I have many alternative worlds, all on my bookshelf. Working at BookLikes.com Say hello: kate at booklikes dot com
Book bloggers' checklist to follow. Must do, must have.
Infographic by parajunkee.com
Michael Kozlowski from Good E-Reader writes:
Bookstores all over the world are reporting dramatic increases in print book sales. This comes at the expense of many of the longstanding e-reader brands and e-book stores closing in droves. Has the novelty of e-readers and e-book waned? I think people have come to realize that buying books on your device is anti-social and book readers are drawn to each other to talk about the things they love and to buy books at a physical store, amidst kindred spirits. read more
In Poland, on the other hand, we can see that the ebook market is developing, the ebook sale is steadily raising, and e-readers gain more and more popularity. This year is also predicted to be a successful year for the electronic books.
How is it in your countries?
I've seen the movie so the ending is not a surprise for me but that doesn't bother me. I consider the book and its adaptation as two separate pieces. They are different and both are worth attention.
The two-voice narration brings tension, nervousness and suspense. Despite the fact that I know what's coming I still have shivers and don't know what to expect on the next pages.
I. Can. Not. Stop. Laughing.
Have you heard?!? New Kindle Helps Readers Show Off By Shouting Title Of Book Loudly And Repeatedly
If you love Jake Austen, you'll love these bedroom accessories. Here's what to take to your room:
1. A pillow.
2. A bedding & blanket.
3. A candle.
4. A vintage bed table.
5. A door hanger & bookmark.
6. A wine.
7. A man wearing "Mr Darcy" Cologne.
Great book giveaway from Warren Adler!! Enter to win one of 100 copies of the gripping mystery American Quartet.
Btw, did you know that Warren Adler is on BookLikes? click to follow :)
from Warren Adler:
AMERICAN QUARTET is the first book in the Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series, soon to be made into the new TV Series CAPITOL CRIMES.
Detective Fiona Fitzgerald is an unlikely force for justice in Washington D.C.'s predominantly male police force. As a Senator's daughter and top investigator in the homicide division of the Metropolitan Police Department, Fiona maneuvers between two vastly different worlds, moving quickly from opulent State galas to gritty crime scenes. Born into the elite social circles of the nation's capital, and armed with intimate knowledge of the true face of the political establishment, Fiona is determined to expose the chicanery concealed within the highest echelons of the American political aristocracy.
When a string of inexplicable murders rocks the hallowed streets of central D.C., Fiona finds herself charging through shadows of a mysterious conspiracy. Faced with an investigation with no leads and a rising body count, Fiona's reputation as top investigator of the Miami Division is called into question.
At the brink of professional ruin, an encounter with the eccentric yet charismatic Thaddeus Remington III at his museum-like mansion sends Fiona hurtling headlong through a whirlwind of clues. Where once the desperate detective blundered through traceless footsteps of a triple murderer, the answers to her case now seem to be whispered from bloodstained graves of fallen Presidents. Fiona stands ready, her finger on the trigger, as an assassination plot decades in the making is about to change history forever.
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The BookLikes Author, Dorian Zari, has started August with a great initiative: his book The Labyrinth by Dorian Zari is open for ALL :-)
If you wish to grab a book, follow DorianZari, PM the author on BookLikes, or leave him a comment at the Dorian's BookLikes Blog post: http://dorianzari.booklikes.com/post/945201/a-sort-of-extended-giveaway
The giveaway I've recently done with The Labyrinth went great (Thanks to BookLikes) and by the end of it 75 people were requesting it. There were only 10 winners, which I promptly sent the book to with a sort of a personalized e-dedication.
A similar giveaway of my book is about to come to an end on Goodreads (with over 1100 requests) and I can't help but think that out of all these people, only 10 will read the actual book. What do I care more about? The hype or people reading my book?
And then it struck me. After I regained consciousness from the strike, I had a realization: I want people to read my book more than anything else.
Initially I wanted to personally message most of the people who participated in the giveaway but that would have taken ages, so with the blessing of BookLikes this is me offering The Labyrinth to whoever requests it for the following month. (August to September)
All you need to do to win - is to ask for it either by messaging me here on BookLikes, leaving a comment to this post, or messaging me on Goodreads.
1. Have parents who love books, especially mum who just loves reading and keeping herself busy with the new titles.
2. Have mum who loves all kind of books: paper books, audiobooks, ebooks - never mind, just give me a book.
3. Show your mum your super-duper device which can store more books than a house library, and carry more titles than a travel bag.
4. Oh, so you would like to try it out for some longer time? Sure, you can have it. I'll pick it up next time I visit you.
5. Observe (in my case, listen to) how your mum falls in love with and e-reader.
Oh, I can read at night and don't wake up your dad. Oh, I can upload as many books as I want. Oh, your dad and I can read two different books using the same tool. It's so brilliant!
6. Leave the Kindle for a little longer.
Oh, my uncle (my mum's brother) is coming and he's got a Kindle too. But the older one. So you would like to compare it with the Paperwhite? Sure, have it. Oh, and you've uploaded new books to my Kindle? Great. And you know how to recharge the Kindle with your phone charger. Smart.
7. Answer the phone and nod:
You know what, I got so used to this Paperwhite, this light thing is awesome, and now I know how to use it, bookmark books and so on. I definitely don't want the older version. So...
Wait for it
8. ... would you order a Paperwhite for me?
9. Sure mum. Not a problem.
10. Make a call. Mum listen, I've ordered the Paperwhite but since you've got used to mine and you've loaded new books there maybe just keep it, and I'll take the new one. Is it a deal?
11. Sure honey.
12. Open an inbox:
"Your Amazon.com order of "Kindle Paperwhite
OMG! I just died laughing. And I cannot stop! Awesomely cool! :-) :-)
I sleep like Charles Dickens, work (creative work) like Benjamin Franklin, have fun like Tchaikovsky, and drink like Vonnegut ;-)
I've found this amazing chart here, I highly recommend exploring it as it's full interactive infographic. A great way to discover how great minds were different from each other but at the same time so similar to ordinary people.
How does your life compare to these creative minds? I'm curious :)
It's National Hug Day in Poland today.
Have a hug, even if you're not in Poland.
Hugs are always great.