Winter Traveling Book Review: Ready Player One

Welcome friends to the announcement for the Winter Traveling Book Review! My copy of Cat's Cradle is currently on its way to Canada and enjoying its adventure for the Fall Traveling Book Review, but with a new season it is time to get a new book started!

In case you are new here, I started this feature primarily to select a book from my collection per season to go on a trip around the country (or world?!) to visit my favorite bloggers and have them share their thoughts about the book. Last time I chose one of my favorite books, but this time I wanted to pick one of the backlist titles on my shelf that I hadn't read yet. I set up a Twitter poll between five books that I shortlisted... and came up with a tie. Of course. So I broke the tie... what did I choose? Read on to find out!

2019 Book Blogger Spreadsheet Template

We all know that I live by my lists as a very Type A personality. My book blogging experience drastically changed for the better in July when I put together a spreadsheet to keep track of all of my ARCs, and I made the FREE 2018 Book Blogger Spreadsheet Template available for anyone to use. And I am here with the exciting news that the NEW & IMPROVED spreadsheet template for 2019 is now available!

I don't know about you, but as 2018 draws to a close I have started to look towards 2019. Setting goals. Planning content. Scheduling buddy reads. For those of you that like to schedules and data, the promise of a new year is exciting. But who wants to create a new spreadsheet to keep track of everything? Ya gal here spent the past several weeks improving the spreadsheet. There are a lot more tabs and the spreadsheet does a lot more than it did before, so this post will break it down for you with lots of screenshots. Let's get into it!

The Ultimate Social Media Guide for Bloggers

Welcome voracious readers to the Ultimate Social Media Guide for Book Bloggers (that can also be tweaked for other niches because this information is useful for anyone)! If you are interested in learning how to take your blog's social media marketing to the next level, then buckle up and grab your bullet journals because this post is jam packed of information to help you raise awareness and increase traffic to your blog!


This guide is one month in the making and the culmination of countless trainings, conferences, and projects over five years of professional experience working in digital communications and fundraising. My experience has been in non-profit communications as it pertains to fundraising, and I currently run university-branded social media accounts on behalf of my department. In May 2018 I applied this knowledge to my own social media accounts and since then experienced rapid growth (just passed 500 WordPress followers, thank you so much!) and increased monthly traffic. And you can do it too, without slaving away for hours! Continue reading...

How to schedule tweets & pins using Hootsuite & why you should

It's September and I am back with another guide for the bookish blogging community, and this time I am here to tell you all you need to know about scheduling tweets using Hootsuite and why you should!

You may or may not know this, but for my day job fundraising in higher education I also manage the social media strategy for my unit. I have four years of professional social media strategy experience, and countless trainings and collaboration with others in the field helped me hone these skills to put them to work with my personal account when I decided to use it for my book blog back in April. I wanted to create a guide to pay it forward to the blogging community! Continue reading...

Flapping Pages: An International ARC Program

As discussed in the Reading Around the Globe series, the truth is that book lovers and bloggers outside of the US/UK/AUS are not afforded the same privileges as those of us that live in countries with English publishers. It isn't about the quality of their reviews or how engaged their audience is with their content: these fantastic bloggers are not even considered for physical ARCs from the publishers due to the shipping costs (eARCs are also country-restricted, but that isn't the focus of this post).

As a blogger living in the United States, I recognize my privilege and want to use my it to help international bloggers and hopefully inspire change. I am so excited to be launching this feature after over a month and a half of planning! Continue reading...