May 31, 2013

Armchair BEA Day 4: Ethics and Nonfiction

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Today's discussion topic is "Ethics in Blogging." 

Blogger ethics is an interesting topic! My advice to new bloggers is to always be careful about giving credit when due. Before quoting from someone else's blog or using an image you've found, ask permission! Alternatively, you can seek photos that are already licensed for use with certain conditions (I like to find images through Flickr's Creative Commons). 

Also, be sure to give credit for ideas that you are building on. If someone's post inspired you to write something similar, mention that and link back to them! I think above all we just need to be respectful and courteous as fellow bloggers .

The genre of the day is Nonfiction. 

I love nonfiction! I am not very picky with my nonfiction reading - I'll pick up just about anything if it looks interesting enough. I tend to listen a lot of nonfiction audiobooks so that I can be entertained or learning something new while I'm doing boring tasks. Here are some of my favorite nonfiction reads: 
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May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA Day 3: Literary Fiction

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Visit the Armchair BEA site to see all the giveaways you can enter today! Today's discussion topic is literary fiction. 

I don't read a ton of literary fiction (despite the fact that their book covers are often gorgeous! Here are some literary fiction titles I've enjoyed in the past. 

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

The Secret Life of Bees by  Sue Monk Kidd

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

And here are some titles I'd like to read in the future:

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by  Carol Rifka Brunt

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