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…
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:
I used to love reading for fun and escapism only. Then I started a masters programme…
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!
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 […]
To celebrate Confessions of a Book Geek turning 4, I share a couple of key stats, and host a lot of giveaways!
#PressForProgress for International Women’s Day 2018!
Here are some top fiction and non-fiction book recommendations for International Women’s Day 2018.
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?
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!
We’re back with my annual analysis of what I’ve spent on books! It’s not 100% accurate, but it’s pretty close.
This has become a really popular post, and an annual tradition for me, which is actually very useful in attempting to help me control my spending and prevent my bookcases from overflowing entirely.
There’s something special about Christmas music, it makes me ridiculously happy, and when it comes on in a pub (after everyone has had a couple of tipples) and everyone sings it at the top of their lungs, I just LOVE it.
Here are 20 of my favourite Christmas tunes. Share any of yours that I haven’t included in the comments!
A couple of years ago, I took part in something called Blogmas, where I (failed miserably) at posting every day in December. One of those posts was on my favourite Christmas movies, so I’m upcycling some content today as I revamp that old post and bring it to you in all of its new glory!
Today’s post is a list of 14 Non-Fiction Recommendations. So, if you’re a sometimes-nonfiction-reader, or someone who doesn’t tend to gravitate towards nonfiction, why not branch out this November and give these books a try?
Have you heard of Unbound?
It’s a book publishing crowdfunding website, and Book Blogger, Amy, over at Ten Penny Dreams is using it to fund the publication of her first novel, which sounds AMAZING.
Find out more about Amy’s novel, The Disappeared, as well as more about Unbound, the future of book publishing.
Book lovers have long held the notion that reading is good for you – ask any Book Geek and they’ll tell you reading is relaxing, fun, and educational, that they feel more empathetic and understanding as a result of the stories they’ve read, and that their horizons have been broadened, which is all great stuff, but now there’s scientific evidence to prove that reading actually is a superpower 😉
Banned Books Week is an annual event that was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries.
This year, Banned Books Week ran from the 24th – 30th September. Supported by various organisations, it aims to increase awareness of banned books, and celebrate the freedom to read, including educating others on the danger of censorship.
All very important issues, and as I’m fully in support of being a rebel, and reading whatever the hell you like in the process, here are my recommendations for Banned Books you should be sinking your teeth into.