Recently went to my local Books A Million store and boy was it a bit eye-opening! Take a look and see why!
Author: John Guillen
Video: Why does Barnes and Noble do this!?
I know I disappeared for a bit. I had shoulder surgery in April. Then my home repairs took nearly a month to complete. But that’s in the past.
Today’s video is about Barnes and Noble and their attempt to dissuade shoppers from buying books there. You probably read that and thought it was a typo, but no! Watch and you’ll see.
TBR books I’m excited to read
My to be read (TBR) shelf took a major hit last year due to my reading and slowly I’ve added more and more to it once again. Some of these are newly owned and some aren’t. Which books are on your TBR shelf waiting to be read?
How do I decide which books to buy?
I was wandering my local Barnes and Noble on Sunday when I was asked this question. I thought about it. Then thought some more and realized I have no idea.
That’s only partially true. If I’m reading a series I’m enjoying, then I just continue. There’s the Amazon list of 100 books everyone should read. Sometimes there’s a ton of hype surrounding a book. Some are heavily recommended. And most rarely I’ll just find myself in the bookstore waiting for something to catch my eye. All this to say I have no set way of deciding which books to buy. This likely explains why I have so many books I haven’t yet read. I buy them in a moment of interest and then once the moment passes, so does my willingness to read them.
How do you decide which books to buy?
Half Price Books Mini Haul #2
My second mini haul recently. I may need to stop spending all my money at the bookstore. 😳 Which books have you bought recently?
Top Five Wednesday: Incorrect Ratings
Top Five Wednesday is hosted by…I have no idea. But you can find the Goodreads group here. Today’s topic is incorrect ratings, which is essentially about reading a book and realizing no one agrees with you.
Which books fall into this category for you?
Half Price Books Mini Haul
Recently went to my local store and somehow managed to make it out without buying the entire store. Have you bought any new books recently?
“The Hill We Climb” out today
During the inauguration of President Joe Biden Amanda Gorman just about stunned all of us with her inaugural poem. It was the first time (myself included) many had heard her name. As announced shortly after her reading, her inaugural poem is now available in book form today. Talking to someone last night I realized I don’t read poetry. But there’s no specific reason why I don’t. Amanda may just change that when a collection of her poems released later this year.
Do you have a favorite poet or poetry collection?
Dr. Fauci to be featured in children’s book!
It was announced last week that real life superhero Dr. Fauci will be featured in a forthcoming children’s book to be released this summer, and I’m here for it!
What are your thoughts?
Barnes and Noble is releasing a new Nook device! Does it matter?
Last week it was announced just about everywhere that BN would be releasing a new Nook device in collaboration with Lenovo. Main question: does it make any difference right now? Tell me what you think.