This Week on Books Direct -
20 October 2013
Here's a list of the articles you may have missed this week:
"Green Families" - Brought to you by Bundle of the Week.
Learn how to make healthier choices for your family with this week’s bundle. At almost 90% off, this collection of ebooks offers tips for saving money on organic groceries and developing healthy eaters as well as making your own natural remedies, skin care products and more!
"23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert" - Article by Carolyn Gregoire for HuffPost The Third Metric.
Not sure if you're an innie or an outie? See if any of these 23 telltale signs of introversion apply to you. Well, I already thought I was an introvert, but this proves it!
"16 Outrageously Successful Introverts" - Article by Laura Schrocker for HuffPost Healthy Living.
Abraham Lincoln and Emma Watson have something in common. So do Eleanor Roosevelt and Christina Aguilera. They, like an estimated one third to one half of the population, are introverts.
"Offensive e-book Controversy Highlights Issues with Self-publishing" - Article by Jamie Rigg for Engadget.
Several ebook vendors including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and others are scrambling to remove certain kinds of erotica from their stores. Is this censorship?
"Books are Not Sacred Objects" - Article by Rebecca Joines Schinsky for Book Riot.
What do you think about recycling books into craft projects?
"50 Books to Read Before You're 11 3/4: Readers' Picks" - Article by dr b for Book Riot.
A list of 25 books selected by readers.
Here's a link to the original list of 25 books selected by dr b.
"10 Awesome Bookends" - Article by Amanda Nelson for Book Riot.
These bookends are so good, you don't even need the books!
"Flowchart Feature: Teen Read Week Edition" - Article by Rebecca Joines Schinsky for Book Riot.
October 13-19 is Teen Read Week, and Open Road Media created an awesome flowchart to help you decide what to read next! Every book presented here is included in Open Road’s Teen Read Week 50 Ebooks at 50% off offer. Check it out and expand your reading horizons!
"Ever read a post on writing a great book? Yeah, me too. This isn't one of them." - Article by Carmen DeSousa.
Carmen read a post on writing a great book… This is what she thought...
Plus Carmen's running a great giveaway at the moment. Don't forget to tell her I sent you!
"How to Say 'I Do' to Shared Bookshelves Without Ruining Your Relationship" - Article by Rebecca Joines Schinsky for Book Riot.
Rebecca offers a few words of advice about merging your bookshelves when you take the plunge.
"31 Signs You Like Books More Than You Like People" - Article by Nico Lang for Thought Catalog.
"Bad Habits for Writers – Highlighting the Problems" - Article by Lorrie Porter for This Craft Called Writing.
As writers we develop bad habits. It would be simple if we all had the same ones. That way we'd know what to look out for. But every writer has their own little foibles, and if we're going to get to grips with them it's important that we find out what they are.
"Advocating for Books" - Article by Jason W. Dean for Medium.
Are books in danger in this digital existence?
"When You Realize You Can't Read All the Things" - Article by Jill Guccini for Book Riot.
Are you ever going to have the time to read all the books you want to read?
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