• Books,  Findings

    Ebooks, Free Books

    Maybe not totally free books, but definitely very inexpensive books. This week’s Friday Findings highlights the insane discounts one can find by perusing the ebook shelves. I initially learned about the practice of discounting ebooks for a limited time when I was contacted to review The House on Seventh Street. The price of Williams’ ebook was lowered to $0.99 to celebrate the release of the audiobook. That struck me as amazing! Turns out, drastically cutting the prices of an ebook is common practice. 

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    4 Poets That Inspire

    April is National Poetry Month!! This week’s Friday Findings shares the work of four poets that inspire me. Two of the poets are contemporary writers and are still living. The other two poets wrote during the early 20th century. Accompanying a few facts about each poet is a poem that resonates strongly with me. Please share any poets or poems that inspire you in the comments!

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    Book Bloggers I Follow

    For this week’s Friday Findings, I decided to highlight book bloggers I follow. A few years ago I began to dive into the community side of book blogging. It was great to talk to other book lovers and connect over various bookish things. Check out these lovely ladies!

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    Millennials are reading more

    It may come as no surprise to fellow book lovers that books and libraries are important. What may be surprising is that Americans under 30 report reading more than adults over 30! Take that critics of the Millennial generation! An Atlantic article reports on a recent Pew survey of over 6,000 Americans. The findings are interesting and highlight the young generation’s appreciation for knowledge and information.

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    6 Enchanting Libraries from Film and TV

    Lists of the world’s most beautiful libraries are not hard to come by on the Internet. Everyone from Buzzfeed to Architectural Digest has curated their list of the most spectacular and breathtaking libraries. What about fictional libraries? We’ve all read books that describe a heavenly home for books where every volume you can imagine lives. We’ve built these libraries in our imaginations and sometimes they’ve been recreated for the screen. Of course the TV and film versions don’t always match our internal creation. Sometimes, though, what we see on the screen is simply stunning.

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    Surviving Quarterlife with Humor

    Over 2 million results come up when you search “quarter-life crisis,” making it a great market for self-help products. Addressing the quarter-life crisis comes in two forms – humor or typical self-help books. Sometimes you can get a bit of both. Samantha Payne tackles quarterlife with humor, but also graphics!

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    5 Reading Nooks

    Happy Friday!! How was your week? Do you have exciting weekend plans? This week’s Finding come from Pintrest. Did you know that Sitting in the Stacks has a Pintrest board? The board gets updated regularly with a myriad of finds from across the Internet. Check it out for photos of reading nooks, thoughts of book lovers, and so much more! The very first Writing Wednesday covered writing spots and the quirky habits of authors. But readers have special spots and interesting quirks, too! So this week…

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    Spring Poem for a Puddle Day

    In honor of the first day of spring happening this weekend, this week’s Friday Findings is a poem that makes me think of puddles, flowers, and sunshine smiles. I’ve adored this poem for ages. The poet, e.e. cummings, is a favorite. I adore cummings’ work so much, that I have a lavender filled, anti-stress teddy bear named e.e. 

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    Lost In a Book

    This week’s Friday Findings is brought to you by my search for new book blogs to read! Over the weekend I stumbled upon Aisling’s Beauty Bytes, a lifestyle blog based out of Ireland. Aisling books, beauty, and her life as a college student studying freelance journalism. Back in January, Aisling participated in a book blogging tag about reading habits.

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    Poet Joseph Campbell

    Poetry has been on my mind again lately, as I’m reviving my hope to publish an anthology. The creative juices have been flowing. I just need to go through the piles of poems I’ve written over the years, take the decent ones, edit and compile. Easier said than done, of course!