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 😉
To celebrate Confessions of a Book Geek turning 4, I share a couple of key stats, and host a lot of giveaways!
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.
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.
Confessions of a Book Geek has made the longlist for Blog Awards Ireland in the Books and Literature category!
I haven’t read 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, but I have heard a lot about it through the BookTube and Book Blogging community, which is why when Netflix announced they were making a TV show adaptation – I got excited.
Unfortunately, it did not live up to expectations.
How often have we, as Book Geeks, perused Pinterest getting lost for hours having a good nosy at Book Nooks, Libraries, and Reading Rooms?
How often do we eagerly snap up Buzzfeed articles with titles like, “20 Beautiful Reading Spaces”? How often do we dream of winning the lottery and building a personal library that Belle would be proud of? (Beauty and the Beast reference, people!).
If you’re anything like me, I’d say all of the above occur pretty often. In a burst of random creativity (and at an ungodly hour in the morning), I decided it was finally time to make my dream a (virtual) reality. **Drum roll, please!**
It’s getting to that groggy mid-point of the year, where I’m really looking forward to getting my upcoming exams finished so I can spend more time reading and blogging, but similarly I’m fondly day-dreaming of warm sandy beaches and cocktails by the pool…
With summer on the way, some of you may have your holiday plans sorted, but for those who don’t, here are some things I’d like to read/do, that can maybe be your inspiration too!
Even though I rarely check in on them to see how I’m getting on, for some reason I still feel it’s necessary every year to sit down and write some bookish and bloggish resolutions. Occasionally, I’ll even do a couple for “real life” as well. Visualise it, write it, achieve it, and all that jazz! Without further ado, let’s review last year’s resolutions to see how epically I managed to fail in 2016!
There’s the super popular PopSugar Reading Challenge, and the equally infamous Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge, then of course there is the Goodreads Challenge, as well as the vast number this community comes up with themselves, and this year I’m putting my foot down.
I’m saying “no” to reading challenges.
This is a bit of an annual tradition on Confessions of a Book Geek. I prefer physical books to eBooks, and I prefer owning books as opposed to borrowing them from the library. This has resulted in a substantial TBR pile (based on my current rate of reading, it would take around 5 years to get through the books I currently own… eek!), and while I’m not a believer of Book Buying Bans, I think it’s a great idea to be mindful of what I’m spending my money on. So let’s see how much I spent in 2016…
Last year, I brought you the Crazy and Best Search Terms of 2015 and I’ve decided there are some posts I like redoing as a bit of an annual review, so today we have the Crazy and Best Search Terms of 2016!
I love taking part in this project, and encourage all of you to do it at least once!
OTSPSecretSister is the fabulous invention of Brittany @ Book Addict’s Guide, Alyssa @ Books Take You Places and Amy @ Tripping Over Books. The project is a “cheer club” – you are paired with a “Secret Sister” and send them letters, cards and gifts over the course of 6 months, before revealing to them who you are. While you’re doing this, you have your own Secret Sister who’s looking out for, and sending cheer, to you.
Today, I’ve written a Guest Post over on Dani Reviews Things for her event, #NAAugust!
In it I discuss NA fiction, and declare that NA is NOT erotica! Check out my discussion and drop Dani some love!