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Life as a Book Blogger with L of The Bookish & The Romantic

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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L is the bookworm behind The Bookish & The Romantic. She is a romantic and loves romance novels but is also bookish and is yet to find a genre she does not like. L lives in the Midwest and considers Winter her favourite season.
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13 Women Who have Won the Nobel Prize in Literature

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Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman writer to be awarded a Nobel Prize in literature, receives the Prize from the hands of the Swedish monarch Gustav V. (llustration by Svenska Dagbladet)

 

Since it was International Women’s Day just a couple days ago, we figured it would be most appropriate to appreciate the women of Literature. What we found was that only 13 women have won the Nobel Prize for Literature until date.
 
The Nobel Prize in Literature is an award given annually by the Swedish Academy to an author (from any country) who has produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”.
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Life as a Book Blogger with Francesca of Sundays and Ink

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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Francesca says her blog Sundays and Ink is her ‘way to document and challenge herself to read more and to take note of the little things that inspire her’. She loves historical novels and contemporary fiction, but in 2015 she hopes to push herself to read more YA fiction, classics and maybe even some sci-fi fantasy.
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5 Pet Peeves of Book Bloggers

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Wikipedia defines a pet peeve as “a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to himself or herself, to a greater degree than others may find it.

Pet peeves are those little things that don’t bother most people but really tick some people off. These annoyances show up in all areas of life that involve people, but what about the book blogging space. What little things here can tick bloggers off, bug them no end, make them lose it, go ballistic?

Here are some things we’ve heard repeatedly when we asked book bloggers the question “What’s your pet peeve?”… {Don’t forget to tell us your pet peeve in comments. 😀 }

 

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Life as a Book Blogger with Jennifer of BookJunkiez

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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Jennifer’s blog BookJunkiez is well named as she loves to read and is even in the process of writing a couple of books. One is a children’s book and the other is urban fantasy or paranormal romance, she hasn’t decided which. Apart from this Jennifer also writes poetry and likes to spend time with her family.
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10 Cool Bookmarks for Book-Lovers

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I’ve had a thing for bookmarks since I was a child. Come to think of it almost every book reader would have used bookmarks before the advent of e-readers. It was the only way to keep track of progress.

Well, not true, there are those who will fold the page edge or dog-ear it to mark their spot (I cannot verbalise well enough my annoyance at this). And there are also those who will pick anything around them – a piece of newspaper, a laundry bill, a bottle label – to use as a marker (I am occasionally guilty of this).

But the inveterate reader is usually crazy about bookmarks and even has a favourite one. I’ve lost track of the bookmarks I have bought over the years and I know I will keep buying them because just like I can’t say no to adding books to my TBR, I can’t resist collecting bookmarks. 😀

Keeping with the spirit of hoarding bookmarks here are 10 more cool bookmarks you would want to get.

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Life as a Book Blogger with Azmira of Warhawke’s Vault

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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Azmira (warhawke’s Vault) first discovered her love for reading at the age of 8 but a couple of years later she lost touch with it. It was years later in 2012 that she rediscovered the joy of reading and hasn’t stopped since. Though the little girl who was fascinated by fairy tales has grown up and now enjoys dark, disturbing, heartbreaking books.

 

 

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10 Must Have Bookends for Book Addicts

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Books aren’t the only things that make me drool on a bookshelf. Bookends can do that to me too! Especially when they step beyond being the simple common place stands.

Bookends hold up books on a shelf and make sure they don’t fall over or off the rack. But they can be more than that, they can be pieces of art, collectibles you want to treasure.

Here are 10 bookends from my ‘I have to get this’ list. A collection of amazing designs and wacky styles in something as simple as a bookend.

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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. 😀 But since I can’t hoard tons of these I decided to do the next best thing. (more…)

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