The Week’s Most Popular Posts: January 27-31, 2014

Let’s take a look back at the most popular posts from the week that was….

 

What we do, I think, is throw away the lists. Delete the anxiety-inducing, peer pressure-based apps. Break up with the social networks and the reading challenges and the book clubs we like attending because the people are great even though we never finish the books. We kick prescriptive reading plans to the curb. We remind ourselves that there are no “shoulds” in the reading life, that there are myriad reasons for reading, and that we can read whatever we want, whenever we want, for whatever reason floats our bookish boats.

From Throw Away Your TBR List: A Radical Reading (un)Plan by Rebecca Joines Schinsky

____________________

mug cozy2Mug Cozy: 1 hour

Pick a Pocket Cozies by Simply Notable

 

 

 

From Books To Listen To While You Knit (Plus Pattern Ideas) from Rachel Smalter Hall

____________________

3. “Personally, the books by which I have profited infinitely more than by any others have been those in which profit was a by-product of the pleasure; that is, I read them because I enjoyed them, because I liked reading them, and the profit came in as part of the enjoyment.”

Similar to the above, your reading should be a pleasurable experience. Granted, there’s some merit to slogging your way through certain books, but don’t make it a habit.

From Teddy Roosevelt’s 10 Rules For Reading by Jeremy Anderberg

____________________

Little Women is the story of four girls who, through personal setbacks and mistakes made within their relationships with the other girls in the group, learn, grow, and become women. (Except for Beth, of course. Alas, alack, poor Beth!)

Girls is the story of four girls who, through personal setbacks and mistakes made within their relationships with the other girls in the group, either remain the same and stagnate or regress ten giant steps backwards OR OR OR–and this is a writing feat I still can’t quite grasp–regress and stagnate at the exact same time.

From LITTLE WOMEN is NOT Like GIRLS by Kit Steinkellner

 

 

_________________________

Sign up for our newsletter to have the best of Book Riot delivered straight to your inbox every week. No spam. We promise.

To keep up with Book Riot on a daily basis, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, , and subscribe to the Book Riot podcast in iTunes or via RSS. So much bookish goodness–all day, every day.

A gift from us to you! Get free mismatched library socks with any purchase in the Book Riot Store while supplies last. Treat yourself (and your favorite elf). br_mismatched_rc
VIEW COMMENTS