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Stress-Free Book Blogging: 7 Personal Tips

I think we can all agree that before starting book blogging, we had no idea how time-consuming it would turn out to be! As well as actually reading books and writing posts, there are social media platforms to manage, photos to take, websites to design and emails demanding responses. It’s no wonder that many bloggers (myself among them!) have found themselves getting overwhelmed.

Over four years of book blogging, I’ve developed a number of strategies focussed on keeping me sane above making my blog uber-successful! I thought I would collect these tips together into an ultimate guide to stress-free book blogging… Continue reading Stress-Free Book Blogging: 7 Personal Tips

10 Things I Learned from Studying a Literature Degree

10 Things I Learned from Studying Literature

Hi everyone – I’m back!!! I took a hiatus for the past few months as things got pretty intense while I was finishing my English Literature degree. I’ve now submitted my last assignments and I’m really looking forward to getting back into book blogging, and catching up on all of your lovely posts!

For the first post of my return, I wanted to share the 10 most important things I learnt from studying literature… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned from Studying Literature

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A Photographic Tribute to Old Books

On holiday with my family in the Lake District, we stayed in a wing of a beautiful old house. It boasted a reading room packed with antique books and furniture that took my breath away! Needless to say, my parents had a little trouble dragging me away to actually see the lakes. I couldn’t resist sharing some of my most amazing finds with you… Continue reading A Photographic Tribute to Old Books

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The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron: Informative Yet Warm Insight into the Trait of High Sensitivity

Do you often find yourself over-stimulated when out in the world and long for the comfort of home? Are you strongly affected by other people’s moods? Do you consciously avoid violent films, TV shows or books?
If so, you may be what Elaine Aron calls an HSP (highly sensitive person). And you’re not alone – apparently, we make up 20% of the population! Her book is aimed at helping HSPs to survive in a competitive, demanding world where sensitivity is often viewed as a weakness. Continue reading The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron: Informative Yet Warm Insight into the Trait of High Sensitivity

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Ultimate Guide to Book Clubs Part 3: Your Questions Answered

What actually happens at a book club meeting?
Do I need to like classic/scholarly literature to join a book club?
What if I can’t think of anything to say about the book?

In this final part of Ultimate Guide to Book Clubs, I will be answering some common FAQs about joining a book club… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Book Clubs Part 3: Your Questions Answered

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Ultimate Guide to Book Clubs Part 2: Finding Your Perfect Book Club

Welcome to my new feature Ultimate Guide to Book Clubs, in which I will do my best to answer all of the questions you may have about joining a book club. Why take part? Where can you find one? What actually happens at a book club meeting? Do you have to be a scholar of high-brow literature to be welcome?

This week I will:

1. Suggest some ways to find book clubs in your area

2. Give you some things to consider when looking for a book club to suit you Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Book Clubs Part 2: Finding Your Perfect Book Club

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Ultimate Guide to Book Clubs Part 1: Reasons to Join a Book Club

Welcome to my new feature Ultimate Guide to Book Clubs, in which I will do my best to answer all of the questions you may have about joining a book club. Why take part? Where can you find one? What actually happens at a book club meeting? Do you have to be a scholar of high-brow literature to be welcome?

This week I will be sharing my top 7 reasons to join a book club… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Book Clubs Part 1: Reasons to Join a Book Club

Stories Beyond Books Part 3: Adulthood

We all have books with a special place in our hearts, for reasons more than the words written in them. Perhaps they changed the way we think about the world, are attached to happy memories or got us through a difficult time in our lives. In this new feature, I will be sharing my own ‘Stories Beyond Books’ and it would be wonderful if you could share yours too! Continue reading Stories Beyond Books Part 3: Adulthood