Hello everybody! Another month went by! This week I’m happy to say that I managed to post a new discussion AND a new review, this time is The Mercury Fountain by Eliza Factor. Right now I’m reading Behind the Dream, and I realized how little I know about Martin Luther King, but I guess it’s normal when you don’t grow in USA. Don’t get me wrong, I know the basics (general culture) but not a lot of details, and this books is showing me them. Also this week I learned about 3 new websites related to books:
Read the Nobels: I talk about this one in this week’s discussion, but I wanted to give them a little bit more of ink (or bits actually). I find it so lovely that is a communal blog dedicated to reading the Nobel Laureates. Is like a super long term book club J. I sent my application and got in!!! I shared my review on Saramago’s “Death with Interruptions”.
World Book Night: I learned about this site through the latest post of Books are my Boyfriends. I think the idea is quite nice; World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across the world to spread the joy and love of reading on April 23. Such a busy day April 23, Earth day, Book Day in Canada, International Day of Spanish language and now WBN. I will try to join the movement next year, and read one of the selected books. For now, most of their public is on the United States, but on the day (or night) itself, you have access to the international network.
BookCrossing: Now this is a great idea! You are supposed to share your books as much as possible, to “free” them. I try to do this as much as I can, recommending books, lending my books to others. That said, I don’t think I will be able to send the books “into the wild” as they put it, since I can’t just leave a poor book alone! But it is exciting to see if I find one around here. If I do find one, I promise I will release it back, after reading it off course. But for my books, I will keep the old way, lending them.
Also, yesterday the annual sale of my city’s libraries started! Books for 1 dollar a piece! I promised myself I wouldn’t buy more than 10 bucks this time, and my boyfriend will be there to make sure of it. I guess that’s all for this week book wise. Weather here has been a little bit crazy (we had snow on Friday!) but what are you going to do? It gives me an excuse to get inside my bed with a good book :)
Have a great week!