A Selection of Great Blog Posts June 2014


Reviews posts:

Up and Down and Dads @ Write Reads

The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld @ ebookclassics

What is Visible @ River City Reading

Recommended Reading: An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay @ Rosemary and Reading Glasses

Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma by Kerry Hudson @ Fourth Street review 

The Perfect Book: To Kill A Mockingbird @ The Bookshelf of Emily J.

The Ice-Cream Queen of Orchard  Street @ The Gilmore Guide to Books

Book Review: Bald New World by Peter Tieryos Liu @ Books Speak Volumes

Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto @ 52 Books or Bust

Non-review posts:

Why Don’t Men Read? @ Another Book Blog

An Evening with Khaled Hosseini @ Only You

How This Indie Bookstore Stocks Its Shelves (Algorithm-Free) @ musing

Have Babies, Keep Reading @ Book Riot

Earth For Sale @ Lauren Carter, Author and Teacher

Non-Fantasy Books for Game of Throne Fans @ River City Reading

20 thoughts on “A Selection of Great Blog Posts June 2014

  1. writereads says:

    Thanks for including my sappy Dad post 🙂
    I love that you do this – am going to have to pick up Bald New World and I actually do read every link you post. -Tania

    • Naomi says:

      I loved your sappy Dad post. And, I can’t believe you actually do read them all- that makes me happy. Bald New World sounds good, doesn’t it?

  2. Carolyn O says:

    As for the Book Riot post: totally down with the message (esp, the feminist angle). Personally, I didn’t read for almost a year after my son was born. My husband was laid off with no warning 5 weeks after the birth, so I spent months helping with cover letters and applications (anytime my son was sleeping) while my husband temped. Then there were the months when my son refused to put on weight so I spent all my free time freaking out about that.

    Really glad that’s over, hopefully forever.

    • Naomi says:

      Ooh… sounds like a rough first year. I’m glad to hear that’s all over (well, obviously, because look at all the reading you’re doing). I definitely slowed down while I had my three babies (how could I not?), but I always managed to get something read. I did most of it while nursing. I was a big fan of letting the baby sleep on the breast just so I could get in a little more reading time. 🙂

  3. rivercityreading says:

    Thanks so much for including my links! I need to go through and take a look at the posts I haven’t seen yet 🙂

  4. Cecilia says:

    Thanks so much for including my post, Naomi! I missed a lot of blog reading over the last few weeks so this is a good round-up for me! I’m now curious about the Book Riot post…I also didn’t read that whole year that my son was a baby…looking back I really could have, given how much time I spent nursing. I remember spending a lot of time on new mom chat forums on the internet. I guess my problem then was that I was so lonely and isolated.

    • Naomi says:

      Nursing time was mostly when I read after my babies were born. But, looking back, I probably could have read more after my first baby. I felt so overwhelmed and busy, but then after my next two came along, I was mad at myself for not taking advantage of any extra time I might have had, but didn’t feel like I had. Feeling isolated after having a baby is definitely a big deal, though. It was good that you connected with other moms on the internet. I would never have thought of that. I went for walks with the stroller a lot. Even though I was by myself, I didn’t feel like I was as long as I was out.

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