I did the popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge. I ended up finishing 2/3 of the required categories. And – if truth be told – I put some books in multiple categories.
NOT THIS TIME!
I am going to read 41 books for this popsugar 2016 Reading Challenge.
And I’ve joined fellow readers to join me on Facebook.
Come join me! I’ve all ready read 2 books. I’m working on #3. Review to be posted soon.
I love love love love independent bookstores. The messiness. The book smell – old and new. And the people who frequent such stores are AWESOME!
One of my favorite bookstores was found in Kailua in Oahu. The spousal unit and I stumbled across this little gem while wandering the streets of Kailua.
And, yes, it does look like the picture above. New books. Old books. Some on shelves. Some on the floor. Some on seats. I watched the proprietor as she wandered purposefully through the aisles grabbing books for customers. “Um, there’s this book about a tiger in the sea and a guy…” Zoom – off to a random bookshelf to grab Life of Pi. “I want a really good book for my four year old.” Zoom – off to the other end of the store to grab a Mo Willems book.
If you are in Kailua (or Oahu at all) – I would make this a destination. It’s worth it.
I have to be honest – I haven’t seen any of these books on our shelves in my neck of the woods. And a few of these look amazing.
Telegraph informs us of the top 10 in the UK.
Anyone seen these? Read them?
Given my busy schedule, I pledged to read 20 books in the last year. I did that – by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin.
I read a number of picture books and a few longer novels. Nearly all of them received a 4 or 5 star recommendation from me. One did not.
To see my books, check out my Goodreads page.