Reading Around the Globe: Gel in the Philippines

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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? Hey y’all! I’m Gel!
  2. Blog URL? You can find me at https://whimsywanders.com
  3. Twitter handle? @whimsy_wanders
  4. Where do you live? I live in a city a couple of hours away from Manila, Philippines.

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All About PDFelement: Create, Edit, Collaborate on PDFs in One Program

This post is sponsored by Wondershare, the makers of PDFelement. All opinions are my own and reflect my honest first impressions after testing out the software. Thank you Wondershare for supporting me and my content!

Those of you that have been around for awhile know that I am all about working smarter not harder; I enjoy sharing my various tips and tricks for how you can be more efficient. If I were to name a second third love to my cat and books, it’d be finding cool ways to get things done. And today we are going to talk about PDFs!

You might be wondering why I, a book blogger, am talking about PDFs today. As a data fanatic and a person who thrives on reports (and creates a lot of them for work), I was excited when Wondershare asked if I would be interested in trying out PDFelement and writing a post with my honest opinions. All the various possibilities started coming to mind, mostly about creating really pretty infographics with piecharts and data because I am extra like that.

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Reading Around the Globe: Annemieke in The Netherlands

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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? Annemieke
  2. Blog URL? adancewithbooks.wordpress.com
  3. Twitter handle? @signourney
  4. Where do you live? The Netherlands.
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How I Stay on Top of New Releases // Edelweiss Guide 2.0

If you’ve been around for awhile you know that each month I post a list of Anticipated Releases for the upcoming month, which are books that I have had my eye on and am hoping to read one day. A couple friends recently asked me how I keep up-to-date with upcoming releases and were excited to hear about my system for keeping track because it also helps me choose which ARCs to request from publishers as I limit myself to four per month. How do I do it? Edelweiss.

Edelweiss is a godsend and has honestly made my blogging life so much easier over the last several months! Long gone are the days of looking at upcoming releases by month on Goodreads based on number of adds (I missed so many books that didn’t generate top-200 buzz!) or looking through each publisher’s catalogs (very time consuming). Usher in the day of having a saved custom filter to easily check and save new releases of interest up to four months in advance!

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How to Take & Access Notes in Audible

Hi friends! Many of you know that I am new to audiobooks but I am slowly falling in love with them. One of my biggest challenges has been taking notes while I consume them, and while I found that I could add bookmarks & notes on the app I could not for the life of me figure out how to access them! What use are my notes when I can’t find the things when it’s time to write my review?!

This quickie guide honestly came from an intense need on my part to be able to take and access notes on Audible so I can write my very overdue review for Gemina. I wasn’t able to find a source online and it took me playing around on the Desktop app to find my bookmarks… so I decided to put together a quick post on how to access them!

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