10 Interesting Posts You May Have Missed in March 2021

Post Round-Up

Around the Blogosphere

  1. Siena recommends 10 nonfiction books that read like fiction.
  2. Doing Dewey reviews Beowulf: A New Translation.
  3. The NYT explains “How Crying on TikTok Sells Books” (and yes BookTokkers are being paid by publishers).
  4. Amy lists Greek myths that need more retellings.
  5. Caro shares 2021 releases by Black authors to be excited for.
  6. Taylor shares 4 easy ways to support small publishers.
  7. Liv shares 6 Asian-owned bookstores you can support.
  8. The Orangutan Librarian shares books about ambition.
  9. Michael posts about Martha Jones from Doctor Who to celebrate fiction’s fearless females.
  10. Sammi reviews All the Murmuring Bones by A. G. Slatter.

Highlights at Pages Unbound

  1. A Classic I Just “Didn’t Get:” Madame Bovary
  2. Classic Books That Should Get Graphic Novel Adaptations
  3. Ok, a Negative Review Might Actually Make Me Not Read Your Book (Discussion)
  4. The Best Sherlock Holmes Mystery for Beginners
  5. How to Approach Reading a Classic
  6. The Power of Revisiting the World of Tolkien (Guest Post by Edith-Marie)
  7. Tolkien Opinions and Habits Survey Results

10 thoughts on “10 Interesting Posts You May Have Missed in March 2021

  1. Siena says:

    Thank you for mentioning my post! I found the NYT article about TikTok really interesting, and I was surprised that TikTok has affected book sales to such a degree.


    • Briana | Pages Unbound says:

      I found it quite interesting, too! And also possibly…overblown? I believe the sales are up and some accounts are very popular, but after looking into TikTok myself, I do think there are many bookish accounts that get roughly 300 views per video. I think all the publishers and authors who joined hoping to go mega-viral after that article will not find it so easy.

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  2. Michael J. Miller says:

    Thank you for sharing my post! I’m actually on spring break now (THANK GOD) and one of the things I’m treating myself to is reading other people’s stuff :). So this comes at a perfect time! Yay! I always look forward to these posts, too. So thank you, not only for sharing my piece, but for doing the work to curate this collection each month of great pieces I may’ve (and most likely did as pandemic teaching is insane and IS IT SUMMER YET??) missed.


  3. DoingDewey says:

    Thanks for linking to my Beowulf review! I had so much fun with that book, I’d love for more people to pick it up. And I’m excited to check out Siena’s nonfiction recs 🙂


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