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Welcome to the Book Nook at Create With Joy – a place where book lovers gather to share their collective love of books, reading, and all things literary!
Our goal is to establish a family-friendly community where bibliophiles from all backgrounds – readers, bloggers, reviewers, writers, authors, teachers, librarians, parents, homeschoolers, publicists and publishers – can share what’s new in the world of books, blogging, and publishing!
At each gathering, we’ll share book-related news and fill you in on what’s happening around the blogosphere. We’ll also provide a link where you can share your book-related and literacy-related posts as well!
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Chat In The Comments: Your Favorite Reading Place
Welcome to our 5th gathering of The Book Nook at Create With Joy! Are your reading piles growing shorter or taller as we move into the spring?
No matter whether you’re looking for your next novel to lose yourself in – some creative ways to catch up on your reading – some new ideas for improving your blog – or some fun ideas for connecting with other book lovers – we’ve got you covered in this edition of The Book Nook!
This week, please share your answer to the following questions in the comments:
Where is your favorite place to read?
Describe it to us – and, if you’d like,
Share a photo and send me the link –
You can either post it on your blog or
Tweet it to me at @CreateWithJoy1!
The Lord Of The Rings & The Hobbit Comes To Life!
Imagine stopping by a waterfront café for a meal. Imagine your surprise at discovering the costume of Legolas – one of the beloved elves from The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit standing before your very eyes. Imagine the thrill of discovering that the city was full of these costumes – and the adventure of finding them awaited you, if only you dared to take the journey!
That’s the thrill that awaited expat and world traveler Rhonda Albom on her recent journey to Wellington, New Zealand – be sure to visit her at Albom Adventures to see who else she spotted during her recent sojourn!
Shadow Of The Wind Read-A-Long
Do you love to Travel The World In Books?
During the month of March, the #TravelTheWorldInBooks Online Reading Challenge Group invites you to their latest event – the Shadow In The Wind Readalong! This month, you’ll be transported to Spain, where you’ll get in the gothic setting of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, and you’ll have the opportunity to discuss Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s bestselling book with others who will truly appreciate his work!
Co-hostess Tanya says:
Shadow of the Wind is the book that left a deeper mark on my heart than all others before it or since. It’s not even been a year and still the book’s magic haunts me and I, the one who hardly ever rereads books, am returning to get taken away by the beauty of this book all over again.
You can sign up for this event at Shadow Of The Wind Read-A-Long.
TBR Read-A-Thon March 13-16th
Have you always wanted to join a Read-A-Thon but weren’t sure where to start?
Does the stack of TBR (To Be Read) books just keep growing higher and higher?
If so, this weekend’s TBR Read-A-Thon is the perfect event for you!
Kimberly at the Caffeinated Reader is hosting a low-key read-a-thon this weekend to encourage you to whittle down your stack of books published prior to March 1, 2015 numbering 100 pages or more!
For more details, and to sign up, visit Kimberly at TBR Read-A-Thon March 13th – 16th.
March 2015 Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge
Do you like idea of whittling down your TBR pile but feel that a weekend will hardly make a dent in your ever-growing stack of books?
Not to fear – Kimberly at The Caffeinated Reader has you covered!
For the third year in a row, Kimberly is hosting her popular Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Reading Challenge – and chances are good that if you are reading this post, you could benefit from this challenge!
For the full scoop and sign up, visit Kimberly at March 2015 Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge.
Write On Review-A-Thon
Are you a book blogger who loves to read books but sometimes finds it challenging to find the time to get your reviews done?
If so, Brianna at The Book Vixen can help! She has created a monthly event called The Write On Review-A-Thon that provides you with 2 days a month to set aside to get your reviews done – regardless of whether you have one review to catch up on or 30+!
This month, The Write On Review-A-Thon takes place this weekend – Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 with a wrap-up linky provided on Sunday, March 23. For the full details and Sign Up list, visit the Write On Review-A-Thon!
Reviews I’m Writing
To kick of The Write On Review-A-Thon, I’ve slated the following books for review write-ups during this event:
- Life Unstuck by Pat Layton
- Why Easter? and Why Christmas? by Barbara Reaoch
- Salad Love by David Bez
- Let The Journey Begin by Max Lucado
The actual reviews will be posted on my blog based on scheduling and will be linked once they go live!
I’m thrilled to report that I completed all five of my reviews as scheduled! Thanks Briana for hosting this event! Next month’s event is scheduled for April 25-26 – save the date!
Bloggiesta is a seasonal blogging marathon where book bloggers gather online to work on their blogs, complete items on their to do lists, participate in challenges and mingle with other bloggers – and this Spring, Bloggiesta is hosting their first week-long event from March 23- 29, 2015!
The sign-ups are now open at Bloggiesta!
Spring Bloggiesta Goals
My primary goals for this Bloggiesta are to:
- Participate in as many Twitter Chats as possible.
- Visit as many Bloggiesta participants as possible.
- Review mini-challenges for possible participation.
- Set up my Upcoming Book Review inventory list in Evernote (testing this out).
- Set up Sub-Categories for Books to improve site navigation.
- Update Book Boards on Pinterest.
Are you participating in Bloggiesta? If so, be sure to leave a comment and a link to your goals so that we can visit!
Let’s Connect On GoodReads – Link & Follow!
Are you on GoodReads? Would you like to connect with other Book Nook readers who are also on the site?
If so, please follow Create With Joy on GoodReads, then add your GoodReads account to the link-up below. (If you don’t have an account, now is the perfect time to start one – GoodReads has lots of great features for book lovers!)
I look forward to connecting with you!
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The Book Nook At Create With Joy #5
What’s happening in your literary life this week? Have you read a good book or discovered a new author you’re excited about? Are you participating in or hosting any exciting events we we’d like to hear about? Are you in the middle of writing the next great novel?
Whatever’s new, whatever’s exciting – we’d love to hear about it! Please share your latest news with us – the following types of contributions are welcome:
- Book Reviews
- Book Giveaways
- Reading Challenges
- Articles About Reading, Writing, Publishing & Literacy
- Author Interviews & News
- New Book Blog Hops, Groups & Events
Feel free to share as many direct links to your blog posts as you like! Just remember that Create With Joy is a Family-Friendly blog, and your content MUST be suitable for readers of all ages! (Please refrain from sharing direct links to retailer sites such as Amazon).
We are very excited that you’ve joined us and look forward to reading your posts!
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