Sunday, April 29, 2012

TSS: April is gone!!!

Hello everybody! Another month went by! This week I’m happy to say that I managed to post a new discussion AND a new review, this time is The Mercury Fountain by Eliza Factor. Right now I’m reading Behind the Dream, and I realized how little I know about Martin Luther King, but I guess it’s normal when you don’t grow in USA. Don’t get me wrong, I know the basics (general culture) but not a lot of details, and this books is showing me them. Also this week I learned about 3 new websites related to books:

                Read the Nobels: I talk about this one in this week’s discussion, but I wanted to give them a little bit more of ink (or bits actually). I find it so lovely that is a communal blog dedicated to reading the Nobel Laureates. Is like a super long term book club J. I sent my application and got in!!! I shared my review on Saramago’s  “Death with Interruptions”. 

                World Book Night: I learned about this site through the latest post of Books are my Boyfriends. I think the idea is quite nice; World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across the world to spread the joy and love of reading on April 23. Such a busy day April 23, Earth day, Book Day in Canada, International Day of Spanish language and now WBN. I will try to join the movement next year, and read one of the selected books. For now, most of their public is on the United States, but on the day (or night) itself, you have access to the international network.

                BookCrossing: Now this is a great idea! You are supposed to share your books as much as possible, to “free” them. I try to do this as much as I can, recommending books, lending my books to others. That said, I don’t think I will be able to send the books “into the wild” as they put it, since I can’t just leave a poor book alone! But it is exciting to see if I find one around here. If I do find one, I promise I will release it back, after reading it off course. But for my books, I will keep the old way, lending them.

Also, yesterday the annual sale of my city’s libraries started! Books for 1 dollar a piece! I promised myself I wouldn’t buy more than 10 bucks this time, and my boyfriend will be there to make sure of it.  I guess that’s all for this week book wise. Weather here has been a little bit crazy (we had snow on Friday!) but what are you going to do? It gives me an excuse to get inside my bed with a good book :)

Have a great week!


  1. Wow! You have certainly had a busy week. You can check me off for World Book Night (ongoing, as I chose to distribute the books to twenty kids at my school and do a read-aloud with them) and Bookcrossing (next year will be my ten-year anniversary with BC). Look for me at BC as debnance.

    Here's my
    Sunday Salon.
    I hope you will stop by!

  2. I will check bot h your accounts Deb :) Have a nice week

  3. I must check out these events...thanks for sharing.


  4. I've used Bookcrossing for several years and really like it. It's fun to send books out into the world, to find new readers (or not)! I haven't been as active lately, but whenever I give someone a book off my shelf I try to make sure it has a bookcrossing ID, just in case.

    1. I will start doing that with the books I lend, I think is still sending my books out, but for sleepovers instead of moving out :)

  5. 23 April is also St George's Day in England. Lamely I did not celebrate St George, Earth Day or World Book Night, even though all three are important to me. Maybe next year.

    My book club read a Saramago last year: The Gospel According to Jesus Christ. It went down really well with us all and there was a LOT to discuss, as you might imagine with a title like that!

    1. Oh I hope you liked it! I haven't read that one yet.