… or just welcome if you’re new here. I’ve realised that I see a lot of book-related things around the internet that I enjoy each week and want to share them with you. This maybe books I’ve read, not read, blog posts I’ve enjoyed, or book-related articles. I’ll also include books I’ve discovered this week and would like to read in the future.
I hope you enjoy this post and let me know what your favourite bookish thing from the week was in the comments below!
This week I found a gorgeous article on libraries. If you love reading about libraries, I highly recommend The Library Book by Susan Orlean. I also read a fun article about the books featured in the film Clueless. I’m currently learning how to write good image descriptions to add them to my Twitter images and my blog. I’ve featured an article by the RNIB that I found useful. Image descriptions are critical for people who rely on screen readers to know what an image features and I strongly encourage you to do the same.
Image credit: Matt Dorfman
The blog post that stood out to me this week featured on Linda’s Book Bag. The article is about the newly launched Epoch Press. They’re independent and will be publishing a literary journal three times a year. The journal will feature creative non-fiction. As a huge non-fiction fan, I am very excited for this unique journal and have supported their Kickstarter campaign. You can do the same here.
I am trying to broaden my booktube horizons otherwise I will just feature the same three people week after week. This week, I’ve found two new booktubers.
My poor TBR. I’ve added another four books this week, two of which are new and two that have been out for a while.
I am obsessed with the character Celeste from Animal Crossing. This week I went in search of Celeste-themed goods on Etsy, and found a super cute bookmark.
I’ve started reading more and more flash fiction lately as I can read it while I’m taking a break from work. My favourite this week was The Fortune Teller’s Daughter by Jenny Wong.
I’m not sure if I’ll have courses and applications to feature every week but I am excited to share these new discoveries with you.
- I’ve recently discovered a love for poetry but I don’t necessarily know how to read it. I found a course being run by FutureLearn called ‘Poetry: How to Read a Poem‘, which is just what I need. The course is free for the first six weeks (it is a four week course) and starts on 17th August 2020. You can join in here.
- I sometimes find it hard to read blocks of text on a screen (such as a monitor, laptop etc.) and was on the lookout for a new app to help. I did some research and came across Spreed. It is a browser add-on that presents words to you one at a time so you stay focussed and reduces eye-movement, so you can read faster. It’s a bit difficult to explain, but you can find out more on the Spreed website.
- My absolute favourite find this week is a feature of the app Pocket. Pocket is a bookmarking tool which you can use in a browser or on your phone or tablet. I’ve used it on and off for years, but rediscovered it recently when looking to collate content for this blog post. But that’s not the exciting thing. On the phone app, you can select an article and convert it to an audio file! This is perfect for when you want to multi-task, prefer listening to reading, or have sight loss. This is a free feature on a free app – I absolutely recommend downloading it.
Don’t forget to let me know in the comments what your favourite bookish discovery of the week is!
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Wishing you a bookish week,