Currently Obsessed With Interlude #2: The Article Edition

So, there were several articles and blog posts I came across in June, and I wanted to share them in a separate blog post. Mostly because my last currently obsessed with post got super-long, and I didn’t want to make it longer, so why not do another post and add in a few thoughts?

  • The Stephen King Money tumblr, which you can find here.

I still find the idea of this blog hilarious and amusing.  It seems like she’s having fun with it, which is awesome.

  • Why e-books are awesome, courtesy of Buzzfeed.

Like I said a few days ago, it’s actually nice to see something highlighting the awesomeness of e-readers, instead of one of the millions of articles about why e-readers are all evil.  Still, can we maybe get past the idea that one is not better than the other, and that audio books, e-books and print have good and bad things about them?  And that people use some combination of the three, and not just one?

I just thought it was interesting, and I liked that Fangirl was the main focus of the article.

I love it when she does these kinds of posts, because they really resonate with me.  This one in particular, and I so agree with what she talks about in this post.

  • 10 Obnoxious Things Hard-Core Readers Say To People, over at Book Riot.

Random Thought: I kind of find certain segments of the bookish population to be more obnoxious than those who aren’t into reading.  Especially all the judgy-ness going in, which drives me up a wall sometimes.  If someone isn’t into reading, that’s cool, because we’re all different, and they’re just as interesting as a reader.

Sometimes pseudonyms confuse me.  Like, I get using one to distinguish between writing and non-writing lives, or even something like Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb and different names for different genres.  But…it’s slightly confusing when a name seems familiar, and it’s because the author has several (i.e., more than 2) pseudonyms, or they write in the same genre (YA paranormal, for example) under 2 or 3 different names.  I get wanting to having genres or whatever separate, but…sometimes it’s hard to keep up with, because I find myself searching for a series under the wrong name, particularly if there isn’t a lot of different in terms of genre.

  • This one made me cry.

It also made me think about my grandpa, who loved to read- and my reading life would be so different if it weren’t for him.

That’s all for today, and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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