• Books,  Favourites

    Why I cancelled my readathon last year // Why it’s back!

    As you might have noticed by my pinned current tweet on my Twitter, I have advertised my month-long readathon, that I created September last year. I came up with the idea while trying to think of a book series I would like to read, along side a children’s series. “The Chronicles of Narnia” does both. I decided that over the space of a month it is plenty of time to read the short 7 book series and it will get people reading again as it is a simple level to start back up reading. Sadly no one was able to join in or promote my readathon, so I shelved it…

  • Blogging,  Favourites

    Social Media – Good thing or Bad?

    Social Media is a high priority to anyone into blogging or other internet based ventures. It¬†is such a success that if you hope to become well-known on the internet, Communities recommend you create multiple identities on sites¬†such as Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter¬†to get noticed. Do you use Social Media often?¬†Are you confused by Social Media?¬† Examples of how Social Media works you post on Instagram¬†a photo with various comments relating to the photo. Food bloggers would have a photo of tasty and good-looking food, Fashion bloggers would have a photo shoot or pretty jewellery…etc.¬†Underneath the photo will have “Hashtags” which relate to the photo such as “FoodofInstagram“. This works if…

  • Blogging

    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:…

  • Blogging

    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…

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    About unpaid books online,

    Well, this topic has recently come to light. How do you free about sent copies of books online? Are they worth it? How do you get them? I have found out the hard way, via Facebook, how¬†controversial this subject actually can actually get. I asked an innocent¬†question “how do you get free books and how long does it take you read them. I had over 130 comments ranging from”good luck with your blog, it takes time” to “I think you’re blogging for the wrong reasons” type thing. I then went out there anyway and just asked for one – YES, it is worth trying. I have recently joined up on¬†NetGalley¬†and…