social media and networking
#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion

What Tools Can Help Me Be An Organized Blogger? Social Media And Networking #NewBloggers 101 Part 5.3: How To Efficiently Share Reviews On Social Media And To Publicists

Welcome back to the Organized Blogger series! This is the last part about efficiency and planning, and after this we will have some amazing posts about moving your blog, linkups and Bookstagram. The previous parts were about Blogging Calendars and Scheduling posts. If you want to read more posts from the #NewBloggers 101 post series, expand this list: So first of all, keep…

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snow flower and the secret fan
Buddy read, Fiction, Historical, Loved-it, Other-cultures, Well known books, Women's

Read About Women’s Struggles And Relationships In Traditional China Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

I LOVED Snow Flower and the Secret Fan! It was sad, yet fulfilling, true and honest, yet fictional. A truly moving story about the hardships of being a woman in nineteenth-century China. Yes, foot binding too. We’ll get there. By the way, this is going to be a buddy read review, so get ready to read a lot of questions and answers!…

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writing and scheduling posts
#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion

What Tools Can Help Me Be An Organized Blogger? Writing And Scheduling Posts #NewBloggers 101 Part 5.2: How To Save Time Writing, Why Schedule And How

Last week we talked about why you should keep a blogging calendar. Are you keeping one already? Now that you are, it’s time to think about how to make writing and scheduling posts more efficient to you. If you want to read more posts from the #NewBloggers 101 post series, expand this list: Why Should I Schedule Posts At All? It seems that…

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heart berries
Diversity, Edelweiss, Essays, Memoirs, Non-fiction, Other-cultures, Rising star, Women's

One Of The Most Anticipated #OwnVoices Nonfiction Books Of 2018 Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

It is a truly interesting experience, starting a book obliviously and only then realizing that the entirety of the publishing world is holding their breaths over its release. I requested Heart Berries ages ago, back when ARCs just surfaced, and tuned out of the circuits – only to remember it days before its publication date, and suddenly notice it everywhere. Which is great…

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blogging calendar organized blogger
#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion

What Tools Can Help Me Be An Organized Blogger? Blogging Calendars #NewBloggers 101 Part 5.1: Save Some Time And Don't Forget Your Commitments

So you might think this isn’t the best of times to talk about being an organized blogger when I’m borderline declaring a hiatus myself (blogging calendar? What is this, Evelina??) But I’ve been planning this post series for months, so I might as well share this with you now. Maybe some of it will be new, and some won’t, but I’m…

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Book hauls, Sunday post

Sunday post #43 Where Does The Time Go?

You’d think that after a week I’d have regained my blogging juice? I wish… For some reason, I still find it hard to reply to comments or even participate in my groups. It might be to do with the fact that I’m just constantly tired – and, well, it is the dead of winter. It’s so hard staying awake half…

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the king of bones and ashes
Dark, Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, Magic, NetGalley, Other-cultures, Urban fantasy

Witches of New Orleans and Dark Nightly Terrors The King of Bones and Ashes by J.D. Horn

This time I’m happy to share with you a review for The King of Bones and Ashes, which was offered to me for review and came as an unbelievably pleasant and unexpected surprise! Now I find myself wanting to read the other books by J.D. Horn (which I remember seeing around a couple of years ago), because this was an incredibly engaging…

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the mermaid and mrs hancock
Fiction, Historical, Magical realism, NetGalley

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar Mermaids, Merchants And Courtesans... In A Book

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, when you first read its name, conjures up a certain magic, which only intensifies when you look at the cover. Which is why I absolutely did not know what to expect from this book! So let’s see what it’s all about! Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★☆ 4 stars It’s the autumn…

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plague charmer
Dark, Fiction, Historical, Loved-it, Magical realism, NetGalley

The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland Dark, Atmospheric And Very Medieval

If you like reading well researched, incredibly atmospheric, not sugar-coated historical novels about the middle ages, The Plague Charmer is just for you. My review of this wonderful book has been long overdue, so let’s start. Check out on Goodreads Get at Book Depository ★★★★✬ 4.5 stars Life is pretty tough in the middle ages – work is hard, food is…

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a good edelweiss or netgalley profile
#NewBloggers 101, Book blogging, Discussion, Edelweiss, NetGalley

How Do I Make A Good Edelweiss Or NetGalley Profile? Part 2 of #NewBloggers 101 post series

Welcome to part 2 of the #NewBloggers 101 post series! Last time, we talked about when you should start requesting ARCs (advance reader copies) at all, and today? We’re going to talk about how to start doing it. So how do you make a good Edelweiss or NetGalley profile? Let’s start at the bottom and make it fun! Short quiz about…

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