Weekly links & wrap-up (June 8, 2014)

I’ve been reading a lot this week! Which is very exciting because I’ve been going through a little reading slump for the past few months. Now all I need to do is catch up on my reviews and I’ll be on top of the world again.

Do you like old movies? I’ve been watching pre-1960s classics like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and My Man Godfrey, and it’s been heaps of fun. I didn’t always like the oldies, and I particularly didn’t like black and white ones– but now I can’t get enough of them.

It’s kinda similar to how all of a sudden I can’t get enough historical romances when before I barely read any romances at all! Isn’t it interesting how our reading tastes change over time?

What genre do you love nowadays that you didn’t love before?

Books read

  1. Separate is Never Equal – Duncan Tonatiuh
  2. All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom – Angela Johnson
  3. A Cook’s Tour – Anthony Bourdain
  4. The Colonel of the Red Huzzars – John Reed Scott
  5. The Reluctant Widow – Georgette Heyer
  6. I’m Perfect, You’re Doomed – Kyra Abrahams
  7. Saga, vol. 1 – Brian K. Vaughan

Books reviewed

Posts posted

TBR notes

Started with 329 books on the pile (not counting audiobooks)
+3 added (Fool’s Errand, Fool’s Fate, Golden Fool (freebies))
-4 read (A Cook’s Tour, The Colonel of the Red Huzzars, The Reluctant Widow, Saga vol. 1)
328 TOTAL BOOKS TO BE READ

Interesting links

BookRiot’s An Oral History of the David Mitchell Signing at Book Expo America captures perfectly what it’s like to be at a big book conference.


Don’t Worry So Much: How Not To Review Women’s Writing at The Toast:

It starts off as a straightforward enough introduction to her work — she’s a poet, she’s popular on Twitter, she writes about things like “riding down the neck of a brontosaurus until I come.” And then he starts to worry about her. She’s successful — but is she too successful? Did she achieve success in the wrong way? Is she laughing at me? Do her fans like her work too much? Will Success Spoil Tricia Lockwood?


#FF, QR Codes, & Like-Gating: 6 Outdated Internet Trends We Should Leave Behind.


Never miss your stop again! Google Now Has An Alarm That Can Wake You Up To Keep You From Missing Your Stop On Public Transportation.

4 thoughts on “Weekly links & wrap-up (June 8, 2014)”

  1. I really want to read A Cook’s Tour! And Saga looks good, too.

    It’s interesting that you’re enjoying black and white oldies now, when you didn’t like them before. I’ve never really liked them either. Now I wonder if that might change!

  2. I am a huge fan of the old movies. Instead of all of the modern bells and whistles, they instead filled movies with amazing dialogue and humor. My Man Godfrey is a great example of that. I hope you have fun exploring the movies!

  3. I too have gotten behind on my book reviews. I have all these books to read as well. As far as genres that I now enjoy that I didn’t used to enjoy: mystery/thriller. I used to think they were dumb and boring, but now I love them. Probably my favorite series is the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child…and of course Agatha Christie!

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