Life as a Book Blogger with Vera of Once upon a Book

What is life like for a reviewer? What does it mean to be a book reviewer? How does book blogging impact their lives?… These questions tell a reviewer’s side of the story, and that is a side we hardly get to hear (compared to authors, that is). To bring a balance and to ask these and many more questions of book reviewers, we started the weekly interview series – Life as a Book Blogger.

 

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Aside from being a book lover, Vera is also a tree hugger and animal lover who gets frustrated when something messes with the environment or animals. A romantic at heart, she is pursuing her dream of being a surgeon. She believes ‘Reading can take you to lots of adventures, takes you to meet new people, you can find a new world or a whole new life.’

 

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10 Bookshelves Every Book Addict Would Want

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Book lovers don’t just love books they also have a passion for anything book related. So I got thinking about the things I love that are connected to books but aren’t books themselves.

The first three things that came to my mind were – bookshelves, bookmarks and bookends. If I could, I would collect these, in large numbers. :D But since I can’t hoard tons of these I decided to do the next best thing. (more…)

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Life as a Book Blogger with Kelly of Kelly Smith Reviews

What is life like for a reviewer? What does it mean to be a book reviewer? How does book blogging impact their lives?… These questions tell a reviewer’s side of the story, and that is a side we hardly get to hear (compared to authors, that is). To bring a balance and to ask these and many more questions of book reviewers, we started the weekly interview series – Life as a Book Blogger.

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This week we have with us Kelly of Kelly Smith Reviews. Kelly is a voracious reader and book blogger. She has no reservations in the book space and will read/ review anything and everything. Apart from reviews, Kelly also edits and proofreads books.

 

 

 

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Life as a Book Blogger with Ashley of HyperAshley

What is life like for a reviewer? What does it mean to be a book reviewer? How does book blogging impact their lives?… These questions tell a reviewer’s side of the story, and that is a side we hardly get to hear (compared to authors, that is). To bring a balance and to ask these and many more questions of book reviewers, we started the weekly interview series – Life as a Book Blogger.

 

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This week we catch-up with Ashley, also called HyperAshley. She says her two passions in life are to read and write and her blog lets her do just that. Her favourite thing to do is to go to the bookstore and find something new to read and she is happiest with a book in her hands. She hopes to be a published author one day.

 

 

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4 Awesome Websites to Get More Free Books to Review

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Most book bloggers and reviewers are hoarders. Well, I can unabashedly say I am one. I hoard books, and can’t pass up a chance to get a free book (or any book for that matter).

No matter how big or long my TBR pile is, there is always space for one more book. I am always on the lookup for those books I just can’t pass up and even when I repeatedly tell myself, ‘no more Freya, no more’, I succumb and grab the next book that comes along.

But even as I hoard I’m looking for quality. I don’t want just any book but rather a book that is enticing, one that promises hours of enjoyable reading and hopefully delivers a sweet getaway from my humdrum life.

Here’s 4 websites that a great places to troll for books to hoard! :D

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6 Non-Fiction Books You Must Read Before Watching The Biopic

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The week before last we talked about books that you must read before they become movies. So, this week we’ll continue that train of thought with some non-fiction books you must read before they become movies.

This year in the awesome line up of movies there are also some outlandish true life tales that are going to hit the big screen. Stories so wild that maybe a 2 hour movie will not do complete justice to the story.

With that in mind, here’s our pick of 6 non-fiction must reads so you can nod knowingly when watching the biopic. :)

 

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5 Books You Must Read Before Watching the Movie in 2015

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I think books are infinitely more enjoyable than the movies based on them. There are exceptions of course but most times I’m glad I read the book before I saw the movie.

When I read, I watch a movie unfold in my head as the story goes along. (Does that happen to you too?) Sometimes the movie made is similar to the one I saw in my head but most times it falls short and in exceptional cases it outdoes my mind!

One thing is for sure though, I enjoy a book much more if I read before the movie. Most often the movie ruins the book for me. 2015 has a great line up of movies to watch out for, but before you watch the flicks here are some books you must read.

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Life as a Book Blogger with Swapna Krishna of Thoughts from an Insatiable Reader

What is life like for a reviewer? What does it mean to be a book reviewer? How does book blogging impact their lives?… These questions tell a reviewer’s side of the story, and that is a side we hardly get to hear (compared to authors, that is). To bring a balance and to ask these and many more questions of book reviewers, we started the weekly interview series – Life as a Book Blogger.

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This week we meet up (virtually of course) with Swapna Krishna who is an editor and book reviewer by day and a book blogger by night. Her blog post on copyright infringement is a useful read for any book blogger.
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5 Books Everyone’s Talking About From 2014

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As the year comes to a close and before the new one begins, is the right time we thought to squeeze in a look back and look forward post from the world of books.

We’ll been away for a while, let me correct that. I’ve been away for a while recuperating from illness and it’s good to be back. Though coming back had me scrambling to catch the ropes I had let go of and untangle them.

What should the next post be? This thought had me stuck for a while. But a look back at the books of 2014 would be perfect don’t you think. :D So, here’s 5 books from 2014 you must read. Why? Because everyone’s talking about them! ;)

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