Reading Around the Globe: Marie in France

“There are libraries where I live, small ones and bigger ones, but given that I live in France, most of the books there are in my native language. The selection of books available in English in the library closest to me consists of, most likely 20 books, tops and these are mostly classics, with a Harry Potter copy thrown in..”

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series and catch up on previous interviews on the master post.

  1. What is your name? Marie
  2. Blog URL? Drizzle and Hurricane Books
  3. Twitter handle? @dh_books
  4. Where do you live? I live in a small town in France πŸ™‚

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Reading Around the Globe: Annie in Rwanda

“There’s this one public library in Kigali, the biggest of them all, it has got a wide range of books from locally published ones to international bestsellers. Sometimes it’s challenging to find the books you want but that’s been easy now that you can order them online.”

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series and catch up on previous interviews on the master post.

  1. What is your name? Annie
  2. Blog URL? The Sunflower Bookshelf
  3. Twitter handle? @sunflowerreader
  4. Where do you live? Kigali, Rwanda
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ARC Request Templates (Email & Profile)

Hi friends and welcome to another bookish resource! I’ve been dubbed the Email Queen πŸ‘‘ by Soph, and a recent Twitter poll had an overwhelming response for email templates… so I thought that I would share the ones I wrote pertaining to ARCs. And while we are talking about putting your best foot forward on your ARC requests, I have also included some tips on how to make your NetGalley & Edelweiss profile as strong as ever!

This post is not meant to be a how-to guide with links to publicity contacts and the general milestones most publishers are looking for before granting review requests. That isn’t to say that I won’t make that post in the future, but for the purposes of this post I wanted to keep it simple with templates only. If you’re looking for that kind of post, I recommend that you check out the amazing guides by A Whisper of Ink, Nose Graze, or Novel Knight.

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Reading Around the Globe: Rita in Portugal

“Literacy only became widespread in the mid-20th century here, so literature still isn’t given much value. While I do think that this is changing, it’s happening very slowly.”

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series and catch up on previous interviews on the master post.

  1. What is your name? My name is Rita.
  2. Blog URL? https://bookishr.wordpress.com
  3. Twitter handle? @bookishr_
  4. Where do you live? I live in Lisbon, Portugal!

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Reading Around the Globe: Wesley in Belgium

“Our libraries offer a great variety of books in Dutch, but also in other languages like English, French, and German. Usually I’m able to find the books I want, especially in the bigger libraries.”

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post.

  1. What is your name? Wesley
  2. Blog URL? www.outsidersandmisfits.com
  3. Twitter handle? @O_and_M_Blog
  4. Where do you live? Belgium

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