Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ten Bookish Thingers You Should Follow


Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is Ten Bookish People You Should Follow On Twitter/Instagram/Youtube/Snapchat/Facebook, etc. I'm mixing it up a little and including blogs and podcasts because that's what works for my list.

1. The Dear Bitches, Smart Authors Podcast (listed in iTunes as DBSA)
The accompanying site Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is a fantastic resource for romance readers, but the podcast, I would argue, is great for anyone. They do talk about romance novels a lot, but they also discuss feminist issues, ebooks, libraries, diversity in fiction, interesting women in history, and more. Their author interviews are great - last week they interviewed Emily Nagoski, author of Come As You Are, a new well-reviewed book about female sexuality.

2. The Perpetual Page-Turner
Jamie is a contributor of The Broke and the Bookish, which hosts Top 10 Tuesdays and which you should also read, but I've really fallen in love with her blog recently. She reviews a lot of books of the sort that I read (lots of YA in there!) and she recently published 12 Reasons I Am Totally in Love With My Library, which is the best (and most thorough) piece of library PR I've seen in a while, and she's not even a librarian. Of course I shared it with my coworkers who also loved it.

3. The Readers Podcast
This fortnightly podcast is hosted by Simon of Savidge Reads and Thomas of Hogglestock, and together their reading tastes are very wide-ranging and I really like listening to their conversations about books and reading. I've gotten some great recommendations from this show, but be warned that Simon is British so the books he talks about aren't always available here (or at least not yet.)

4. Vlogbrothers on YouTube
John Green is the author of some amazing teen books such as The Fault In Our Stars, and Hank is adorable (I'm pretty sure that is his actual job.) They are both super smart and educational and fun. I don't actually watch their videos enough because I'm not a big video-watcher and very forgetful. So here's a reminder to me to watch more of their videos, stat!

5. Elizabeth McCracken
I loooove her books but she is also pretty funny and entertaining on Twitter.

6. The Bloggess
She has her blog, obviously, but is also on Twitter and Instagram, so whatever you prefer will work.

7. Books on the Nightstand
This podcast is hosted by Ann and Michael who both work for a publisher so some of their recommendations are waaay before publication. Which is totally cool with me. I like that the show is pretty short (like a half hour) and broken down in segments. They're sponsored by audiobooks.com so every episode starts with a review of an audiobook, which I really like.

8. EarlyWord
The blog to read if you want to be on top of all the hot books. It's intended for librarians, to help us make sure we're ordering the right things - forthcoming releases, unexpectedly hot titles, books being made into movies - and I find the frequent short posts very helpful, not just as a librarian, but as a book lover.

9. Forever Young Adult
If you're an adult and you like to read teen books, this blog was made for you. They post really really frequently and there's a lot of tv content (which I'm not a fan of) but I love their book posts!

10. Ms.shelved
There's this awesome new vlog on which two librarians talk about books. The episodes are pretty short so it doesn't take up much of your time and you'll leave with some great book recommendations and, hopefully, food for thought. Ok, one of the librarians is me and we only have two episodes so far, but I think it's going to be a lot of fun!

So that's my list. What do you think of these choices? Who else should I be following?

1 comment:

IloveHeartlandX said...

I love Jamie's blog too.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/top-ten-tuesday-51/