In My Pocket is a weekly feature where J9 and I share some of the links we’ve collected in Pocket. (To find out what Pocket is and how to use it, check out my tutorial on Pocket.) Some links will be book-related while some may be off-topic. Who knows what you’ll find in our Pocket ;) And if you use Pocket, we invite you to share what’s in your Pocket as well.
In Brianna's Pocket:
- Author Jennifer Estep has released the title of the 11th Elemental Assassin book! The book is set to come out on June 24, 2014.
- The woman who is the original voice of Siri has revealed herself. Apple has not confirmed, nor denied, this claim but it’s an interesting article to read nevertheless.
- Love pranks? Here’s a video of a skeleton going through the drive-thru. It’s hilarious!
- I am not a fan of Google Glass but here’s a way to use it that I approve of: How doctors can use Google Glass.
- 21 interesting things about Antarctica.
- Ads are coming to Instagram. I knew Facebook would eventually monetize the app; it was bound to happen. But I’m pretty sure random ads popping up in my stream will be annoying.
- What it’s like to be a window cleaner in New York City. Definitely not the job for me, so kudos to the folks who are in this line of work.
- 17 jokes Hunger Games fans will understand. OMG #8!! PEENISS.
- The 16 richest authors in the world. SPOILER: E.L. James beat out James Patterson for the #1 spot.
- A chore chart for dads. *giggles*
- First world problems – 1980s edition. Le sigh. Trials and tribulations our kids will never endure.
- The PooPourri commercial is the best commercial I’ve seen in a really long time. That actress is great.
- Taco Bell has a ‘make your own choco taco’ kit. Genius!
- Has book blogging fallen out of fashion? Generally speaking, I don’t think so. In regards to comments, I do see more comments on non-review posts than on actual reviews. And I spent about an hour (okay, maybe more than an hour) on YouTube yesterday, going through different BookTuber videos and overall, I’m not a fan. All of the BookTubers I came across are YA readers (I don’t read much YA these days). Also, I am very particular about which channels I subscribe to (and therefore, which videos I will watch). Editing is very important when it comes to vlogging and the person in front of the camera has to have a good camera presence. What do you think about book blogging? Is it a dying medium? Are you watching more BookTubers than reading book blogs?