Reading Around the Globe

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. I wanted to take the time to help educate those that live in the US/UK/EU/AUS that the privilege we experience is not universal and thought that one of the most constructive ways that I can boost marginalized voices is to help share their experiences.

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FREE Bookish Blogger Templates for Scheduling and Statistics

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.

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How to set up RSS readers and why you should use them

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!

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Edelweiss 101: Tips & Tricks

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

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