Category: Memes

Five Incredible Bookstores & Libraries You May Want to Include in Your Travel Plans

Five Incredible Bookstores & Libraries You May Want to Include in Your Travel Plans

Lets talk about something other than books themselves. Lets talk about the places that hold books.  You know, there are a lot of really interesting, amazing bookstores and libraries in the world.  I’m not the type of traveller that would specifically go looking for a library on vacation (my love of history fills up my itinerary enough) but I definitely appreciate some of these beautiful, bookish places. Librairie Avant-Garde Nanjing, China The Library Avant-Garde is located in an underground parking lot, reclaimed by books.  This site was at one time a bomb shelter, then later a parking lot, all before […]

Posted October 16, 2018 in Memes // 18 Comments //
Hello, I Read Books

Hello, I Read Books

Have you ever found yourself faced with explaining your love of books to a non-reader? I feel like sometimes being a reader is like having this weird, underground hobby.  Most people don’t walk around talking about “OMG I just read this amazing book”.  It’s not like movies where people talk about what they saw last weekend, or people shouting out the current Sox score throughout the work day.  Reading is a private thing. So… how do you turn the conversation to your passion?  Do you even try? For myself, there are two ways to all about books (short of being […]

Posted October 12, 2018 in Memes // 8 Comments //
My Ten Favorite Book Subjects (The Data Speaks!)

My Ten Favorite Book Subjects (The Data Speaks!)

Hi all! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the longest books you’ve ever read.  While this is a great topic, it’s very similar to The Mountain Book Tag which I did earlier this year, so rather than repeat content, I thought I’d bring you a different top ten… one of my very own. This week, I want to talk about my top 10 book tags!  This isn’t in regard to Book Tags in the traditional sense… these are subject tags I use on my LibraryThing account.  For all the books I’ve read, I go through and tag them with […]

Posted October 9, 2018 in Memes // 17 Comments //
A Very Brief History of the Horror Genre

A Very Brief History of the Horror Genre

One of my best friends loves horror. Every Halloween, he likes to dress up as Michael Myers from the Halloween movie.  When he does this, he’s totally in character and creepy.  You can’t ask the guy where the extra bags of candy are because he just stares at you behind that creepy mask and says… nothing… ever.  Until Halloween is over. I haven’t seen him dress up in a couple years (I believe his four-year-old is not crazy about the costume, and she’s daddy’s girl), but when I think of horror, I always think of him. Universally, I think a few things come to […]

Posted October 5, 2018 in Memes // 7 Comments //
The Stats Problem

The Stats Problem

I am one of those bloggers that can’t stop looking at her stats. Really.  When I click to get to my dashboard, I go though the main site and click the bar graph for stats on my WordPress top bar to get to the backend stuff.  Every single time I visit my blog, whether to reply to comments, update something behind the scenes, or write a new post… I look at my stats. It’s a terrible habit, but one I’m not alone in doing. I think that our obsession with statistics directly correlates with our cultural need to define our success […]

Posted September 28, 2018 in Blogging, Memes // 8 Comments //
The Selection Debacle:  A Timeless Reminder to Be Respectful to Each Other

The Selection Debacle: A Timeless Reminder to Be Respectful to Each Other

How many of you remember The Great Selection Debacle of 2012? I think all this probably happened before many folks in my corner started book blogging, but I’m sure there’s a handful of you who have heard about it.  I bring this up again not because of any particular incident, nor because I think people should burn everything written by Kiera Cass (I’ve read the first three Selection books twice).  I bring it up because I think it’s important to remember the effects of disrespecting one another’s place in this community. So gather ’round, loves.  Pull up a chair and get […]

Posted September 14, 2018 in Memes // 9 Comments //