|As always, this feature brought to you by the fabulous Broke and Bookish Blog!|
10. Lending Library Shelf
|Notably, I have yet to make any significant headway in The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy|
9. Roomy Purse
I went nearly 25 years without consistently carrying a purse, always stuffing my wallet and keys (and eventually phone) into the pockets and purses of my friends and family. Interestingly, this habit was apparently an irritating one, and I also discovered that books I carried about were much more likely to get lost without the security of my more responsible friends' handbags. So, alas, the time came for adulthood, and a real, roomy bag. Now, I can carry BOOKS! And, you know, my own keys and stuff.
|Anyone who has encountered me in real life in the last month is shaking their head knowingly and thinking "She cannot stop talking about that purse"|
This is for the stealthy book seekers among you - sometimes a scrap of paper and a pen isn't handy, and if I see a title/cover/author that intrigues me, wherever I am I surreptitiously snap a photo and it's much faster and sneaker than any other way. Later, I can scroll through my pictures and see all the books I want to check out.
|This habit did not seem as creepy in my head as it does aloud.|
Reading requires stamina! If I don't have a hot beverage or hot soup or snack crackers or something, I could become fatigued and faint mid-narrative.
|Image credit to Rae at The Keep Calm-O-Matic|
For us bloggers, keeping organized - who has a post due, whose social media promotion is coming up - is a matter of synchronizing calendars, and no joke, Google Calendar does it best.
|Pictured: Google, according to my imagination slash the Internet|
As newbie bloggers, we wanted to become part of the YA blogging community, and the biggest welcome and warmest reception we got was from participating in hosted features (like this TTT!) We love seeing other bloggers' takes on the topics at hand, and it's been a lot of fun getting to know other writers!
4. Milk Crates
Bookshelves make great display cases for a book collection, but they are not particularly mobile, as I discovered this summer while travelling for two months to Georgia. A milk crate, on the other hand, can be stacked like a shelf and also be instantaneously converted into an easy-to-carry box. Multifunctional!
|Also does triple-duty as lighting!|
Sometimes I get aggressively passionate about books. Post-Its are a gentle way of marking up all the passages that make me swoon and stare and shout out, without completely destroying the book (although, admittedly...I do that anyway.) Anyone who has seen my law school textbooks will agree that my "tabbing" habit may be out of control...
Sometimes a book gives you too many feels. Too many feels to speak. That's when you need a hug, specifically a hug from a fluffy friend, who passes no judgment but will probably get fur on your clothing.
|LOOK AT MY DOG. LOOK AT HER FLUFF.|
I know, I know...It's not super fun and wild. It's sort of an anticlimatic end to the list. But it's dead useful. And I've never been able to see at once all the books I've read. I wish I had used this forever! I've been resisting the temptation to add all the books I remember reading and only add the ones I've read after I started using the app. It's an excuse to re-read my favorites :)