Tiny Navajo Reads: Top Ten Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019

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January 14, 2020 by TinyNavajo

Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is an interesting one…bookish discoveries of 2019. Now, Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl states this can be anything bookish, so we’ll see what exactly I come up with.

  • My favourite bookmark. I may have stated this in the past, but I don’t normally use bookmarks on the conventional type. I would use everything from dollar bills to receipts to dog-earring the page. I don’t much anymore, because I check out a more books from the library than I used to, so I don’t want to damage the book. So, I use a bookmark that I received from a pen-pal in Germany and it’s super cute!
  • The “Reader” feature on WordPress. This is going to sound really stupid, but the “Reader” feature on WordPress is starting to become my best friend when it comes to reading posts from other book bloggers. I didn’t read, and thus didn’t interact, with a lot of book bloggers in the past. But now I do and now I interact with the book community more. Not much more, but more.
  • Using my library. This will sound really stupid, because I work in a library and have worked in a library for over the past four years, but this past year I have checked out more books from the library than I have since I was about 8 years old and went to the library nearly every day during summer vacation!
  • Overdrive/Libby. I love using Overdrive/Libby for audiobooks and ebooks! Ever since I transferred to a library with a longer commute, I have developed a huge love for Overdrive/Libby! I’m able to download and listen to so many books as I’m driving now and I fricken’ love it!
  • Creating library programs. I knew I would love and enjoy this from the few times I was able to do this while working at my old library, but now that I’m full time and basically the only one creating programs for my current library, I’m loving it so much more! I love creating fun, inventive, and education programs for kids and teens and letting them create while learning at the same time!
  • Kind of new to me author, Paolo Bacigalupi. I had two of his books already, which I read and enjoyed years ago, but I recently found two others towards the end of 2019 that I’m eager to try. They both sound fantastic and I’m excited to see where his writing takes me.

Honestly, this is all I can think of at the moment that really stand out to me as my top bookish discoveries of 2019. It may not be a lot, but they are the brightest spots of book-related things. What were you bookish discoveries of 2019? What made them so great to you? Comment below and let me know!

13 thoughts on “Tiny Navajo Reads: Top Ten Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019

  1. lydiaschoch says:

    The Reader feature on WordPress sounds super handy. I didn’t even know it exists!

    My TTT .

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    • TinyNavajo says:

      Yeah, I’m just realizing what an amazing source this is and it’s built right into the WordPress sight! It’s awesome!

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    • TinyNavajo says:

      I know right!? It’s so good, and it just right there when you first type in wordpress.com. So conveinet, and I actually end up reading a few posts before working on my own now, rather than just going straight to my own sites.

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  2. WordPress has some great features for discovering other blogs, especially other blogs with similar content of those that you already read. I love using that to try to find new bookish blogs. :3

    I actually started working at my library last year, and now I basically just live there. I’m forever there. I absolutely LOVE Overdrive, though. So convenient and easier to get books that my small library doesn’t have.

    Here’s my TTT post.

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    • TinyNavajo says:

      If I could, I most likely would live in the library. I love my library, and my new location where I’m working is so small and wonderful and I love it and the people and I just love my library! I sincerely wish everyone could have a local library, but not everyone is able to access one and it makes me a little sad…

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      • It definitely makes me sad, too, especially knowing how much my local libraries have meant to me and my daughter. There are a lot of people around here, too, that have a library and just don’t know how much we can help them with (or that it’s at no cost to them, too).

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      • TinyNavajo says:

        I know! And I think part of it too is that people are in a bit of a rut of (books are dying why go to the library) with all the digital leaps and bounds over the years. But if people would just come in, they would see how much we can help with the digital and still have books!

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  3. jtenebrae says:

    New library opened up by me and it’s been wonderful to use it. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/01/top-ten-tuesday-011420.html

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    • TinyNavajo says:

      Keep on using it, that’s how the city knows that it’s a welcome resource! This way, your local library also gets more money which will continue to make it a better resource!

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  4. Jana T says:

    First of all, I can’t believe you would dog-ear books 😲 But I won’t hold it against you. Congrats on all of your discoveries!

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    • TinyNavajo says:

      I know I know…I don’t dog ear books much anymore, unless it’s a really REALLY old book I got from the secondhand store, and even then if I have a piece of paper nearby I’ll use that has a bookmark instead. And these are all wonderful discoveries and I’m excited to see what the new year will bring me bookwise!

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  5. I love my library! And I just discovered the Libby app, too. So far, I’ve used it for audiobooks, but I need to explore it more and see what else it can do.

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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    • TinyNavajo says:

      Libby if flippin’ fantastic for audiobooks! I use that more than I do Overdrive and that’s because they make it so easy with audiobooks! And with the long commute that I have to work, I’m able to listen to a LOT of audiobooks! Libby gets a lot of use from me 🙂

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