100 MUST-READ AUSTRALIAN BOOKS

Hey booknerdigan,

If some of you haven’t already worked out that I am Australia, than I think this article that I want to share with you all on this fine Wednesday will prove to you all that I am.

Here are according to Book Riot, the 100 Must-Read Australian Books:

http://bookriot.com/2017/06/09/100-must-read-australian-books/

So of the 100 books listed, I have only read 3 of them and they include:

  • The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  • The Secret Recipe for Second Chances by J.D. Barret
  • Selby’s Secret by Duncan Ball

I have however, heard or watched about 80% of the rest of the list.

Have you read any of these ‘Austrlian’ books?

♥ GWAP

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15 Rad Bookstagram Accounts to Follow

So it’s nearing the end of the year and it is around this time of the year where all the cool list come out, where people unfriend, deactivate or un-follow people all over twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Well if you are like me and looking for awesome people to follow on your Instagram, than here is the perfect article for you:

http://bookriot.com/2016/11/08/15-rad-bookstagram-accounts-to-follow/

Here is a list of 15 pretty cool Instagram accounts that you can follow and if you are a fellow booknerd, then you are either already following some of these or should go and follow them.

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10 BookTubers I Love (And you will, too)

I haven’t watched a lot of BookTube really, but not because I don’t want to rather I don’t have the time too.

But then I came across this new link and had to share it with you all.

10 BookTubers I Love (and You Will, Too)

Some of you probably watch some or most of these or know about them, and some of you are probably like me and have no idea what or who any of these people are.

So here is a list to get you started in the BookTube world. I’m sorry if you get caught up in the world.

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15 Sweet Kid Lit-Inspired Cakes

Well you all know how much I love Book Riot and here is just another example of why. Check out this awesome link I just found:

15 Sweet Kid Lit-Inspired Cakes

Now those are cool kids birthday cakes if I do say so myself.

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Reese Witherspoon’s Book Recommendations

I didn’t know that actress Reese Witherspoon was an avid reader or that she had a large following of people who follow her #bookclub tag on instagram or twitter. But I do now thanks to Book Riot and this great article.

Reese Witherspoon’s Book Recommendations

Some of these book I already knew about and some of them look amazing. I also love how her production company had already brought the right and will be making movies or television shows for almost all of the listed books. She company did a great job with Gone Girl, so hopefully she can do wonders for the rest of them.

Did you know about Reese Witherspoon’s book club?

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On asking authors to sign my books with their favorite word

I don’t think this article needs any explanations or anything. I love Book Riot because they have some of the coolest post and articles by so many different people. Have a look at this amazing one.

On Asking Authors To Sign My Books With Their Favorite Word

How smart, clever, creative and inspiration is this article. To think I let authors write what ever they want. I think I am going to start doing this when I get books signed, because what is more personable and unforgettable than an author signing a copy of their own book with a quote of their favorite word too. That is of course if they want to participate.

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The Oldest Bookstore in the World

How amazing is this!

The Oldest Bookstore in the World

A book shop that has been around for 281 years! I mean how cool is that and in Portugal as well.

This bookshop has officially gone on my list of places to visit before I die.

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10 Obnoxious Thing People Say to Hardcore Readers

I have been a reader all of my life, so has my mother and sister and yes, in the last few years or so my book game has really increased. Sue me, I have found my passion in life. But there are something people say that really annoy the hell out of me when it comes to reading, me and reading and just books in general.

I found this charm of a link from Book Riot the other day and want to share it all with you. I doubt any of you have come away unscathed by one or two of the things on this list, I know people have said some to me before.

10 Obnoxious Things People Say To Hard-Core Readers

There is nothing wrong with reading, weather you do it fast, slow, superfast or what ever, no harm can come out of it. So read and screw everyone else I say.

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15 things that happen when you’re a speedreader

Book Riot! have done it again, another great article about reading and more importantly, speed reading.

15 Things That Happen When You’re a Speedreader

I am not a speed reader. I wish I was a speed reader, but sadly I am not. If I do start to speed read, I seem to miss out on all of the important words and have to go back and re-read it, so really I lose out. And anyway, who wants to spend $20 on a book just to read it in an afternoon?

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13 things an adult should actually be embarrassed to read

I have found an article from my good site Book Riot! And I love it, of course. Some of the things on the list include, reading a loved ones emails, or a book you were supposed to return to a friend a long time ago.

There is one, number five that I love to bit.

5. The last page of the book when you have not read all of it’s other pages.

I mean who doesn’t do this, I always do, well the last line anyway.

There is a lot of talk all the time in what people should and shouldn’t read and I don’t really understand it. In a world where less people are reading because they aren’t being how to taught how to read properly, you would think when someone finally picks up a book or magazine that there parent’s would be happy about it. I know I would be.

Here is the link:

13 Things an Adult Should Actually Be Embarrassed to Read

Have a look at it and let me know if like what they list or disagree and what you read that you shouldn’t technically be reading.

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Wedding Cakes and book, a craking idea…

Look at this awesome link, from Book Riot, of course:

The Sweetest Sweets: Bookish Wedding Cakes

Now I’m no where near getting married yet, not a choice of mine, mind you, but these cakes are awesomely amazingly gorgeous and cute.

I want one, I want them all. Someone marry me so I can have a book themed wedding cake.

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5 Tip for Getting out of a long-term reading slump

Courtesy of Book Riot! this new link has 5 great tips for anyone who has found that they haven’t read in a while and want to get back into the swing of things.

http://bookriot.com/2014/09/24/5-tips-getting-long-term-reading-slump/

Try reading a favorite old book, see if a favorite author has a new book out, go to a library, pick a day just to read and read, and think about going digital – just some tips the link talks about.

Check it out and let me know if you call yourself a reader but find that you haven’t read in a while.

I do it all the time. If you look at a post of mine called ‘Reading Rest bite’ you will know what I mean.

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Reading Tips

Last week I told you about one of my favorite websites – Book Riot!

This week I am going to share with you an article that was posted to their website by Brenna Clark Gray, this time last year.

The title of the article is ‘40 Tiny Tasks For a Richer Reading Life‘ and attached is a link to the article itself.

I don’t know how I came across this particular article, I think it may have been on my Facebook feed, but because I am an avid reader and I know most of you guys are too, I thought that instead of keeping these tips and tricks to myself, I would share them all with you, in the hopes of making reading funner or easier for you or people you know.

Some of these tips aren’t very realistic and some of them age going to be hard to achieve, but there is one in particular that I thought was interesting: #33. Visit the grave of a dead author you adore. I badly want to do this – travel the world not for anything else but to visit houses and graves of authors I read and authors of course that I know of but haven’t read before. I think it would be nice to do that one day.

#35. Crack a spine. Go on. Do it. – is the funniest because I know my sister would hate this so much.

So go ahead and check this tips and recommendations out and let me know what you think of them and if there are any that you already do or are going to try and do.

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Book Riot and a good tip

There is a website I came across a few years ago when I was studying for university that I still go back and use and love to read all the time. It is called Book Riot. This is there link:

http://bookriot.com/

This website is a wonder for people who like to read and want to keep up to date with all things books from all over the world and it is also a great tool for writers. I like to use this website, not only for inspiration for my blog 🙂 but also for my writing.

From things like how to organise your bookshelves according to particular genres and authors and so on to things like what are the best young adult books to read before they turn into movies for a particular year.

I love this website and I think you guys will too. If you don’t already know about it, or do know about it, I would recommend that you all have a peruse on it and feel just how fun and joyful books can make people.

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