In my last newsletter, I talked about where I go to find new books. If you missed that edition, let me know and I’ll be happy to re-send it to you.
As I mentioned, one of my favourite places for inspiration is Instagram, which has a large community of book enthusiasts.
People are often very negative about social media, but few people talk about the many benefits of making connections with like-minded people. I really enjoy seeing what other people are reading/doing/cooking, but I’m very careful about which accounts I follow.
When I see books I think I might enjoy, I usually head over to iBooks and download a couple of sample chapters so that I can see if it’s something I’d like to read. It’s not always a straight yes or no decision. Sometimes what you feel like reading depends what mood you are in.
An added benefit of having lots (and lots) of samples is that I don’t need to remember the titles, which is very helpful.
Here’s a screen shot of some books on my TBR (to be read) list. The computer thinks I’m reading them ALL no, which is not true, but I probably will get around to reading them one day, because they all look interesting.