Even for avid bookworms, there are times when reading becomes difficult – not because it isn’t enjoyable anymore – but because other things can be disruptive and distracting. If you’re struggling to read, here are five tips that could help…
5 Things to Remember When Starting A Book Blog
A lot of bookworms start blogs because they don’t have people in their “real” lives they can connect with about their love of reading. Book bloggers congregate in cosy corners of the internet to share their favourite authors and talk about their most loved books, and the online bookish community really is great – but, there are a few things to think about before you dive into book blogging:
Improve Your Reading Experience – Add Context, Go Deeper
I used to love reading for fun and escapism only. Then I started a masters programme…
Review: The End of Competitive Advantage
Chances are the strategies that worked well for you, even a few years ago, no longer deliver the results you need. Dramatic changes in business have unearthed a major gap between traditional approaches to strategy and the way the real world works now.
In short, strategy is stuck. Most leaders are using frameworks that were designed for a different era of business and based on a single dominant idea – that the purpose of strategy is to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Now, Columbia Business School professor and globally recognised strategy expert, Rita Gunther McGrath, argues that it’s time to go beyond the very concept of sustainable competitive advantage.
Books I’m Reading During My Masters
If I thought I was busy before, I guess I better buckle up for the ride!
I’m taking this as an opportunity to bring you guys with me, so here is (part of) my reading list for the first module of my Masters programme!
7 Famous Movies You Might Not Know Were Based On Books
Many Book Geeks know that Hollywood gets a lot of its inspiration from publishing – Harry Potter, Twilight, the Bourne movies, James Bond, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Atonement, Bridget Jones’ Diary, the list really is endless. But there are a lot of people, Book Geeks included, who won’t know that the following famous […]
Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up March & April 2018
March and April were full of documentaries and TV shows, with some reading thrown in for good measure.
Check out what I’ve been reading and watching over the past two months!
Review: Almost Love
When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard.
So it doesn’t matter that he’s twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she’s sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him.
Sarah’s friends are worried. Her father can’t understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she’s on the verge of losing her job.
But Sarah can’t help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew.
And love is supposed to hurt.
Confessions of a Book Geek Turns 4, with Giveaways!
To celebrate Confessions of a Book Geek turning 4, I share a couple of key stats, and host a lot of giveaways!
Books You Need This International Women’s Day!
#PressForProgress for International Women’s Day 2018!
Here are some top fiction and non-fiction book recommendations for International Women’s Day 2018.
Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up January & February 2018
Find out what books I’ve hauled, movies I’ve watched, and what I’ve been up to for the past few months! As well as some of my favourite posts from other bloggers.
Review: Big Little Lies
Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one.
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbours secret doubts about her son. But why?
Things Book Geeks Do When They’re Not Reading
Most Book Geeks have a significant TBR pile. They could be stacked up on your bedside table, overflowing from your bookshelves, or just bundled neatly around the floor, either way with SO many amazing books to get through, you would think we do little else except read.
But there comes a time, whether through book burnout, a reading slump, or just because you fancy a change of pace, that you need to take a break and do something different. So, what do Book Geeks do when they aren’t reading?
Review: This Song Will Save Your Life
All her life, Elise Dembowski has been an outsider. Starting a new school, she dreams of fitting in at last – but when her best attempts at popularity fail, she almost gives up. Then she stumbles upon a secret warehouse party. There, at night, Elise can be a different person, making real friends, falling in love for the first time, and finding her true passion – DJ’ing.
But when her real and secret lives collide, she has to make a decision once and for all: just who is the real Elise?
Review: The Thirty List
Everyone has one. That list. The things you were supposed to do before you turn thirty… Of course, sometimes real life doesn’t work out like that. And at thirty, Rachel has slid down every ladder she ever climbed.
Jobless, broke, and ditched by her husband, she has to move in with grumpy Patrick and his four year old son, who’ve got problems of their own. So to cheer themselves up, Rachel and Patrick decide to revisit their ‘lists’. Soon they are learning to tango, abseiling, trying stand-up comedy and more. But as Rachel gets closer to Patrick, she wonders if their relationship is too good to be true. And what will happen when they finish their lists?
6 Recommended Coffee Table Books
In this online book-loving community there is a place for fiction and non-fiction. We share the love for YA, NA, and even erotica, and we critique and review literary master-pieces, as well as self-penned autobiographies.
But there is one category of books that is often over-looked, and that is the joy of the coffee table book.
So today, I’m bring you 6 coffee table book recommendations!