The Week’s Most Popular Posts: January 18 – 22, 2015

Let’s look back at the week that was, here on Book Riot:

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been planning new ways to get organized, start fresh, and begin the new year right… for about a month now. I have two new calendars, a fresh planner, blank notebook, and a list of doable resolutions. Last year, I resolved to read a certain number of books; this year, I’ve resolved not to care how many books I do or don’t read. And yet… a new year calls for a new reading resolution or bookish project, doesn’t it? Instead of racing to reach a reading goal, this year I’m going to take it slow. Here are a few books I plan on reading all year long.

from 5 Books to Read All Year by Emma Nichols

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Adele has a new album out, so obviously Book Riot’s immediate concern was “BUT WHAT BOOKS GO WITH EACH SONG?” So here are classic book pairings for every song on Adele’s “25.”

from Classic Book Pairings for Each Song on Adele’s “25” by Alice Burton

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from Book Fetish: Volume 191 by Rachel Manwill

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You’ve bought a book, and you’ve fallen in love. Or, your best friend’s first novel is coming out. How do you make sure as many people hear about these books you love or these authors you care about? I have a feeling, completely unquantifiable and unprovable but borne out by my own experience, that the more times someone hears about or sees a book, the more likely they are at least to check it out and see if it’s something they would enjoy. So all of the things below matter! They may seem like tiny things, and many of them are, but cumulatively, they make a difference. Many of them take seconds and most of them cost nothing. But if you want to put in serious money, time, creativity and commitment, there are options for those, too.

from 99 Ways to Spread the Word About a Book You Love by Claire Handscombe

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I confess I don’t love garage sales the way my great grandaunts did, partly due to the unnatural time of day they usually begin. But I can’t deny that some of my most beloved childhood toys came from garage sales, and I can’t deny my ancestry. For these reasons, I often find myself standing in thrift stores—the corporate cousin of the garage sale—over my lunch hour, panning for the second-hand gold that is an appealing used book. I have sometimes struck it rich. My last trip brought me copies of Neither Wolf Nor Dog (which is being made into film, in case you haven’t heard yet), The Time Traveler’s Wife, Joyland, The Red Tent, Dave Barry Is From Mars and Venus, andFunny Girl, all of which cost me less than ten bucks total. Plus, they were all legit books on my legit literary wish list.

from On Finding Bookish Treasure in Thrift Stores by Andy Browers

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© Chris Vector, used with permission

© Chris Vector, used with permission

 

from 10 Striking Portraits of Edgar Allan Poe by Kate Scott

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