Tag: blogging

It’s the Tenth Anniversary of The Book Stop!

May 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of The Book Stop.  This kind of caught me by surprise, even though a year ago I was thinking what I might do to mark the big ten. What can I say, life is a little strange right… Continue Reading “It’s the Tenth Anniversary of The Book Stop!”

2019: My Year in Reading and Blogging

Here’s a quick summary of what I read this year: All books: 122 Reviewed: 37 ARC/Review Requests: 9 2019 releases: 30 Author of color: 51 Nonfiction: 19 Graphic novel/memoir: 3 Part of series: 34 New series: 13 New to me author: 81 Set primarily… Continue Reading “2019: My Year in Reading and Blogging”

Do you listen to podcasts?

My husband loves podcasts, and often recommends them.  My usual response is that I’d much rather read than listen, and that’s true.  I’m much more visual than auditory, and while my husband  spends an hour and a half driving to work each day, I… Continue Reading “Do you listen to podcasts?”

Mid-year Musings: 2017 Resolutions and Challenges

As we hit the year’s halfway point, I looked at my progress on blog resolutions and challenges.  Last year I was really overwhelmed, and this year, with no grad school, I’ve been able to put the blog first.  That makes me happy. But have… Continue Reading “Mid-year Musings: 2017 Resolutions and Challenges”

2016: My Year in Blogging and Reading

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, readers! 2016 wasn’t great for a few reasons, and for me it wasn’t a particularly good year in blogging and reading.  For the first part of the year I blamed it on finishing my degree (not a bad excuse,… Continue Reading “2016: My Year in Blogging and Reading”

Putting More Time into My Blog

As you’ve heard (just a few times), I’ve struggled this spring to keep up with the blog and finish my degree.  The blog has been on the back-burner, so I’m way behind on reviews and I haven’t been keeping up with a lot of… Continue Reading “Putting More Time into My Blog”

When Life Gets Busy…

For the next couple of months, you won’t see as many posts on this blog. I have two months to complete the research on my thesis and write my paper. It’s an interesting topic – I’m studying how a family literacy program in DC… Continue Reading “When Life Gets Busy…”

Book Bloggers: What do you NOT write about on your blog?

We all have rules about how we blog, or at least guidelines. This month I’ve been thinking about what we don’t talk about on our blogs. Obviously, the scope of this blog is about books. So how much should I write about non-bookish things?… Continue Reading “Book Bloggers: What do you NOT write about on your blog?”

Celebrating The Book Stop’s Five Year Anniversary!

This month marks the five year anniversary of The Book Stop. I had a lot of ideas about ways to celebrate, but school and work intervened. So I’m settling for this reflection post, and I hope you’ll grab a virtual piece of cake with… Continue Reading “Celebrating The Book Stop’s Five Year Anniversary!”

Should book bloggers write book reviews? Discuss…

A few months ago, I read a post on BookerTalk about how some people think book bloggers shouldn’t write reviews. I was surprised by this idea, since writing and reading book reviews is why I got into blogging in the first place. Just to… Continue Reading “Should book bloggers write book reviews? Discuss…”

The BEA Bloggers Conference: Should I Go?

This summer will mark my fifth anniversary of blogging. And one of the things I’ve really wanted to do is attend the Book Expo America Bloggers Conference. Have you been? What did you think? I read some good critical reviews of last year’s conference,… Continue Reading “The BEA Bloggers Conference: Should I Go?”

Bloggers, how do you use Twitter?

I don’t have a lot of blogging resolutions for 2015, other than maintaining my reviews, not taking too many review requests, and keeping up with posting reviews on sites like Goodreads. I’ve got five classes to take this year and a full time job,… Continue Reading “Bloggers, how do you use Twitter?”

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