My Blogging Routing (Part 2) | Scheduling & Color Coding!

Hi, guys! As promised, here is Part 2 of my blogging routine! 🥳

In the first part, I spoke about the tools I use every day that help me to stay on track with blogging, but also with other numerous daily tasks. I shared with you my love for Google Calendar and Google Docs and explained a little bit about what type of events I track on my calendar, how I color code my blog posts, and basically how I attempt to stay organized. So you can find all of that here: My Blogging Routine (Part 1)

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How to Find Motivation & Fight your way out of a Reading Slump!

Hi, friends! As promised in my yesterday’s post – March 2020 Wrap Up, where I talked about the reading slump that has been haunting me since the end of February, here is a list of things I’ve been doing to try and fight my way out of this horrible feeling! 

This is still work in progress, but considering that I’m planning to finish my 11th and 12th books of this month, I think it’s actually going well and I hope that before OWLs begin I will be fully excited to emerge myself in numerous magical worlds! 

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I tried speech-to-text app for a week | Did it help my blogging routine?

Not so long ago I saw this amazing post by Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall, where she talked about her way of fitting blogging into the busy schedule and daily routine, and one of the tips she gave was to use the speech-to-text app. 

My first thought was: OMG! This is amazing! 

I’m definitely one of those people who prefer to speak their thoughts out loud. I tend to talk to myself when I’m driving, just as a way to form my thoughts for the upcoming blog posts or book reviews. However, once I arrive at my destination I usually don’t have time to sit down and type everything I just spoke aloud, and then I forget about it entirely. 

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Book Reviews | How to overcome writer’s block

Blog posts about reviews are not scarce, there are many “how to”, “when to” and “what to” guides from many book bloggers. And do you know why? Because writing reviews is hard. To overcome our difficulties, we try to provide guidelines, advices and rules that would simplify our life as book critics.

Not so long ago, Drew wrote a very interesting post «There is no right or wrong way to review». I have also written previously on How to get back on track with reviews and also a discussion post about Why do we keep writing them.

But there is always time when we hit this wall again. Stare at the blank page for many hours without knowing how to start our review. Can this be considered “writer’s block”? I definitely think it is. In fact, we are writers, even if some don’t consider blogging as the type of creative writing.

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March Goals | Or how to stay on track!

Let me start by saying that this post is not going to be a guide of any sort. More so a reminder to myself on how to stay focused on my Reading and Blogging Goals and learn to manage my time better because who doesn’t want that!

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When you are struggling to write reviews | A few steps that will make your blogging and ‘reviewing’ life much easier!

Don’t even think that I have it all figured out when it comes to staying on top of reviewing books. No, I struggle just as much as everyone else and sometimes even more. However! Being a perfectionist and just a person who easily gets nervous when too many things start to pile up, I had to learn some tricks that would pull the weight off my shoulders and help me to power through the huge TO-DO list.
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Guide to Reading and Reviewing ARCs | How to embrace the ARC’s DNF

Unlike the title might suggest, this is not an actual textbook guide. I have been blogging for over a year now and reading and reviewing ARCs for almost the entirety of it. I cannot call myself an expert but I can share my process with you and maybe you will find it helpful, you are also welcome to leave some of your own tips in the comment section below! Continue reading “Guide to Reading and Reviewing ARCs | How to embrace the ARC’s DNF”

How to Find Time to Read When You Simply Don’t Have Time!

Let’s talk about time, shall we?

As that’s all I’ve been thinking about lately.

  • How to squeeze reading time intothe working week?
  • How to keep posting on my beloved blog while managing other things?
  • When do I find time to take photos for my blog now it gets dark so early?
  • HOW DO I FIND TIME TO FINALLY FINISH THE BOOK I STARTED MONTHS AGO???

I came up with few solutions (that I will be myself using as well, because the pile of books on my nightstand is getting terrifyingly tall and I fear it will fall on me in my sleep! Killed by the books!) to improve your reading time: Continue reading “How to Find Time to Read When You Simply Don’t Have Time!”

How to stay at the top of your game

We are all very productive and efficient on a day-to-day basis (Don’t argue with me! Just let’s pretend that we are). But all of us have those days when nothing seems to get done.

We have a huge to-do list in front of us, but something is always stopping us from doing it. We’d rather lay down and watch Netflix or TV or YouTube videos for hours and hours (Believe me, I waste so much time on YouTube!). Continue reading “How to stay at the top of your game”

101: Trip Planning Part 3 – What to Read on the Go

In the previous parts we spoke about everything we need to do and pack for our holidays; this part is dedicated to the most interesting topic of them all: WHAT TO READ WHILE WE TRAVEL. Continue reading “101: Trip Planning Part 3 – What to Read on the Go”

Book Buying Addiction

This article will probably be more of a reminder for myself than written for anyone else, but Hey! We need to do all it takes to make sure we don’t spend much on books we won’t even read, right?

I came up with few tips that I have been using myself for few months now and honestly, they work! Continue reading “Book Buying Addiction”