Hey bookworms! Recently, a publisher reached out to us to show us some of the cool stuff they were doing over at their company. They mainly work with Children’s Literature and try to find ways to make everyday life just a little bit more literary!
This tube map was created as a way to get people talking about books. The map replaces London Underground’s stations with remarkable pieces of literature set there. Literature has an incredible ability to color your surroundings like nothing else, and with this map, you can vividly picture Baker Street as Sherlock’s home, and Scrooge skulking home from work in the City. This alternative tube map also offers lesser-known titles such as The Wimbledon Poisoner some deserved exposure, while highlighting London’s diverse literary history.
In The Book are a personalized children’s book publisher, established in Hertfordshire in 2017. We are passionate about encouraging reading in children, and getting kids excited about stories. We believe that putting children into the book is a fantastic way to engage them. We understand that books not only provide a world where one can lose themselves but are also a means to develop social skills, cultural understanding and confidence.
Check out their website: https://www.inthebook.com/en-us/
If you know of an independent publisher (or big name publisher) that deserves to get a shoutout, let us know in the comments below and we will see what we can do!
I had my friend Elizabeth join me to do the first sentence challenge and had so much fun making this video! We tend to get goofy around each other so prepare for shenanigans!
Hey bookworms! I have some pretty cool news for you! As many of you know, I have started making Youtube videos to talk about books. I am one with the “booktube” ways now…just kidding, I still have a lot to learn in terms of filming and editing. But along the way, I have made some really cool fellow booktuber friends!
One of these such friends is Savy. She is an author and booktuber based in Chicago and she talks about tips on writing, books, and other social issues. I will link her Youtube channel so you can go check her out!
She has a company that she runs called Furever Home Friends. They sell stuffed animals that are super adorable along with other merchandise such as T-shirts, posters, and books. All of these stuffed animals are based on real animals and they are looking to build their collection of stuffed animals they can offer.
They recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the production of these new additions to the Furever Home Friends family. Plus, they give 10% of all proceeds made to Chicago Animal shelters so you would be helping out animals in need at the same time as supporting a good, wholesome business.
I know it would mean the world to Savy if you could check out the campaign! She has worked very hard to make this small business a reality. Feel free to share the campaign as a way of support if you can’t pledge anything. That way more people will see and learn about this wonderful business that helps kids learn about social issues through children’s stories involving lovable animals. And the fact that some of this money helps those sheltered animals, in turn, makes it even better!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend and I will be sharing more bookish posts with you in the upcoming week! Happy ready bookworms!
I did my first Wrap Up video and talk about all the books I read in April including my selections for the magical readathon!
Hey bookworms. I read this post about buying lots of books and I completely relate to everything she says. It is my dream to own a room in my house (when I own a house as well) that is just covered wall to wall with books. It would be my own little personal library.
Check out her post to see why she keeps buying lots and lots of books.
Every time I post a book haul, I inevitably get a comment along the lines of “WOW! That’s a lot of books!” Yeah, I know. I buy A LOT of books. More than any person in their right mind would buy. Clearly, I have an addiction. But if I have to be addicted to something, […]
via Why I Buy So Many Books — Adventures of a Bibliophile
Hey bookworms! Every once and a while, I like to share a fellow blogger’s post to highlight some of the amazing talents we have in our blogging community. I felt that this post was fun and could apply to reading spots as well as writing spots.
Check out Samantha Blann’s creative and fun post on creating the purr-fect writing space.
by Samantha Blann Ahh the writing space: that magical place where all your words fall onto the page. It might seem like a place that only exists in your dreams, but it’s real, I promise you. The purr-fect writing space is different for everyone: Some writers like loud, busy cafes, while others prefer quiet rooms […]
via How to Create the Purr-fect Writing Space — The Cat’s Write
Hey there Bookworms. I have been busy working away but I did stumble across this post which I found to be very helpful. I wish I had this when I was starting out. Take a read and follow this blogger 🙂
For me, at least, the most challenging part of blogging is actually writing blog posts. With a full-time job, it’s difficult to find the time and energy to blog (and still read enough to blog about). I’m sure most – if not all – of my fellow bloggers will agree: blogging takes so much more […]
via Book Blogging for Beginners | Planning and Writing Posts — Adventures of a Bibliophile
Bookshelf is pride of a bookworm and it speaks about the personality of the owner! The way you arrange your books in shelves clearly states your preferences in life as well. American novelist Walter Mosley said, “A man’s bookcase will tell you everything you’ll ever need to know about him,” and this is absolutely true.…Read…
via What Does Your Bookshelf Reveal About You? — The Bookish Elf
This article is fantastic and I completely relate to this! Let me know your thoughts about how you arrange your bookshelf in the comments below!
Let’s get this out-of-the-way now, blogging takes up an inordinate amount of time. If it’s not coming up with ideas, or the actual writing, or the editing, then it’s the promotion, engagement and sharing of that post. Hell, it’s a full-time job. But wait, you already have one of those. Right now, you want to…
via Balance Blogging and life in 8 simple steps — The Nerdy Lion
I loved this blog post by The Nerdy Lion so I thought I would share with you guys! Enjoy and go give The Nerdy Lion a follow!
Have a great Tuesday.
Time for another bookstagrammer shoutout. This week I will be featuring Instagram profiles of people that create and sell really cool handmade products! I will just jump right into it.
First off we have @thecandlecrate ! They make all kinds of cool homemade candles with different scents that sound quirky, fun and delicious. A lot of these would make me hungry, to be honest.
Then we have @fromthepage who makes homemade book inspired soy based candles, lip balms, beard oils and more! All of the scents I see on this page make me want to know what they would smell like because they are themed like favorite places from books such as Avonlea for Anne of Green Gables or Pop’s Chocolate Shop from Archie Comics. I strongly suggest trying out her stuff 😛
Something I have always wanted to try but have never done was subscribe to a book box where you are sent a different book each month. @onceuponabookclub is a book subscription box that sends out books to its customers each month and drops hints on its Instagram about what it will be.
That’s all for this week but if you know someone that deserves a shoutout, hit me up in the comments and I will add them to next weeks post.
Talk to you later bookworms!
I have been working on growing my Instagram account and looking for some great bookstagrammers to connect with. There are so many out there that it is hard to choose which ones to feature. In my search, I found some really cool accounts that have to do with bookish items and I figured I would share them!
She posts a lot of new books she is reading and talks about book events she is going to. I believe she also has a booktube you could check out on her profile.
This bookstagrammer posts a lot of photos of their bookshelves and they make me super jealous :P.
I started following her when I saw that we read a bunch of the same books and then just really liked her book photography!
This is a fellow Canadian bookstagrammer! She is all the way over in Vancouver though 😛 A lot of her posts usually have a coffee/latte/tea in them and they always make me want to be in a nice warm place reading a book with a cup of some warm beverage. She seems to know a lot of nice reading nooks!
Another fellow book reviewer that has read many of the books I have and had similar opinions on them. I also love that they state they are a Ravenclaw in their profile. Anyone in their right mind would be so proud to be a Ravenclaw 🙂
Those are my bookstagram highlights for this week! I will be sharing more next week about bookish accounts that host subscription boxes, design creative bookmarks (they are handmade) and sell literary scented candles!
Talk to you soon bookworms and if you want to nominate someone to get a shoutout, tell me who in the comments and I will include them in future posts!