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!