387 posts tagged reading
I would greatly appreciate it if you guys could reblog this.
I’m really excited for this (and a little scared with how intense this is going to be)!
What’s going to happen (hopefully):
I’m going to post between 1-5 questions every day, asking you guys to state which book you think should be nominated. One book per person per category, please (If it was more than one it will be endless and phew, too many!).
I have about 50 categories right now and depending on how many people participate, I will probably bring it down to a smaller number. So, this stage will take a week or two to complete.
Then, I will write down the different nominations and decide the top 10 of each category (depending on which books were most suggested). From there, it will be a few more weeks of voting to bring the number down to 5…then it gets tricky since that number will go down to the final Winner!
What you might want to know:
- The Tumblr Book Awards will be for books in 2012 up until May 2013. Books published after May 2013 will not be considered in the tallying of final nominations.
- Anyone can vote and submit! I will be posting each category on here, twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and maybe Goodreads.
- This is not a giveaway, but an Award post. I will not be sending the winning books to anyone—this is for us Tumblr users to have!
- The books you state don’t have to be on your “read” list, especially since some of the categories allude to “most-anticipated books”.
- You do not have to be following me to vote and participate! :)
- Feel free to message me if you have any possible categories, or ideas on how to handle the Book Awards!
- This Winners will be announced on my blog—when, I’m not 100% sure, but I will let you guys know the closer we get to the date!
- I would greatly appreciate it if you guys could reblog this.
- There is a category for best book blog of Tumblr and of course, I will not be participating in this part of the Book Awards.
- Have fun and be nice! This is a community event and I want everyone to enjoy themselves!
- Please try to make The Tumblr Book Awards a tag!
Like I said, I am super excited for this and I feel extremely happy to be hosting The Tumblr Book Awards! Depending on how it goes, the Tumblr Book Awards can happen next year too!
Coming up with a list of potential categories for the Tumblr Book Awards! Do you have any suggestions? Please feel free to input any ideas! #books #tumblr #awards #reading
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I know people have their own opinions (obviously, since I’m a reviewer too), but I find it sad when a book an author has lost sleep over gets shut down by possible readers because they base their decisions solely on the reviews.
I know I’m biased because I write reviews for others to see if they would like a book or not, but I miss being able to read a book without people constantly stating how awful a book is.
But this goes both ways, of course.
We can kill a book’s future by simply saying no to a book that has horrible ratings, rather than finding out for ourselves (even if it’s a book we borrow from the library). But we can also mislead others by hyping up books that perhaps aren’t a “must-read” for everyone.
I know this is a complicated issue and I am not a person who is trying to force an opinion on you—but I’ve recently experienced this with a book which I found fascinating, but I almost didn’t read it because of the absolutely horrendous (and mean-spirited) ratings and reviews.
I say, read a review, both negative and positive, put the thoughts and opinions of fellow readers and reviewers in your back pocket, then truly decide if the book is worth a read on your own terms.
Yes, reviews are there to help guide us towards our next great read, but what if one person’s most hated book is your future favourite? After all, we are all different readers seeking different stories.
P.S. What are your thoughts on this topic?
It begins with a book.
Maybe you found it in your house, in the mall, left behind at a restaurant or bus stop. Maybe it is a book that you’ve wanted to read since before others found it to be a book worth reading.
Then comes that jittery feeling. You know the one: where you’re both excited, but terrified to read this one particular book. A part of you, something deep and primal, knows that this book has the power to change you. You fear that this change will be for the worse, but really, you hope it will be for the best.
You can never trust your emotions when it comes to books.
Then the first words come, “Something powerful,” “Something insightful,” that makes you think, “Wow, this author has it,” (which you then spend the rest of the novel hoping to God that that initial instinct is right), or “This book is full of crap.”
Either way, it’s got you hooked.
Then come the seconds, minutes, hours, days of flirtation, where words seduce you and tell you that, “No, the outside world does not exist,” that only we live here and now—you and your words, which left the author long ago and became something only you can own.
Then comes the outside world, begging you to become part of it again. Why, you ask them (your parents, friends, co-workers, strangers), do I have to leave my world of words and metaphors and endless sentences that draw me out into the fictional starry sky saturated with the endless passion an author mercilessly crafted down on pages meant to be crinkled, smelled, and metaphorically devoured?
To which, of course, these intruders scoff, make excuses, say that, “It’s okay, she or he just likes to read a lot,” or, “That’s fine, it’s just a phase.”
Then comes that conclusion, which you became fearful of since the second page of the novel (admit it). You’ve been in this story, met these characters, felt their salty tears touch your fingers as you thumbed page after page. You’ve grown, learned philosophical and quotable life lessons through authors that will change your life as you grow as a reader.
Getting lost in a book is a gift. You nurture it with letters and watch it grow as your to-read list dwindles and grows, at the same time. You finish one book; add in three in its place—it is the natural course of a reader who appreciates the act of getting lost in a book.
If you ever get lost in a book—truly lost: where characters speak their minds, where descriptions become your new eyesight, and where page numbers are nearly a backward countdown to the end—then know that you have lived.
And as the famous quote by George R.R. Martin states, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies[…]The man who never reads lives only one.”
Happy reading and I hope you guys get lost in a book tonight!
Do you guys have toy reading buddies? If so, what are they?
To finish September Girls before its release date tomorrow.
Look out for lots of reviews coming your way between today and tomorrow!
Fellow Canadians, how many of you are reading on this lovely holiday Monday?
What if in the future, you could hook yourself into a book and while reading the words on the page, you were actually inside the book, personally meeting the characters, and saving their fictional world?
What if, the love interest, or your own love interest (perhaps your fictional soul mate) fell in love with you while you’re in the book?
What if you could change the outcome of the book because of your actions within the story?
What if you had the power to fight alongside your favourite characters, feel their confidence, hope, and acceptance?
What if the world of books was just another universe waiting for you to enter physically, rather than just through beautiful words?
What if our alternate realities were mirror images of ourselves actually living out the stories we read?
Wouldn’t that be completely and utterly cool?
How to spend your Sunday night. #books #ebooks #wine #reading #sunday
Some books for the summer! Who’s excited for summer reading? #books #bookstagram #summer #reading #nature #toread #yalit #yareads #contemporary #romance #adventure
Want to go out dancing tonight?
No, I'm behind on my reading...
Oh, come on! Stop being such a hermit!
Time to do some reading outside ;) #books #read #outside #nature #warm #weather #ebooks #reading
Made with @instaquoteapp. #instaquote #books #writing #reading #quote #blog #philosophy #life #inspiration
Pretty much my bookmark collection—I’m not kidding when I say that you can use ANYTHING as a bookmark! #books #bookmark #reading