• Blogging,  Favourites

    ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING, IN 2018.

    This post is a celebration of blogging for a whole year. Am I proud? Yes. Will I continue? Yes. Do I think I can improve? Definitely. Will you join me reading my blog? I hope so! As this year has flown by so quickly, I want to look back on what I’ve learned this year blogging. Then do a brief description of what My Blog was, is & My new goals. WHAT I HAVE LEARNED: This year has been an eye-opening experience into the world of blogging. Although I have tried before in my teens it wasn’t until I fully dived into the community of books and blogs I didn’t have a…

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    My favourite blogs 2017

    This is a post dedicated to my favourite haunts on the internet that I view regularly. I will give you an idea of their content, where to find them and social media links. Some of these are quite new to the bookish community (like I am) but some have been around for years! So in no order (as they are all fab bloggers!) …here they are: Sarah in wonderland Name: Sarah Blog: www.sarahinwonderland.co.uk / www.fromsarahlex.co.uk Twitter: @Wonderlandblogs / @fromsarahlex Content: Disability, beauty, lifestyle. Note: She has since rebranded to “From Sarah Lex”. Writing wolves Name: Lucy-May Blog: www.writingwolves.wordpress.com Twitter: @Lmgrr Content: “Chronically ill & reading” No safer place Name: Zoe Collins Blog:…

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    [PROMO POST] Q&A • C.v.Wyk – Blood & Sand

    Hi All, Today is going to be a little different as I’m hosting a Q&A with debut author C.V. Wyk. Her first novel Blood and Sand comes out January 2018 (& February 1st in the UK). I wanted to give you an idea of who she is… Your name, location, book/series C. V. Wyk Washington, D.C. Blood and Sand (book 1) What’s your all time fave book? Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier Tell a random personal true story. I once met the original Red Power Ranger at an El Pollo Loco. It was glorious. (I was 7.) What inspired your first book? Ahh!! Where to start? There have…

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    Goodreads 2018 + fave book

    Hello all, As you may have noticed I done the Goodreads Challenge this year and set the bar low. This was because I was restarting reading a lot again after about 10 years away from books. I plan to do 2018’s challenge and up the book count and higher my reading limit. I am hoping to read 50 books next year max but if I get through 25 I’d be happy enough! Also, I want to read this list in 2018.. Old Classics Game of Thrones Series Italy-based novels Non-fiction -Romans Contemporary classics My A Level set list ARCs and Review Copies As it’s coming up to the end of…

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    Making lists & buying books..

    To Read or Not To Read; That is the question! Okay, so I started out this year with an aim of getting out more; meeting friends, etc. It’s now half way through the year and I want to spend more time alone. Sound crazy? Hear me out! I have finally compiled a reading list & it just keeps getting longer! It’s now nearly 300 books long. I started out as “I’ll add just one or two so I know what to read next”, Before I knew it, there were too many books on the list. To add to this I have accepted the “GoodReads 2017 Challenge” of reading 12 books in 2017.…

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    Christmas Reads? 2017

    As you are probably already aware, by the date this was posted, that Christmas isn’t far away. This is the closest I get to being festive online and I am getting excited to have lots of fun with family and friends! I am doing my top 3 reads that I think you could read this Christmas (2017). As always it is your choice on what you read but I think these are some brilliant suggestions to get you in the Christmas mood… Harry Potter – JK Rowling – Yes, there are scenes where the characters are around at Christmas but it is not a festive book as such but when…

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    GoodReads Reading Challenge 2017.

    I am finally coming up to the end of my GoodReads Challenge in 2017. As you might have noticed I upped my amount of books to 15 as I went over 12 earlier in the year. This may seem quite small but it is because I am going from; A person who would not touch a book, in months, to; A girl who is now reading pretty much all my free time (when not sleeping, volunteering at a library – with free access to more books, learning a language or studying at home.) The reason I choose the GoodReads Challenge was that I needed the motivation to read again. I…

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    Social Media anyone?

    I think Social Media is important for keeping in touch with friends and family but this generation would be lost & confused if the internet broke or 4G didn’t on our phones. Social Media is also used a lot in the blogging community to promote posts and connect with like minded people Social media is used for a lot of different things… To contact people, you can use Facebook. For your Job-searching, you can use LinkedIn to find employers, or they find you.We also use search engines such as Google and our emails daily without even batting an eye. You can create a brand with professionally made blogs, on sites such as WordPress.Com and Blogspot. Although sometimes…