My recent six-book haul – what books did I get?

My recent six-book haul – what books did I get?

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Here's something a bit new. Because I've not been finishing any actual books lately to review, I thought I'd do an article on a recent book haul I had when I went into Sheringham which is a north Norfolk town absolutely filled with charity and book shops. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via 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 product. As well as this, I recently received some book vouchers for Waterstones and National Book Tokens and so had plenty of money to go out and spend which made looking around one of the best places for books…
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7 Authors I Want to Read in 2024

7 Authors I Want to Read in 2024

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As 2023 has gone by, I have used a combination to decide what books I read next. This combination is usually ranked firstly by whether I have the audiobook available to listen to at the same time, then it's whether the book has been requested for review and then finally I base my decisions on simply what I want to read next. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. In 2024, I most definitely want to explore some authors I read in 2023 and some new authors who I simply don't know how I've not managed to pick up any of their books…
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The Best Books I’ve Read in 2023

The Best Books I’ve Read in 2023

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Well, there's another year gone by! I am now going into my fourth year as a blogger and so this is the third "best books I read this year" sort of post I've done now. Have my reading tastes changed at all? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via 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. If you're new here - these books aren't the best books that I read that came out in 2023. This is a list of just the best books that I have read in 2023. However, don't think this list isn't as good, because,…
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The Top 10 Most-Rated Books on Goodreads – number two might surprise you!

The Top 10 Most-Rated Books on Goodreads – number two might surprise you!

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Goodreads has become the biggest platform on the internet for us book lovers to give our honest reviews of books and also to go and find brand new books to pick up. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via 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. One of the biggest features that sets Goodreads apart early on is its simple “out of five” rating system that gives an obvious average rating for each book based on everyone’s thoughts. As well as showing you what the average rating is, it also shows you how many people in total have…
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What makes a really good thriller?

What makes a really good thriller?

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The thriller genre is one of the best-selling genres of books out there. It is, without a doubt, a genre of book that gets most people talking and has become a space where many authors find a lot of success. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via 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. There are some of the massive hitters in the genre such as Lisa Jewell, Lee Child, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Anthony Horowitz, David Baldacci, John Grisham etc (apologies if I’ve missed out any big names you can think of). These are the authors who…
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The Best Books I’ve Read So Far This Year (2023)

The Best Books I’ve Read So Far This Year (2023)

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I put out a poll on my Twitter the other day asking if people would be interested in reading an article about the book best books I’ve read so far this year. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via 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. Obviously, with most of my followers being bookish folk and me offering them a free list of good books, most of them came back and overwhelmingly voted “f*ck yeah”. So then I had to go out and have a look at my StoryGraph and have a look at the books I’d rated…
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Is it worth jumping over to Meta’s Twitter rival Threads?

Is it worth jumping over to Meta’s Twitter rival Threads?

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I’ve been doing social media professionally for over half a decade now. I wouldn’t say I could make any account in the world go viral or even that I’m fully informed on every single element of social platforms. However, I have used social media both for work and also personally almost every single day for over a decade now. I’m always one of the first to try out new apps when they come along and am very keen to then compare them to whichever platform it is they’re trying to replicate (because being original isn’t cool anymore). Enter: Threads, an Instagram app. Threads was only released about 12 hours ago and I’ve had a good extensive look at it so I thought I would give my initial impressions from someone…
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What Apps Does A Book Blogger Actually Use?

What Apps Does A Book Blogger Actually Use?

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I'm not only a book nerd, I'm also a bit of a gadget nerd. I'm always so interested in what Apple or Google have to announce yet that might be the new latest thing in mobile technology. This extends to my current phone, the iPhone 14 Pro and this extends to always wanting to download the latest apps and play with all of the latest innovations and make sure I'm one of the first to be on a digital bandwagon. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at o extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. But what does this…
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The 10 Best Books I Read in 2022 (Ranked)

The 10 Best Books I Read in 2022 (Ranked)

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It's the end of 2022! This year I have read an awful lot of books (60 to be exact) and read some absolute bangers. I've read some books that I know will be added to my top books of all time. Of the sixty books, I've picked out a handful of them that really stood out to me as the very best books I've read all year. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via 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 product. Don't get me wrong, I think only one of these books actually came out in 2022, so these…
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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

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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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