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Tag Archive: book bloggers

How Dewey’s Readathon led to a new book publication

Book Club Guide for Xingu by Edith Wharton
This entry is part 7 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 7 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon Readathon leads to publication Readathon rituals are good. Mine led me to publish a new book this past year. I’ll share all the info, but first things first: April 25, 2015 is the day when readers from around the world gather virtually to read…

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Armchair BEA 2014 – A passion for books

Twittered out?
This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Armchair BEA 2014 – The participants Armchair BEA 2014 may have satisfied book lust, but I confess, after daily Twitter parties and blog writing and hopping, I do think I’m ¬†ready for a day at the beach. So, you may ask:…

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Kicking off Armchair BEA 2014

Mad Hatter attend Armchair BEA Introduction
This entry is part 12 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 12 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Reading, Writing, and Books – What’s not to love? Armchair BEA 2014 that virtual book bonanza for book bloggers and readers, is happening this week. Once again, I’m wearing the Mad Hatter hat as I nearly missed the opening day. Luckily,…

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Book bloggers – Annual event ends – Armchair BEA

Book bloggers gather at alternative Book Expo: Armchair BEA 2013
This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014 Book bloggers gathering for virtual Book Expo ends The end of another year of Book Expo’s virtual Armchair BEA has come to pass with this final wrap-up. It’s been a hectic week full of books, blogs, and bloggers. Each day’s…

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Managing a blog – Armchair BEA

Managing a blog can be stressful.
This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014How to manage a blog and keep a life Yes, well, when I figure that one out I’ll get back to you. This week is a prime example. Armchair BEA crept up on me and bust into my reality about a…

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Blogging secrets for book bloggers – Armchair BEA

Blogging secrets are as rare as a silver bullet for writing bestsellers
This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Blogging secrets are about as rare as that magic bullet writers seek to turn a manuscript into a bestseller. As with writing, don’t look for any silver bullet that will come to your aid and guarantee your blog’s rapid rise to…

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Reading the Classics Spin, take two

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The Classics Club Spin challenge To encourage our reading the classics, The Classics Club (TCC) has created yet another spin. The first round was back in February. While I haven’t quite finished¬†The Man in the Iron Mask, I’m ready to spin again and see how I do. We’ll have two months (May and June) to…

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My reading plan for the classics readathon

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonThe classic books on my reading list My readathon book choices are made. Obviously, I’m going to be reading the classics over the next 24 hours as I embark on The Classic Club’s Readathon. So here are the classics perched on my TBR table, all…

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Tips to start the year with a classic readathon

This entry is part 23 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 23 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonThe Classics Club Readathon – First Ever Jump-start your reading year and sign up for The Classics Club Readathon, a 24-hour reading marathon, January 5, 2013. Yes, that’s this Saturday. You’ve got time to sign up, pick-your books, plan your hours and stock your pantry….

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A roadmap of reading, writing, and resolutions

A writer’s blueprint for 2013 There is something about the turning of the year that uncoils energy, stirs the imagination, and ignites the passion to get things done. This year proves no different. I’ve been busy, busy, busy and my keyboard is humming from all the finger tapping. Resolutions? Well, maybe my version of them:…

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A writer’s year of discovery

End of year book survey 2012 One year ends, a new year begins. 2012 proved to be an interesting year where some major changes and shifts occurred where books, blogs, reading, and writing are concerned. And, of course, this blog reflected that change. The year in summary A rediscovery of deep reading The big revelation…

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Ah, the To Be Read Pile reading challenge

TBR Pile Challenge 2013 Let’s face it, if you’re any sort of writer at all you have a TBR pile, stack, or shelf of books that have been bought but never read. If you’re like me you very well may have a bookcase or two–at the very least a mountain. Adam, over at Roof Beam…

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Getting things done the Bloggiesta way

What to do about that pesky to-do list If you’re an author who blogs or a passionate reader turned book blogger, then you know there are lots of little housekeeping things that eat up space on your to do list but never get checked off. Don’t you wish you’d stop the mad blogging merry-go-round and…

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BBWA 2012 – Book blogger finds

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series BBAW

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series BBAWBook Blogger Appreciation Week Highlights Initially, I could say the best thing about this week is that I discovered the annual BBAW event. I could say that. I could also say that another major highlight is the wide variety of books highlighted by all the…

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BBWA 2012 – Memoirs celebrate the joy of reading

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series BBAW

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series BBAWThe well-read life is a life of reading Book lovers and book bloggers place a high value on reading and make the act of reading a major life priority. Avid readers know what books have to offer. Books are more than cardboard covers and a…

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