Category: Talking Between Reads

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Holiday Reading

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Holiday Reading

Posted November 3, 2014 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 24 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   Holiday Reading   I can’t believe it’s already the holiday season! What happened to the summer??? It’s also the time of the year when seasonal titles are released, holiday reading challenges get started and many focus on meeting their annual reading goals. Before joining Goodreads, Shelfari and this blog, it never occurred to me to read books focused on the holiday season, except children’s books for my niece and nephew. Now, with many of my favorite authors writing holiday stories, they’re impossible to ignore (not that I’m trying). Last […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Horror Recommendations

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Horror Recommendations

Posted October 27, 2014 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 16 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   Horror Recommendations    With Halloween coming up on Friday, I reached out to a fellow bloggers, Paul at Audio Book Reviewer and Cat at Addicted 2 Heroines to see if they were up for recommending some horror novels. And of course they were so take a look at their lists.   Paul’s Top 10 Audio Recommendations  There are so many reasons to love a good horror audiobook, in fact too many to mention here. For me the secrets to a sensational horror story are a mix of the following. 1. The story has […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Are You Still in Reading “Love” These Days?

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Are You Still in Reading “Love” These Days?

Posted October 20, 2014 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 29 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   Are You Still in Reading “Love” These Days?     I’ve been seeing lots of posts lately from friends on Goodreads and Shelfari, as well as from bloggers, talking about reading slumps or funks, weariness from NetGalley overload, TBR mountains too high to overcome and/or series that seem out of reach from catching up. Many of us set reading goals each year and that can also add stress as we approach the end of 2014.   My own reading has shifted in the last few months because of a lot […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): What is it About Cowboys?

Talking Between Reads (TBR): What is it About Cowboys?

Posted October 13, 2014 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 13 Comments

  Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   What is it About Cowboys?   This week we are reviewing stories that feature cowboys or men in a western ranch setting.   My first Western romance was Lorraine Heath’s Texas Trilogy, beginning with Texas Destiny, recommended when I was invited to join a group with this theme. I was hooked and since then am drawn to stories featuring cowboys, historical or contemporary. What’s the attraction? These men have earthy values. They work hard and tend to love and play even harder. Their work ethics are like no other and appreciate and […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Fun With Your TBR Pile

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Fun With Your TBR Pile

Posted October 6, 2014 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 23 Comments

  Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   TBR Pile: Looking for a fun way to pick your next read?   If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the pictures I’ve posted of my progress. The first time I saw a TBR Jar was on The Book Vixen. I thought it was a great idea. So after I re-organized all my paperbacks into two shelves because I was donating the old TV cabinet that was housing them I decided to finally get around to making my own jar.    Here’s how my jar turned out: The books in the […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Using OverDrive for Audiobooks

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Using OverDrive for Audiobooks

Posted September 29, 2014 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 15 Comments

Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.   OverDrive: How to load audiobooks using OverDrive   These steps are for iPhone The Hard Way: Here are the steps I used to download an audiobook from my library website and then uploaded it to my iPhone via iTunes. Things you’ll need: OverDrive Media Console iTunes iPhone You’ll check out the audio book and then go to your bookshelf to download it. Once it downloads you’ll need to click on the file and as long as you have the OverDrive Media Console downloaded it will open in the the console.   Then you’ll […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Using OverDrive for eBooks

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Using OverDrive for eBooks

Posted September 22, 2014 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | 10 Comments

  Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics.     Never have Problem #194 Again!   The titles you check out through Overdrive will automatically expire after 7-21 days, depending on your library, so there’re no late charges or hassle to return. How To Get Free eBooks From Libraries Using Overdrive You’ve heard me say how libraries are great for downloading free ebooks and audiobooks. This week I’ll show you how I get my ebooks through Overdrive from my library.   So how does Overdrive work? Software OverDrive – For eBooks and Audiobooks Adobe Digital Editions – For eBooks (ereaders other than Kindle) […]


Talking Between Reads (TBR): Library vs Kindle Unlimited

Talking Between Reads (TBR): Library vs Kindle Unlimited

Posted September 15, 2014 by Jonetta in Talking Between Reads | 44 Comments

Talking Between Reads* (TBR) is a weekly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by on Mondays for new topics. *Formerly known as What the Feck (WTF)   Kindle Unlimited: Is it better than your public library?       What exactly is Kindle Unlimited? It is a new service that allows you to read as much as you want, choosing from over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. You can read on any device. It’s available for $9.99 a month and you can cancel anytime. Libraries Overdrive, the resource for most of the US libraries, has over 2 million titles. Literally. It’s the largest digital catalog available to libraries today, including everything […]