2016 Goodreads Challenge
2016 Audiobook Challenge
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you rang in 2017 with friends, family, books.... or however you liked! This is going to be a great year. Set yourself up so that this is your best year yet, get positive, get motivated! I am, and I hope that you are too! Without further ado, let't jump into it.
I signed up for the Audiobook challenge with The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. My target was 28 audiobooks which puts me at Binge Listener (20-30) level. I'm happy to report that I've completed 30 audiobooks in 2016!
Have you ever thought about taking notes while reading? I found this great article over on Mocha Girls Read. It's all about taking notes while reading or keeping track of what you're reading with comments in a journal format. I think this is a great idea and I do it myself. It's a great tool for reviewing books and discussing with a group! When you read lots of books back to back, it's easy to lose the details over time. Note taking to the rescue!
The post on Mocha Girls Read is about taking handwritten notes. They even show off a few very cool journals to do so. If you are a tactile person, and like to write your notes, or like to see everything on paper, that is a perfect blog post for you to check out.
I decided that I would write a short reaction post on this topic as well since I've taken notes while recreational reading for years. I do so in a very different manner. I don't use a journal or pieces of paper or sticky notes. I have been taking electronic style notes for at least the past six years, pretty much since the inception of my blogs. I'm actually even writing the draft of this post in Evernote. Don't get is twisted, taking notes while reading is not just for when you're in school!
If you missed the announcement, I'm now doing podcasts! I seriously love it. It's a medium that I've wanted to try for a very long time and I finally took the plunge. I'm glad that I did, because I'm looking forward to many more. I have lots of awesome show ideas and I can't wait to record them. Have you been listening to my podcasts? I hope so, because I've been having a blast doing them and I have lots to share with you. Take a listen and catch up on my last three episodes now.
Happy Reading & Listening,
Ep 3: Author Interview with Laura Bickle | Book Chat LIVE
Ep 4: I Survived BEA!
Ep 5: Books and Wine
Welcome to episode two of the Shelf Addiction podcast! Let's talk BEA! It's now 13 days away and I know you want to hear about all the last minute tips that you can! I found a few great blog posts written by fellow book bloggers who've been there and done that. I consolidated the general themes, added my own suggestions, and shared them with you! Of course these tips and tricks will be useful for any type of convention, but especially a book related one.
Check out these great tips and tricks blog posts!
Welcome to the very first episode of the Shelf Addiction podcast! This has been a long time coming and I finally took the plunge. Thanks in advance for your patience as I work out the audio. I sound pretty far away for some reason, but I hope you enjoy the episode regardless. It will be 100% fixed for episode two. I hope that you'll take a listen and let me know what you think.
My special guest, Samone, and I talk about ways to read more books. We also take a quiz to find out what type of reader we are.
I'm open to all show ideas! What topics would you like to see me address on my podcast?
Audiobook Sync yet again offers up a summer of free audio books! SYNC 2016 will give away 30 titles - two paired audiobook downloads a week, starting May 5th and ending August 18th! That's two full audiobook downloads a week. Pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes, so there's a variety to choose from. That's a full summer of free listening. Titles are delivered through the OverDrive app, which is very easy to use.
Go to their website and sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download. This is my 5th year downloading awesome titles during this event. If you enjoy audiobooks as I do, then you won't want to miss out. I see a few titles that I'm looking forward to myself.
Happy Reading & Listening,
It's two months away from Book Expo America 2016! Finally, after four years of book blogging, I'm able to attend BEA, and for all three days. Partially because it's a tad, and I mean a tad, cheaper for me to go while it's being hosted in Chicago versus NYC. I paid for the now sold out, Avid Reader Pass, so I'm excited to meet at least some of my favorite authors, guaranteed! I'm actually working on my short list now. Who would you top your author short list?
Want to come along for the ride? I'll be broadcasting LIVE from BEA through out the convention via Periscope!! See other book bloggers, authors, publishers, etc! See what autographs I get, what authors I'm able to chat with, and end of day book hauls. Follow me on Periscope to see all of it real time.
What about you? Are you gong to BEA? If so, leave a comment below, let's connect!
Are you local book lover, either in Michigan or the Midwest? Then you don't want to miss this!
I have an awesome book nerd event to share! Coming this August to Troy, Michigan is Rust City Book Con! If you're wondering, "Where is Troy?!" - Troy is a suburb in the Metro Detroit area. Rust City is the brain child of Jackie of Literary Escapism. Through her vision and lots of hard work, this book con has come into existence!
I'm happy to announce that I've been selected as one of the featured bloggers for this weekend of "bookish delights and new discoveries"! Catch my live interviews and hear all about what's in store at Rust City Book Con! The kick off of my Rust City Author Feature series on Book Chat LIVE. will be begin in a few short weeks, so you don't want to miss it. You'll have the opportunity to submit questions ahead of time, via Twitter and Facebook prior to each author's interview. You can also ask questions during the live event!
Metro Detroit is great fun and there's lots to do near the hotel where this convention is being held. I encourage you to come on out to the "D"! Meet some awesome authors, mingle with bloggers and other book nerds all while having a blast!
We are several months away, so there's plenty of time to plan your trip!
Don’t miss your chance to meet some amazing authors at Rust City Book Con next August! Come join us in our celebration of all things genre fiction in the Motor City!