Welcome to the Book Nook At Create With Joy!
Welcome to the Book Nook at Create With Joy – a place where book lovers from around the world gather to share their collective love of books, reading, and all things literary!
We are a family-friendly community of bibliophiles from all backgrounds – readers, bloggers, book reviewers, writers, authors, teachers, librarians, parents, homeschoolers, publicists and publishers – who enjoy sharing 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!
Please help the Book Nook grow by adding our beautiful blog button and links to your blog/posts and spreading the word on your social media sites so that others can join the fun!
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What’s New At The Book Nook?
Happy New Year from The Book Nook at Create With Joy – we’re so glad you’ve joined us!
Starting January 2016, The Book Nook is moving to a monthly schedule! The Book Nook will post the first Friday of the month and will be open all month, from party to party!
Please make a note to stop by each week to share your latest posts – to see what’s new – and to say hello!
Getting To Know You Comment Challenge
Since this is a COMMUNITY, we’d like to get to know you better! This month, I invite you to start the year by leaving a comment to let us know who you are, where you blog, and what types of books you like to read (or what your favorite book was of 2015)! That way, we can start to get to know each other!
Events Around The Blogosphere
If you are aware of an event that would interest our community, please drop me a line so I can include it on our calendar!
- January 1-31, 2016 – 2016 New Year Blog Hop
- January 1-31, 2016 – The New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge
- January 1-10, 2016 – Bout Of Books
- January 16-17, 2016 – Winter Mini-Bloggiesta
- January 18-24, 2016 – A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon
- January 22-25, 2016 – BiAnnual Blogathon Bash
Looking for your next Reading Challenge? Visit A Novel Challenge!
Introducing The Book Blogger’s Planner
Are you a book blogger who is looking for a convenient way to take notes and stay on top of the places you post your book reviews to in the New Year? The Book Blogger’s Planner – created by book blogger Jamie Lapeyrolerie of Books and Beverages is now available at The Shoppe, along with a selection of lots of lovely literature-related products!
The Book Blogger’s Planner is a thin, portable, well-designed organizer with 6 months of fill-in-the-date calendar space and pages for tracking notes, posts, the books you’ve read, and your favorite quotes! It’s also the perfect book companion for readers who like to take notes but who prefer not to mark up their books!
Jamie sent me a complimentary copy of The Book Blogger’s Planner to review, along with samples of the For The Love Of Literature Postcards and Inklings Stickers. The products are printed by May Design and are of high quality that will delight both stationery and literary lovers!
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What’s happening in your literary life? 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 sales links to retailer sites such as Amazon).
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Thanks for featuring the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge!
The Book Blogger’s Planner looks very useful. Thanks!
You’re welcome Joy! I LOVE the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge (it’s actually my favorite reading challenge of the year because of its inspirational impact!)! I don’t have the time to write a formal post this year but am going to go ahead and sign up and share my books as I’m reading some fabulous ones! 🙂
Glad you enjoyed The Book Blogger’s Planner – it’s a nice tool to have!
Hello and happy new year! I love reading Lauraine Snelling, have you read her novels? She’s a great fiction writer. I do enjoy a good auto-biography at times too and home-keeping/decorating books. The Book Bloggers Planner looks excellent! I blog at elishawolter.blogspot.com.au/ I look forward to reading your blog through the year! Blessings to you,
It’s so nice to meet you! 🙂 I am not familiar with Lauraine Snelling but will certainly be looking her up on Amazon to see what she’s written based on your recommendation! 🙂
Your new space is lovely – best of luck in coming up with the perfect name! I like to name my special places too! My last creative space was called The Paper Palace and I currently blog from The Creative Corner! 🙂
As a mom blogger, I read a lot of picture books and early chapter books with my youngest daughter, Amanda. I also enjoy reading fiction with adventure and clean romance for young adults. You can find my reviews on Amanda’s Books and More.
It’s always a delight to read your reviews! The nice thing about having daughters of all ages is that you have the joy of not only reading your favorite genres, but also keeping up with your favorite books in all the age ranges!
Have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing – look forward to seeing you throughout the month! 🙂
I’m Tina, and I blog at both Mommynificent.com and DesperateHomeschoolers.com. Each Thursday at Mommynificent, I host an all-things-books linky party and I’d love to have all of you come and join the fun!
Welcome Tina! I always enjoy your Booknificent Party and it’s definitely an event that I would recommend to my readers as well!
Feel free to share your latest party link each week so we can easily find and join you! 🙂
Happy New Year to y’all!
My name is LuAnn and I blog at “Back Porchervations” (which is what happens when you smash ‘back porch’ and ‘observations’ together). My favorite genre is cozy mystery, but I also enjoy just about any kind of book (historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA…)
Hello Dear LuAnn,
I always enjoy seeing what you’re reading and what you’re up to when I come to visit! Who’s your favorite cozy mystery writer?
I always enjoy that genre and I’d love some new authors to check out!
Hi! I’m Sarah and I blog over at The Orthodox Mama. I read a lot of YA lit for my job as a middle school English teacher. I love talking about great books with my students!
I like the Book Blogger’s Planner. I am a planner junkie and sometimes my review books gets lost in the shuffle. I also like that your linkup lasts all month long. I’ll be back!
As always, I enjoy reading your posts at Literacy Musing Mondays.
Hi, my name is Carolyn and I write about children’s books at http://www.housefullofbookworms.com. Thanks for hosting this link up 🙂
Yay, I’m so happy The Book Nook is back! Thanks for hosting, and for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂
Thanks for providing this great monthly opportunity to link up. I’ll be sure to add your link to my linky party page. I blog at http://www.foreverjoyful.net where I focus on helping moms choose wholesome literature and activities for their children. The final Friday of each month, I write a post highlighting the favorite book each of my family members has read. I also co-host the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup (#LMMLinkup) which goes live Sunday nights at 6. My favorite types of books are biographies, Christian nonfiction, and quality children’s literature to enjoy with my kids.
Oh how fun! I love book link-ups. 🙂 Looking forward to joining soon!!
I’m Lisa Orchard and I blog at LisaOrchard.com. I’m an author and I absolutely love reading. Anything from Harry Potter to adult literature. My favorite book of 2015 was Celeste Ng’s “Everything I Never Told You.” My favorite book of 2016 so far is “Untwine.” Very well written. 🙂
That planner looks great thank you for sharing.
As a food blogger I love to read lot of cook book, that is my new year resolution, thanks for sharing this Hearth and soul blog hop.
This is a really cool feature, I look forward to checking it out some more! That planner certainly looks good! x
Love the idea of the Book Nook Literary Community and I’m so glad you shared it with us at Hearth and Soul. I’m featuring this post at the hop this week!
PS – I’ve also shared a book review and author interview for Secrets in the Sky, a really wonderful read written by my friend Pauline Wiles.
I created a goal for myself on my 53rd birthday to read 200 nonfiction books. I must admit it has been slow going – to date I’ve read 11. I am always looking for places to share my love of reading, to stay accountable and to discuss books with others. This sounds like a great group.
Welcome Savvy – I’m so glad you found us!
I read a LOT of non-fiction so if you are looking for good books to assess my blog is a great place to check out the reviews (and I also look forward to checking out yours!)
Have a fabulous week – look forward to seeing you again soon!