Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reads

I know it’s been a while. I’m sorry for this little hiatus because I haven’t been having much time to update my blog in the past two weeks but I’m willing to try to squeeze more time in doing this. I’m having four books on my currently reading shelf again. It’s a bad habit and I hope I will at least finish ACOWAR this month!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we have a summer reads freebie. Honestly, I don’t really get what summer reads are and I don’t have a particular type of books I feel like reading when summer comes. I also don’t go to the beach and read. I know, I’m just this really boring person who sits at home most of the time. Therefore, I’m just gonna put together a list of books I think I would be enjoyable to read in summertime.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Beautiful Foreign Edition Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week has my favorite topic ever because it’s a cover freebie! That means we can share anything related to book covers whether they are pretty, hideous or of a certain theme. I really want to share 10 foreign edition book covers that are extremely stunning and stylish with you all!

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ARC Review: This Is What a Librarian Looks Like by Kyle Cassidy

thisis1Title: This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information
Author: Kyle Cassidy
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Pages: 240
Release Date: 16th May 2017
Edition: Digital ARC from NetGalley
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It’s been a month since I moved my blog here

Today marked the first month of my blog here on WordPress. I moved Ravishing Tales here on 22nd March and I didn’t regret it. I love having the chance to interact with other bloggers! It’s really much better here. At least we can like posts and get notifications for comments. I guess I made the right decision.

Also, I can’t believe I’ve reached 50+ followers in a month! Words can’t express how grateful I am. Thank you for following me and reading my blog posts. There’re still a lot of things I want to share with you guys and rooms for improvement. I’ll do my best to run this blog better and I hope you’ll stick with me!

My Bookish Dream Crate – April 2017

Two weeks ago I read some blogs’ Dream Crate posts and think it is such a fun post to make. Apparently, Loot Crate has invited those bloggers to put together their ultimate dream crate. Being a new blogger, of course I didn’t get any invitation to make one, but I am going to make my Bookish Dream Crate anyway and make it a monthly feature on my blog!

I have been following OwlCrate and FairyLoot for a while and I love guessing what products and books they are going to put in their boxes. But, instead of posting my guesses here, I’m going to share with you guys what I think the perfect book box would be for each month, featuring a new release and several goodies.

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Goodreads: Link to Hong Kong Public Libraries (or your local libraries)

Hello readers! Last week was National Library Week in the USA and Goodreads has published a series of very useful and fun blog posts, one of which is a tutorial for us to add library links to the Book Links under a book’s profile.

Photo credit to Goodreads

When I check the links in Hong Kong, there was only a link to an educational website for children and teens. I thought, why not add the Hong Kong Public Libraries link to the system so it’d be easier for Hong Kong readers to find the books we are looking for in libraries?

So I followed the steps and Goodreads has approved the link. To my Hong Kong reading fellows, the link will now show up when you edit your Book Links. Just choose the HKPL link and you can use it right away.

There’s one problem though. The search engine of the Hong Kong Public Libraries website is a bit complex and that’s why the link will only show the exact edition that you click the link on. For example, if you click the link on the page of Throne of Glass‘s paperback edition, the HKPL web will say “no results were found”.

It is because only the hardcover edition is available in the libraries and the link uses ISBN or ISBN13 to search for books.

So, it is not 100% user-friendly and I suggest you always click the Book Links on the hardcover edition page first.

To readers from all over the world, if you can’t find the links to your local libraries on Goodreads, You can follow this post and add it. I hope it will be useful to you. 🙂