AnonymousHi! I'd just like to ask how you can get publishers to send you books for review. I'm starting on a book blog and I'd really like the opportunity to be sent review books. Thanks:)
Hi! I don’t rightly know how I got publishing companies and authors to send me books. I’m supposing my blog popped up on someone’s radar after seeing my other reviews.
My advice is to review and review often. Also, make sure you’re tagging your posts to the best of your ability. I’ve never used it, but there’s NetGalley where you can request books from publishing companies! (I seriously just made an account on there. I’m so behind in these things.) I hope that helps!
AnonymousHow do you keep up with things on Twitter? I feel so lost.
I just follow news sources, especially when it’s about book/publishing twitters. I don’t even follow all of those twitters. I make a list for them and stay there a lot of the time. I just realized that I kind of have a lot of lists. I really like lists.
AnonymousHeloo. I'm sprry, this maybe too much but, I'm not really a book reader and i'm also dyslexic. I'm feeling quite lost and stuck at the same time. I want to read a book that may possibly help me get out of the situation i am in. And i've been told thatthere is no cure for dyslexia, i just have to work my way through it and get used to it. Maybe reading a good book will help me read more despite of it. Do you have any suggestions of which books i should have a go for? Thank you. Louis x
I happen to be dyslexic myself. I was seven when I was diagnosed, so the books I was reading were for younger readers. I got hooked on Nancy Drew and various mystery novels. I think the key is getting books on subjects you’re interested in. If you really enjoy the subject or plot or a certain character, then you’ll (more or less) force yourself to read it. Here are some things that helped me read better:
I really hope that helps. If you have any other questions, let me know. This is right up my ally.
AnonymousWould you say it's better to read short books or long books on a long flight?
I’d say it varies on what I’m want to read or what I am reading at the moment. I’ve read books like A Game of Thrones or a book of poems by Keats on separate flights. I guess logically I’d say the longer the flight, the longer the book I’d like to read. In the end, it doesn’t really matter.
My friend Sarah gave me the first two books in the series, but I haven’t read them yet. I’ve heard good and bad things about them. Some people say the His Dark Materials is a stronger series than the first, other’s say the opposite. It really depends on your opinion (as most all book reviews do).
AnonymousWhen having to come up with an essay topic or research question on (a) literary work(s), how exactly do you go about mapping out a topic?
It depends on how the topic is assigned. There are some teachers who rather the students pick a topic and others who’d rather give a topic for the students. If I’ve got a topic that I’ve chosen, then I already have an idea as to where I want to take the paper. If I’m assigned a topic, I have to more research.
I like to research the topics quickly on databases like JSTOR or EBSCO just to see how much information I’ll be able to pull up. If I can’t find enough supporting articles, then I really can’t write the paper. I’ll talk to my teacher and see if I need to narrow or broaded the topic as well. Then I normally find quotes from my sources and put it all together. I hope that helps!
AnonymousHave you read 'The Host?' If so, did you like it?
I have not! It’s on my to read list. I’ve heard good things and a few bad things. I don’t plan on reading it this year, but whenever I get the chance I definitely will be writing up a review of it!
Anonymoushow's everything organized on your blog?
I tag posts like my life depends on it, so everything is pretty organized on my blog. My basic tags are: books, book covers, book store, illustrations, infograph, library, manuscript, poetry, quote, short story, recommendations, & reviews. If you’re looking for a specific author, then search for it. After my URL put “/tagged/*author’s full name*” and everything related to them that I’ve reblogged should show up. I hope that helps!
Anonymousrandom question! what's a sweet gift idea for a girl I realllyyy like. Her birthday's on April, so I have plenty of time for preparations. and she's such a big bookworm. Any ideas would be really helpful, haha :)
Books! I mean I know that’s general, but find out which book she really wants and get it for her. There’s the fantastic shirts and totes at Out Of Print Clothing. Etsy is full of wonderful bookish things. You can never go wrong with a gift card to which ever book store she likes the most. If you know what her favorite book is, then it would make the tote or shirt selection a bit easier. I hope that helps!
AnonymousDo you know where I can get some cute bookmarks?
My favorite bookmarks are the ones I get from independent book stores. I also really love the bookmarks The Book Depository gives when you purchase books. Though, normally I make my own bookmarks. Just because I’ll grab them really quickly or I feel creative. I like to make these kind of bookmarks. Also, GoodReads has some really nice bookmarks you can print out. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page. I hope that helps!
AnonymousHow do you juggle reading two books at the same time? I find that I can't do it. The only way I can manage it, is if one of the books is a re-read. I love it when people say that they can read like three books at the same time as you have. :) I feel like I get the characters and plot points mixed up when I do.
Almost a year ago, I made this post about reading multiple books at once. I actually was reading seven books at the same time, which is still the standing record. I don’t have any problems mixing up characters. The novels I read are so different in comparison that’s not a problem. I normally start a book and then start another just because I have no self-control.
A wonderful Anon said you’re looking for Charmed Life!
Anyone care to help? I’m at a lost.
Anon No. 1 - You’re really sweet! No problem. Books will always be an obsession of mine. That will never change.
Anon No. 2 - That’s really sweet to say and I am happy. Good to know I deserve it.
AnonymousHey, I love to read romance novels and have recently read "One Day" by David Nicholas. I was wondering if you could recommend me some books about love :) thanks a lot
I am the worst person to ask about romance novels, because I don’t like them at all. I’ve only read romance novels that are classics. I have answered this question before, and I’ll stick to those recommendations.
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