Weekend Reads | Links I Love for Week 51 | 12.21.18
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’re finding time to get some joy from the season without being too overwhelmed. (I still have shopping to do, so…) I’m taking all of next week off and hope to see the fam, take a lot of book pics, get ahead of blog posts, go to Orange Theory, and otherwise leave the house as little as possible. This week’s links include an upcoming bookish podcast, killer boots, more justification for visiting bookstores and buying too many books, and influencing trends.
Podcast recommendation of the week: Sarah’s Book Shelves Live! My internet friend Sarah is taking her blog to a podcast. Each week she’ll have a guest and ask them to share two old books they loved, two new books they loved, a book they hated, and an upcoming release they’re excited about. I genuinely can’t get enough of book recommendation pods, so I’m happy to have a new one to add to my list!
Michelle Obama’s boots are giving me everything I need this Christmas.
In case you need some justification, there are some pretty compelling reasons as to why you should surround yourself with more books than you’ll ever need.
Bookstagrammers are doing their part to save Independent Bookstores! I know that whenever I go to a new city, I like to visit a new to me indie bookstore, both to photograph and to make a purchase. Ebooks are great and all but nothing will ever replace the feeling of holding a book in my hands.
Remember when Kim Kardashian was the only mainstream person that “was famous for no reason”? Aspiring influencers are posting fake sponsored content on Instagram with the hopes that brands will notice them and actually sponsor them. I think that if there is a market for it, there's no fault in hustling and trying to legally get paid. I know there is a certain skill that goes into marketing yourself, taking photos, and building a following. What gets me are the teenagers are inspiring to be influencers and the ones that already are. Is there an influencer bubble? When will it burst?
OMG I JUST REMEMBERED BIRD BOX IS OUT ON NETFLIX TODAY. Bird Box was the post apocalyptic debut novel by Josh Malerman about a mysteries threat that causes people to commit suicide when they see it. I know what I’m doing this weekend!! Eeee
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