do what I want them to” – “Crosseyed and Painless,” Talking Heads And so we shape them into something that does what we want. Some other lines from the same section of that song acknowledge that: “Facts all come with points of view” “Facts continue to change their shape” “Facts are nothing on the face of things” I’ve been thinking a lot about how we shape narratives lately – ever since my stint […]
As promised, I’m back with an update about my Reading Days. It won’t take long…because they didn’t exactly go as I’d hoped. Jury duty isn’t such a good opportunity to catch up on your reading when you actually have to serve on a jury; they kind of like you to pay attention in the courtroom. I was called up for the very first panel last Monday morning, but that jury wasn’t accepted until Tuesday morning. […]
Blogging slumps are rather unusual for me, but I think I might be in the midst of one. That may be hard to believe this week, since I have posts written and scheduled for most of it already, but I’m not feeling the itch to blog – or to keep up with the blogiverse – the way I normally do. It feels weird, and I hope it doesn’t last very long…but I’m not going to […]
I have had neither the time nor the brainpower to work up a Sunday Salon discussion this week, so I’m resorting to the “lists and updates” thing – an extended Status Report. Update #1: The Handmaid’s Tale Group Read A few months ago, I mentioned wanting to read The Handmaid’s Tale this year (a re-read for me, but it’s been over 20 years since the first time) and, hoping to do it as a group read, posted […]
Every time I read a post about someone’s plans to “diversify” their reading I feel a little awkward. I haven’t always felt this way, but I’ve noticed it over the last decade or so, and I was reminded of it while reading Tayari Jones’ Silver Sparrow last week. My reading choices tend to have a cultural sameness…and I’m mostly OK with it, except when I branch out and then start questioning it. In my post-college […]
I’ve been suffering from a case of “can’t keep up with anything” this week, so my Salon discussion today is largely a recap of what I have managed to keep up with (with links, in case you haven’t been able to keep up either!). ** I did manage to commit to some weekend reading time last Sunday, and I plan to do it again today. While my husband spends part of Father’s Day at the […]
I know I’m not the only person who’ll be attending Book Expo America and/or the Book Blogger Convention for the first time next week – and probably not the only one who’s a little anxious about it, either! For me, knowing as much as I can about what I’m getting into is helpful in managing that anxiety. Fortunately, there are plenty of more experienced BEA-goers who are more than happy to share their knowledge with […]