More and more Facebook is becoming a place where I go not to update the world on what I'm doing, but to find interesting and new ideas, including book recommendations. Here are the top Facebook pages about books that you should be following if you're looking for book recommendations, reviews or just inspiring memes.
Sneak peeks at new books, interviews with authors and book recommendations. Basically a wide variety of book-related news and inspiration
This page is more for readers, and less about books. Their articles are often controversial, but always thought-provoking.
Book Riot's fresh, sarcastic style makes it one of my favorite book sites, and I actually look forward to getting their newsletters on Sundays. Check them out — they make being a book lover seem almost cool.
Also a print magazine, BookPage's mission is to "spread the news about the best new books." So essentially, it acts as a machine to fill up my Amazon wish list(s). Lots of giveaways, author interviews and literary goodness.
I love the idea of thousands of strangers sharing what they're reading every Friday (as much as I love sharing what I read with them). FridayReads will give you enough material for a lifetime of reading.
Anyone who uses the Goodreads site or app will find their Facebook posts a nice complement to their other content. Author birthdays and check the comments in their various "What are you reading?" posts to discover new reads.
Literature Is My Utopia
A little more intellectual & "heady," LIMU shares lots of inspirational quotes and old-timey author photos.
Again, another place for readers, not just book lovers. Their online community is smart and passionate; reading the comments is as enlighting as the posts themselves.
Keep up-to-date on the books that everyone is talking about. Includes "links to recent author interviews, reviews, and book picks, as well as conversations about what you're reading, the future of publishing, and other lit-ish links."
A more humorous approach for book lovers. Lots of memes, links, giveaways and LOLs.
Where do you go on Facebook to get your book fix? Let us know in the comments.
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Politically speaking, I try to keep my distance from issues concerning gun control. As a former soldier and born-and-bred Oklahoma girl, I'm more familiar with firearms than most people (and in fact I own two rifles, one an old Czech rifle my grandfather brought home from WWII, and the other a birthday gift from an old flame). But as a mother and a citizen (I was active in the Million Mom March campaign when my daughter was a toddler), I am generally for stricter gun laws.
That being said, shooting a firearm is an experience that everyone should try at least once. Not only will it give you a better understanding of how weapons work, it might give you some perspective on why so many people are literally up in arms about the gun control issue.
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We're always being told about things that we should be doing that are good for us — whether it's eating healthy, staying active, investing in organic foods or spending time with the kids at the family dinner table.
But what about travel? Can traveling be good for your physical, mental and spiritual health? When done right, hell yeah. So I've put together this list of reasons why travel, especially travel that gets you out of your comfort zone, should move from your bucket list right to the top of your planning list for today.
Jill Hinton Wolfe