I knew my weekend was going to be wonderful when I heard chirps outside my window and found tiny bird tracks in the snow on my windowsill on Friday morning. Well, that and the fact that school was cancelled for the day due to weather (and more importantly, people in my lab also stayed home for once!) and the blue sky and gentle breeze just made me want to play RHCP’s The Zephyr Song and Corinne Bailey Rae’s Put Your Records On on repeat (which I did). What a great start to 2014! I’ve also enjoyed reading a lot of new year’s posts and wrap-up entries, and I’ve already finished a book in the new year, so I know this will be a productive year for me book-wise.
Sophiesphere / My posts for the week.
- I thought The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley was a nice mystery read with a unique protagonist.
- I signed up for Reread January but no progress yet, gulp...
- I barely remembered December but wrote a post on it, what??
- It was a new year, and I summed up my three months’ worth of blog stats plus made new year’s resolutions.
- I was completely blown away by how good Toms River by Dan Fagin was – best “environmental thriller” I’ve read! Oh, and Dan Fagin retweeted my review, no big deal. (OMGOMGOMG!)
- I ranted about how my methods of choosing books have changed throughout the years.
Blogosphere / Posts that caught my eye in the book blogging world.
- Asti @ A Bookish Heart discussed the fears of starting a blog and how to conquer those fears.
- Betty @ Book Rock Betty shared 30 hilarious search engine terms from her blog in 2013.
- Bookmammal finally opened a Goodreads account and wanted to know if and how you’re using Goodreads.
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters talked about 10 annoying things in YA books that she doesn’t ever want to read about again.
- Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness came up with specific ways of reducing her TBR pile in 2014.
- Sherry @ Semicolon listed the 12 best adult fiction books she read in 2013.
- The Five-Eyed Bookworm has only completed one book series EVER, and decided to tackle several book series in the new year.
Papersphere / The catch-all for all other paper or book-related news I found interesting.
- A look back at sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov’s predictions about 2014 in 1964. We can’t live up to such high expectations, Professor Asimov!
- If you’re still in that post-holidays hangover mode, here’s a neat Sudoku sans numbers holiday puzzle for you!
- Publishers Weekly’s top 10 library news of 2013.
- Sherlock Holmes is no longer covered by U.S. copyright law.
- Two accounts of how e-books are changing our reading experience.
How was your week? Did you find anything interesting in your spheres that you want to share? Let me know!