Bookish news on the web this week - 27 June 2015


Reading

Reading Aesthetic: Where Do You Read?
Jonathan Streeter for Book Riot
“Being thoughtful and self-aware far beyond the common man, readers are often also a self-conscious bunch. We appreciate fine syntax, diction, and a place suitable to consume it, while being keenly aware of what we look like doing it and the image we in fact, would like to present. ”

What To Read After Harry Potter
Megan Quibel for the Guardian
“Still mourning the end of the Harry Potter series? So are we. Here are The Book Addicted Girl’s top recommended books for people who love Harry Potter and are in need of their next magic fix!”

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction
Gabe Bergado for mic.com
“They tend to be more empathetic toward others. / It's not news that reading has countless benefits [...] / Researchers compared the brains of people after they read to the brains of people who didn't read. The brains of the readers [...] showed more activity in certain areas than those who didn't read.”

Pre-Teen And Young Adult Book Reviews
Powered By Books
New mother–daughter bloggers of books for pre-teens and young adults, particularly those that contain strong female characters.

Bookshops

21 Ways To Sustain Independent Bookshops
Debbie Young for ALLi
This article is aimed at indie authors, but it contains some excellent advice that we can all follow to help keep our independent bookshops viable. “It’s all too easy for indie authors to assume that independent bookstores and bookshops aren’t interested in self-published books, that it’s not worth building up a relationship with them, or that it’s simply too difficult. Not true! To mark Independent Booksellers’ Week, here are 21 ways to support your local independent bookshop – and most of them won’t cost you a penny. The more of these you do, the better friends you will become with your local bricks-and-mortar store, and the more likely they will be to stock your books.”

 



Over to You – Comment and Share!

  • Lorna says:

    Oh, I am going to get Kate some of the Harry Potter type books. I’ve heard of Rick Riordan and have him on the list but hadn’t heard of others, cheers.

    28 Jun 2015 12:07:42


  • Clare says:

    I hadn’t heard of most of them either, but will try one or two for myself! Let me know if Kate finds an author she likes and I'll listen to her recommendation.

    30 Jun 2015 21:30:49


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