Friday, May 13, 2016

Armchair BEA Day 3: Beyond the Books and Blogs

Armchair BEA

When I started MariReads 9 years ago all the books I read and reviewed were my own purchased physical copies. When I started getting requests to review books they were sent to me in the mail. Real hard copies. Things are a little different now. Most of my review reading is now done with ebook copies on my Kindle through NetGalley

I do buy physical copies, but not as many these days. Smaller house means less room for my many bookshelves of books. In fact I lightened our load of books by donating boxes of them to our library. 

Painful, but necessary. 

I have started listening to audiobooks which I didn't use to do. I have enjoyed them, especially when I am out for a run or walk or for long drives on my own. Always looking for suggestions for new audiobooks to listen to. Have any?

My book obsession has escaped the confines of my house and blog and into a real life book group. 

Some friends and I started getting together a few years back. We read fun, light reads mixed with some nonfiction and popular lit. We lost some member and decided to merge with another friend's book group. It has been a lot of fun getting to read a much more diverse group of books. By that, I mean, more SciFi. :) We have some big time SciFi readers in our group. It's definitely expanded my reading. Surprisingly, it still doesn't overlap with my hubby's SciFi books. 

If you are on GoodReads, you can check out my book-group bookshelf list to see what books we have read.

Happy Reading!


  1. Sent you a friend request on Goodreads ^__^.

  2. Isn't it amazing just how much reading, even for non-bloggers, has changed in the past decade?!


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