Bethany A. Jennings at @simmeringmind asked this question this week on Instagram and her observations resonated so powerfully with me that I decided to discuss it further in this week's "Coffee With Yaasha." In this digital age, we can feel pressured to read, post, review, bookstagram... instead of just reading. Check out Bethany's story and my follow-up story:
Do you feel like social media has overcomplicated reading? If so, how do you distance yourself so that you can enjoy the benefits both of being part of the bookish community and reading just for pure enjoyment?
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My apologies if you've been following HIDDEN FACE and are awaiting Episode 10. This past week got out of hand for me, but expect the next installment on Friday, as usual.
Here's a peace offering: 10 words that every book-nerd should now add to their vocabulary to impress their friends. You're welcome.
1. It's torture to wait for the next book in the series to come out.
Whether you've waited in line for your copy, pre-ordered months ahead of time, or simply sat around re-reading the previous books and biting your nails with impatience, you know the feeling.
Books are an obvious choice for book-lovers, but when you want something a little different (or you're pretty sure your intended recipient has read every book on the planet), here are seven unique ideas.
My 7 Favorite Quotes from Speculative Fiction Books, Movies, and Television Shows
Some of my favorite quotes are funny, but a number of them fall in line with my #TruthInFiction philosophy, which posits that sometimes it takes a story to tell us some deep truth in a way that is more powerful and more memorable than simply saying, "This is true."
And yes, you'll notice that the Lord of the Rings and Doctor Who show up more than once. That should tell you something about them.
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