Well this is. It’s over. Today is the last day of #amonthoffaves. On one hand, I’m going to really miss it. It was nice having a month of topics planned out. On the other, it’s probably the best that #amonthoffaves was a short term relationship. This way I can leave it will good memories and eagerly await it’s return next December (you are totes doing this again next December- right Tanya @ Girlxoxo?!) This has been a fun month- getting to know Tanya and Andi @ Estella’s Revenge better. Getting to know you participants in #amonthoffaves better. Actively adding more blogs to my bloglovin’ reader. Thank you all for the fantastic month!
The prompt for today is 5 Fave Posts from 2014 (and the linkup is down below!). Of course, knowing me- I am a rule breaker- so instead of 5, I’m choosing 7!
Traveling With T’s
5 7 Fave Posts From 2014
1. “Friending” Authors on Facebook- cool or not? Brought up interesting discussions with some agreeing with me and some saying they are friends with these people outside the internet. My take: Let the author friend you.
2. 17 Books is TOO long for a Love Triangle That Is Going Nowhere. Seriously, Joanne Fluke. Let Hannah pick Norman. And Let’s MOVE ON. For the love of all bookish things- end this triangle. NOW.
3. Book Club Blues (Am I The Only One Suffering From This?) I spoke at length about this topic- and plan to speak at length again in the next couple of months. My basic advice for a book club: Have a plan. Then have a contingency plan. But this whole “no one wants to be in charge OR let someone take the reigns” is
bullsh*t not very good.
4. What Is So Wrong With “Happily Ever After?” came about after a weekend spent with serious readers. Why do we feel the need to poke fun at someone’s choice of reads? Shouldn’t we just celebrate the fact that people are reading?
5. BEA 2014. Fun. Books. Authors. Was a recap of a great experience- and even though the airport hero turned to a zero fairly fast- it still ranks up high as one of my fave travel experiences.
6. When Does An Author’s Behavior Cross The Line? Showed the ugly side of social media for authors AND might go hand in hand with the whole reason “friending” authors is to be taken with a grain of salt. Authors, before you blow up and lose your cool on social media- step away from the keyboard. Do it for you. Do it because even if you delete the comments- someone has screenshot them and will use them. Do it because you are human and yes you are entitled to a bad day (week, month, year) but your future self will thank you immensely if you do not lose you cool and go for a walk. Or a beer. Or whatever.
7. When Signed Books Disappoint (Or How Not To Sign A Book) Told the story of John Grisham and the poor signature I received on a signed book I was highly anticipating. While I doubt John Grisham even cares- authors, please do remember this: I don’t care if it’s your first or millionth book signing, you should want to remember the thrill of signing the book like it was the FIRST book you ever signed. And this goes double for those signings when you aren’t seeing anyone- just stopping in to sign a book- because no one wins when you sloppily sign a book like this:
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T