I’m in the process of manuscript-writing this weekend – although it’s only a small part of the actual paper, it’s my first time doing this so I’m super nervous about showing it to my boss. Deadline: today. Using HabitRPG to be productive, but it’s kinda backfiring because, well, I’M STILL ONLINE. D: (Just got to Level 2, yippee!)
- I didn’t like This Is Not an Accident by April Wilder because I didn’t get the humor and it was just weird.
- I really enjoyed Digital Fortress by Dan Brown because it had dramatic plot twists and a detailed backstory; I’m still not bored of it after re-reading it multiple times throughout the years.
- I thought Dangerous by Shannon Hale had an unfocused plot and inconsistent characters; I had high expectations for a Shannon Hale work and I was disappointed.
- I liked Lunch by Megan Elias once I started treating it like a research paper, and it had tons and tons of food descriptions that made my stomach jealous.
- Katie @ Doing Dewey read What Is Relativity? by Jeffrey Bennett and was “shocked by how well the author made complicated ideas intuitive and understandable.” I’m in the middle of this book right now, and I completely agree with Katie.
- Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness discussed making a book list and the paradox of choice. This is my life right here, guys.
- Lesley @ Books and Beautiful World described The Humans by Matt Haig as “[a] book that will tug on not only the heartstrings, but also on the mind, with its thoughtfulness and emotion.” This was one of my favorite books read in 2013, so I’m glad she enjoyed it too!
- Nikki @ The Paper Sea described Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein as “a book you must experience, that [she] will preach until [she’s] blue in the face.” Can’t wait to read this one!
- Rachel @ Parajunkee discussed the perfect color scheme for your blog. So PB obviously has a feel of “sophistication and creativity,” right? Right??
- Rinn @ Rinn Reads noticed that non-fiction has been neglected in the blogosphere and shared some of her favorite non-fiction books. I’m glad for Nonfiction November and Katie’s Non-fiction Fridays because non-fiction book blogs occupy a substantial portion of my blog-surfing time.
- Sarah @ The Aroma of Books wrote a beautiful poem that you should all go check out!
- 12 books that end mid-sentence, aka 12 books that I’ll never read because they’ll drive me crazy…
- In celebration of Grammar Day, here’s a Wordoku. These things always baffle me.
- Jim C. Hines talked about using HabitRPG, “a habit-tracking and To Do List app in the form of a role-playing game.” I’m already addicted. Geeks, unite!
- Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda won Canada Reads 2014! I never got to read the Canada Reads nominations like I wanted to, but hopefully I’ll at least get to read The Orenda this year.
- “Overheard in X Elevator” twitter accounts lead to book deals and cancellation of book deals when said account owner was discovered to not be in X elevator. @GSElevator (Goldman Sachs) and @CondeElevator (Vogue, GQ, etc.) are both hilarious though.
- Pat Rothfuss held a photo contest for pictures of his books in weird settings, and this post is quite entertaining.
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