Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts is a weekly meme hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous that works well for my scattered mind.
- In case you missed it, I’m running a giveaway for my blogiversary this month! Be sure to visit the sign-up post for all the details.
- One week into King’s March and my books are still just staring at me. And they’re going to keep staring at me since I have five other books I need/want to read before I get to these (although three of those are a YA trilogy, so they should be quick reads). Maybe by this time next week I’ll be able to get started… although that seems a little too optimistic. Oh well, I knew it was going to be a busy reading month when I signed up.
- Spring Ahead is this weekend. Is this really still a thing? Giving ourselves an extra hour of daylight in the evening during the time of year that the days are longer anyway? I’ve never understood this. I honestly have no preference between DST and non-DST, I just wish we’d stick with one and not have to do this ridiculous change twice a year. (My husband says we should split the difference, but I don’t want to be in one of those bizarre time zones that are half an hour off from the rest of the world. Just pick one and deal with it is what I say.)
- Trish at Between My Lines is cohosting a re-read-a-thon next month. This is definitely something I need, although I could really afford to devote an entire month to re-reading. Unfortunately the weekend they picked is a busy one for me – heading out of town for my soon-to-be-niece’s birthday on Saturday, and then my anniversary on Sunday – but we’ll see if I can’t squeeze in some re-reading on the outer days of the read-a-thon (which runs from Thursday the 10th through Monday the 14th).
- I know I’m in the minority on this, but I pretty much hate gifs. Maybe I’m too distractable, but having movement on the screen that I can’t control distracts me from reading your words. Don’t you want me to read your words? I always try to scroll to a point where I can’t see the gif, but sometimes you all make it hard by putting them too close together! Not only is it distracting, but eventually the repetitive motion starts giving me a headache… or worse. Take this post on Words for Worms, for example. Sorry, Katie, I love your blog, but between that creepy owl turning his head and Darcy turning his head, I was actually a bit nauseated by the time I got to the end. I stay away from incredibly gif-heavy blogs, but most of the blogs I enjoy use them at least to an extent… and I know that’s not going to change any time soon. I just wish they weren’t so darn popular.
- Every time I do a Twitter purge, I see a drop in followers. It’s almost like people are only following me because I follow them. Whereas I follow people because I like seeing what they tweet. Am I doing Twitter wrong?
- The first round of the Dubuque Tournament of Books is over! I call special attention to my own selection (obviously), a match-up between Robert Crais’s Suspect and John Grisham’s Sycamore Row, as well as the letters one judge wrote to Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park and Jojo Moyes’s Me Before You.
Share some of your randomness this week!