You read a wide variety of genres. How do you decide what to read next from your TBR list/stack? It’s really just based on my mood at the time. I try to alternate between fiction and nonfiction, or between something pretty dense and lighter fare, but it depends. Often, I just stand in front of my bookcase and see what grabs me. Right now, I’m reading Frankenstein because I recently watched National Theatre Live’s production, which they are currently streaming, and that put me in […]
2020 has been a weird year, and we are still in the first half. For a lot of us, the pandemic has meant spending a lot less time with other people. Some of us are working from home, some of us have lost our jobs, and even for those of us still going in to work, we aren’t socializing in person much. So who or what is getting you through this time? Do you have a feline supervisor who likes to hang out on your […]
Behind the scenes a bunch of the CBR volunteers have been talking about fun things we can do to provide diversions from the stress of these very strange and weird times. Graphics maven yesknopemaybe came up with the brilliant and delightful #cbrbookgram challenge on Instagram, which wrapped up yesterday. Even if you don’t have an Instagram account, you can peruse the posts of people sharing their books. Inspired by the fun we had with the Instagram challenge, we will periodically post discussion posts, games, and […]
Where does ‘blauracke’ come from? When I decided to sign up for CBR I had just read a newspaper article about the Blauracke (the European roller), which is a beautiful bird but unfortunately almost extinct here, so I chose it as my handle for CBR. It was really just a spur-of-the-moment decision. You have been reading some heavy stuff lately! (Lots of plagues; Chernobyl…) What author/genre do you turn to when you need a comfort read? One of my favourite authors is Leo Perutz who […]
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