Wednesday Web Wanderings
Another Wednesday filled with online bookish finds and delights - I wonder which one will catch your eye and make you pause....just for a minute?
Planning a vacation and you'd like to do something different, you just don't know quite what? Here's an excellent idea. Stay at an AirBnB with a bookish twist - in an old bookstore or library or just a retreat filled with books. Book Riot did some research to get you inspired. I've heard much about the bookshop in Scotland, but all these other options are a surprise to me. This one is West End Used Bookstore in Wilmington, VT.
The inaugural Ripped Bodice Romance book awards were given out recently. I guess there has been some controversy in the Romance fiction award arena lately and this is a welcome time to introduce a new award.
Booktube - an offshoot of YouTube, is filled with hundreds of vloggers who make videos about all things bookish. Much like YouTube, it's not hard to get sucked down the rabbit hole of videos - it's just that these are all about books. I've found that many (most?) are younger people, mostly women. I think there might be an opportunity for someone of a more ...... mature age :) We'll see.
Harry Potter fan? Here's a fun video conversation between Daniel Radcliffe and JK Rowling.
There are many lists of books that will become movies or TV shows this year. While this list doesn't claim to be definitive, it's plenty long! One I'm looking forward to in March in Reese Witherspoon in Little Fires Everywhere.
A friend showed me one of these fabulous bookmarks and I had to have one (and I bought a few as gifts). Made locally in Washington, the bookmarks are all of wood with laser engraved designs or cutouts - there are lots of designs from which to choose. Mitercraft - bookmarks can be personalized, have quotes, city skylines, animals, cutouts, floral designs, and more. Mine is like this.
The New York Public Library (NYPL) is celebrating its 125th birthday this year by creating and sharing a list of its recommended 125 books (for adults) published over that time. It seems like a good way to celebrate such a long existence.
Hope you found something worthwhile, amusing, or interesting in this collection of web links. If you come across something interestingly bookish to share, please email me the link or put it in the comments below.