“Nothing in this book is true.” – Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Traveling Book Review! In this new feature, I will select one of my favorite books from my collection per season to go on a trip around […]
For the past few months I have been happily using my Scheduling Spreadsheet to prioritize and keep track of my review obligations (which has been life changing!). After adding a stats tab and sharing it on Twitter, I received a lot of positive feedback and thought that I would share this resource with the community!
Like any person with a Type A personality, I really like order. A lot. I make lists for my lists and plan pretty much everything. I know some people are crippled by rigidity and schedules, but for me I find them positively freeing!
I get a lot of random ideas for new content, and setting up the schedule not only helps me to prioritize my ARC reading (which is a lifesaver!) but also maintain a consistent schedule. When inspiration strikes I just create a draft post with a basic title and word vomit my idea in the body to jog my memory when I have time to flesh out the post.
If you are on Wordpress you no doubt rely heavily on your Wordpress Reader to see all the posts from the other bloggers that you subscribe to; an RSS Reader is the same thing only you can add more than just Wordpress blogs to your content curation!
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds offer another way to get content from your favorite websites all in one place.
In this post I will talk about setting up a feed link for visitors, popular RSS Readers out there, and how to set up an RSS Reader yourself. Let’s dive into it!
Welcome voracious readers to my first guide & tips post, all about Edelweiss Plus! For those of you that haven’t heard of it before, Edelweiss Plus is a free website where you can not only request digital review copies (DRCs, also known as advanced reader/review copies or ARCs) but also browse publisher’s catalogs.
Why use it?
✔️ Search catalogs of all major publishers and never miss a new title
✔️ Receive alerts about new books of interest to you
✔️ Network with over 100,000 book reviewers and other book professionals
✔️ Download digital review copies and access reviews by other book professionals
So Edelweiss is pretty amazing, but it is also very confusing and not intuitive to learn. Continue reading…
In honor of the 2017 Nebula Award Winners being announced last night at the annual conference in Pittsburgh, I wanted to create an award to celebrate the blogging community! Since I absolutely love space and science fiction/fantasy often are set in space, it seemed the perfect theme to choose for an award that recognizes exceptional bloggers that are engaged in the community and publish excellent content.
If you say something is out of this world, you are emphasizing that it is extremely good or impressive . . . these bloggers are shooting for the moon and living among the stars 🌟