October 25, 2014

31 Days of Book Pics: Day 25 - Books & Conversation




Listening to a good audiobook is like getting to eavesdrop on a conversation while reading a book at the same time. Plus you get to cook or drive or fold laundry or exercise while you're reading! Win win.


What are some of YOUR favorite audiobooks?


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October 24, 2014

31 Days of Book Pics: Day 24 - Choosing Books [A Link-Up!]


I'm actually not much of a book browser. Because of the time constraints of reading books for review, I have to be selective about what I read for fun. And also, I feel like when I randomly browse a bookstore or the library, I often end up disappointed in what I choose.

So I usually choose books by reading book blogs and Goodreads reviews and finding highly recommended books. Then I go on the library website, and reserve them. That way when stopping at the library with two squirrelly children, I just have to swoop by the hold shelves and grab my holds. It makes the whole process fast and easy!

How do YOU choose books? Answer in the comments, or link-up your own posts below.







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October 23, 2014

31 Days of Book Pics: Day 23 - Throwback Books



As I mentioned in my Bookish post yesterday, I've always loved reading. So I thought I'd do a throwback post to some more of my childhood favorites. As a kid, I devoured pretty much anything and everything; but I found that I often re-read my favorite fantasy series. Books like The Prydain Chronicles and The Dark is Rising sequence are still on my re-read list every couple of years.

My other favorites were historical fiction books. I adored Ann Rinaldi and Scott O'Dell and Patricia Beatty. It makes me happy to find some of my old favorites on the library shelves; and I can't wait till Eleanor is old enough to read  them. I'm envisaging a Mom-Daughter book club in a few years, which should be fun.



What are some of YOUR old favorites?


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