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Blog Spotlight: BitsnBooks


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The best part about blogging is that bit of chit chat that develops as we read one another’s blogs. I’m not so concerned about stats, (well, knowing people are reading my stuff is nice) as much as I am about making connections. One recent connection I’ve made is with Heather over at her blog BitsnBooks. She is definitely a Book Booster and she is as enthusiastic about reading as I am. We have discovered we both think Hamlet is worth traveling many miles  to see performed. Read about her excitement about going to London to see, ready for this–Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet ON STAGE! I’m so excited for her!

One of the big reasons I enjoy Heather’s blog is she is always suggesting great titles. I recently took her up on the Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, which is being trotted out as Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellan as an aging Sherlock Holmes. I think I read all of Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, but I keep coming across new ones, or are they ones other people are writing? No matter. It’s Sherlock Holmes, and I wouldn’t have known about the book unless she had mentioned the title.

She also does this great little promo called “Teaser Tuesdays” where readers share a couple of sentences of what they are currently reading. It’s like a 90 second preview into what interests other readers. Fun stuff.

And we are now GoodReads Friends. Sharing opinions of books is more than a hobby with me–it’s right up there with dark chocolate. Heather hit her GoodReads Challenge mark of 52 books, 24 books ahead of schedule! Woo Hoo–impressive. I’m still working on mine, but getting closer and I hope to finish it off before school starts back up in September.

I hope you pop over to Heather’s blog and discover some new titles, play some Book Bingo, and contribute your Teaser Tuesday sentences. Tell her Cricket says “howdy.”

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2 thoughts on “Blog Spotlight: BitsnBooks

  1. Sorry I’m just catching up on blogs now that I’m home – that’s so nice of you to feature my blog! I do agree that one of the best things about blogging is making connections with likeminded people, especially when it leads to new book recommendations!
    Have you started reading ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’ yet? I didn’t end up getting to it last month and it looks like it will be a while before I read it.

    I’ll be writing a post about my theatre experiences in London, but I do need to tell you that Benedict Cumberbatch was an amazing Hamlet. He really is as fantastic an actor in real life as he is on the screen. The rest of the production I wasn’t a huge fan of. I’ll go into greater detail in my post, but without Mr Cumberbatch I don’t think it would have been a very successful production (although I’m no ‘Hamlet’ aficionado so my opinion might not necessarily be a valid one).

    Anyway, thanks again for featuring me. I look forward to many more bookish chats with you in time 🙂

    • Glad your Cumberbatch trip turned out well–I look forward to your review. Slight Trick was a delight. Being a Sherlock fan I had my doubts, but it more than met my expectations.
      Blue Skies until next chat–CM

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