Here’s your next read – the 5 best websites for finding your next book

Here’s your next read – the 5 best websites for finding your next book

Features, Recommendations
Finding your next read can often be quite a long process. I know the next book I read I often leave up to somebody else or my social media. I give them a choice of all of the books I fancy reading next and ask which I should begin with - I genuinely agree with the masses. However, sometimes there are other factors that come into it - such as whether it is available for me to listen to from my library or whether the book is discounted anywhere. But wait, what if there was a website that could offer you different ways to choose which next book to read or which next book you should buy? Well, I did some searching on the web for some of the best…
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A Comprehensive Guide to Social media for Bloggers

A Comprehensive Guide to Social media for Bloggers

Features, Tips and Tricks
I've been running a blog for over a year and have worked in social media in my professional career for almost 5 years. So I like to think I have some experience as to the dos and don't of social media. Social media for bloggers can be make-or-break. It's all well and good having a great blog that you put many hours into and is well written, but if you never share it for it t be seen, it's going to be very difficult for it to have any real value. Why is social media important for a blogger? There are many reasons you'd want to get your social media feeds going for a blog. The first and foremost is simply to promote your blog to an external audience. Other…
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My Top 5 Posts on my Blog in August 2022

My Top 5 Posts on my Blog in August 2022

Features, Monthly Round Ups
Every month I like to look back and see which posts from those I posted did the best. This not only allows me to keep a historical archive of which articles have done the best so I can then use these going forward or when I need to look back for inspiration but it also allows me to share content with those of you who are aspiring bloggers. These posts below are the top five performing meaning they received the most amount of views from the month. These posts have all been posted within this month. If I posted the top five most-viewed articles each month that weren't posted in that month, they'd all be fairly similar and repetitive. So here are the top five most viewed blog posts from…
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The Seven Books I Read in August 2022

The Seven Books I Read in August 2022

Features, Monthly Round Ups
Each month I take a look back at what I've read and post my summaries and a link to the full review below. If you're looking for a new book then there's no better place to look than these lists. August featured four five-star books, possibly the most I've ever had in one month! Please be aware that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase products via the links provided below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. I finished seven books over the month with two being epic fantasies, one historical fiction, one a fairly contemporary romance (I know, unlike me!) and the other three coming…
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How to Write Blog Posts Super Easily – How to optimise your words for Google

How to Write Blog Posts Super Easily – How to optimise your words for Google

Features, How to, Tips and Tricks
I've been blogging for well over a year now and so have some experience when it comes to writing blog posts. In total, I've written over 230 posts at the time of writing this blog post (that's a bit meta hey?) and so I would like to think I know what I'm doing at this point. However, I won't sit here and say writing blog posts has become exponentially easier - in fact as I've learned more about how to optimise blog posts to get them viewed higher on Google, it has become a long process to complete posts. In this post, I'm going to give you tips and tricks on writing a blog post to optimise it for Google including language to use, how to format your paragraphs and…
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I Answer ALL the Bookish Questions – 50 Book Questions to Ask Your Friends

I Answer ALL the Bookish Questions – 50 Book Questions to Ask Your Friends

Features
I was browsing the web, looking for some book tags to do (they're always great fun and I often realise something about my reading habits I didn't know) and came across Owlcation's "50 Questions About Books and Reading to Ask Your Friends" and thought there was great some great questions in there. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via any of the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Therefore, I thought I would steal the question and answer them myself. As there are 50 here, I've not given the longest of answers as I'd be writing all night…
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5 Fantasy Series I Really Want to Finish

5 Fantasy Series I Really Want to Finish

Features, Recommendations
I love fantasy - I don't think that's breaking news for anybody reading this blog if you've been here before. However, I do have a bit of a problem with starting fantasy series' and then possibly not finishing them. This isn't because I don't want to, it's more due to the fact that I pick up another new fantasy series before I start any sequels. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any of the products below via one of the links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of any of the products. I love starting new series which is a problem as it means I often…
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My 5 Most-Read Articles from July 2022

My 5 Most-Read Articles from July 2022

Features, Monthly Round Ups
At the end of each month, I have a look back and see which articles did the best throughout those four weeks. This is an interesting insight into which articles people found useful, which articles my social media platforms promoted the best, also, which articles maybe need another push to get them into people's eyes. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. July was a quieter month for my blog. I posted 11 articles this month which contained only four book reviews. The rest were author interviews, "best of" lists and…
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My July 2022 Reading Round-up – Why I Only Read Three Books This Month

My July 2022 Reading Round-up – Why I Only Read Three Books This Month

Features, Monthly Round Ups
Each month I do a round-up of all of the books I've read throughout that month. This gives you, as a reader of my blog or a reader of books, a chance to maybe find a new great read based on my thoughts on what I've read this month. Please note that this article contains affiliate links - this means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. July was a slower month of reading for me because essentially I picked up a tomb of a book in Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson. Gardens of the Moon is over 600…
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Author Interview with AJ West – the most honest interview yet!

Author Interview with AJ West – the most honest interview yet!

Author interviews, Features
A couple of months ago, I put out on my social media channels that I'd love to chat to some authors about publishing, writing a book, struggles with being an author and so much more. Please note that this article contains affiliate links - this means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. I received a heck of a lot of responses so narrowed it down and sent off some questions and awaited some responses. This week I interview AJ West in what is one of the most honest interviews to date. He talks about his book The Spirit Engineer, what…
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