I got a nice little stack of books in the mail this week, and when I went to set them on my (upcoming) TBR shelf, I had a little shock: there were six books I received during the end-of-the-year Cybils rush that I never got around to reading and reviewing. I hereby vow to read and review these...well, soon. Very soon. Promise.
Here are some that have been lingering on my shelf, that I have somehow forgotten to read and review (oh dear!):
I registered as media for BookExpo yesterday. I'm terribly excited and terribly nervous. It's one thing to go to BookExpo in Chicago; I know Chicago. It's another to go to...New York City. Whew. I don't know NYC. I looked up hotels and checked out flights. Just for grins, I looked into staying at the Library Hotel. Mighty pricey. But oh-so cool for all of us bookish types. Maybe one night?
Are you planning to go to BookExpo?
I ran across a crazy article on banished words last week. Every year Lake Superior State University makes a list of words that it is asking to banish because of "mis-use, overuse, and general uselessness."
I'm apparently so out of it that some (lots) of these words are completely unknown to me. Do you know about a dadbod? How about on fleek? Listicle?
The ones I do know are appropriately annoying, so I concur with LSSU (if concur is still an un-banished word) about guestimate and historic. Even though I'm not horribly familiar with 831, I agree that when you tell someone you love them you shouldn't use numbers.
What would you put on a list of banished words?
What I'm Reading
How about you? Are you reading anything good today?
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.
It is now being hosted here.
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.