3 bookish things

I have been in a bit of a reading slump. I finished an audio book but haven’t been able to settle into a print or ebook lately. I did a big book purge and hauled away three boxes of books yesterday so I have lots of open space on my shelves. As part of my #usewhatyouhave goal I would like to re-shelf my books without adding too many more over the next 6 months. (American Marriage made the KEEP pile and I hope it is the book to break my slump.)

But, if you are looking for book suggestions, here are three of my favorite sources.

Have I shared Tale Away? I’m not sure how I found it but if you are looking for books set in specific countries, this is the place to go.

Whitney is another reader to follow. She has a monthly reading challenge that focuses on reading the books you own. I enjoyed her recent trip to New York City via Instagram. Now I have a bunch of new places I want to visit in that city.

Finally, my own public library is the best. There are now 50 branches and a very active Mobile Library bringing reading to our corner of the world. In the summer I love going to pick up my holds because I always run into families from school and it makes my heart sing to know library visits are part of their summer routines.

Visiting Carole today for my 3 things lists.

9 thoughts on “3 bookish things

  1. I recently rediscovered my library after using it a lot as a child. The availability of ebooks and audiobooks has really been wonderful, especially because I don’t actually have to go to the library to borrow them!

    Thanks for sharing your links!

  2. Thanks for the resources’ tips… being a retired public librarian, it always makes me smile when folk extol the virtues of this iconic American resource for EVERYONE! Plan to check out Whitney…tho’ most of the books I own I have read. Enjoy your summer reads.
    Cheers~
    PS. An American Marriage is on my TBR!

  3. Another thanks for the link to Whitney! I’ve been borrowing ebooks from my library, but recently visited the library to take out some *real* books – it was so nice to be back inside that building and I’m enjoying reading a book-book rather than my Kindle for a change.

  4. I can’t recommend the public library enough! And I also think Good Reads is an excellent source for book recommendations – it’s how I see what all of my friends are reading.

  5. I would be lost without my library … and I love Whitney! Right now, most of my own it/need to read it titles are on audio … and I keep putting them behind the books I’m getting from the library. (btw – I listened to American Marriage and I thought the narration was excellent)

  6. Last winter I went through all the books in the house and gave quite a few to the library. They either shelve them or sell them at their annual used books sale. I decided that the books on my shelf now have to earn the right to be there! Also I don’t want to own more books than we can shelve. So far so good. I hope you are over the hump of the reading slump.

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