I have many alternative worlds, all on my bookshelf. Working at BookLikes.com Say hello: kate at booklikes dot com
I rarely put a book aside and telling the truth I could count the abandoned books on the fingers of my hand (maybe two hands), I give them a second chance and count for an improvement later on. But when enough is enough I feel guilty and start to think that maybe there's something wrong with me or my reading preferences.
How do you treat books that aren't your cup of tea?
A. Close and forget or giveaway to hated cousin.
B. Read till the last page because I cannot otherwise.
C. Have short brake from a title and give it a second chance after a while.
For the last couple of days BookLikes is experiencing a troublesome relation with Facebook: the login via Facebook and synchronization isn't working as it supposed to. The two features experience hiccups and therefore are unavailable at the moment. The Facebook options will be turned on as soon as we sort the problematic issues out.
If you're using Facebook to log in to BookLikes and you're experiencing login problems at the moment, please follow the steps below to log into your BookLikes to shelve your books and write reviews:
1. Go to BookLikes.com, press log in and then Forgot password link.
2. Type in the e-mail address your BookLikes account is set up on (if you're using Facebook to log in, the e-mail will be the same as for your Fb account)
3. Check your e-mail inbox for the password reset e-mail, open it and press the link.
4. Type in your new password.
5. Log into your BookLikes with your e-mail and a new password and start shelving and posting.
So sorry for any inconvenience. Once we sort the thing out, we'll let you know in the comments below.
In case of any further questions, write in the comment section below or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
We're happy to announce that BookLikes supported the bloggers' conference, the buchmesse: blogger sessions 17, in Leipzig, Germany on March 26. Today we'd like to highlight 8 things that make BookLikes really special on the blog platform scene. Here are the tools that each blogger and book lover will appreciate when starting a book blog on BookLikes.
The blog post is published in English and German. Scroll down for a German version and a contest info for German readers.
1. User-friendly design
No matter whether you're a tech-savvy or not, BookLikes is suitable for all personalities. You can use easy peasy customization tools and ready made blog templates, or show your HTML magic skills and customize your BookLike page all by yourself.
If you're a designer you can also upload your design to BookLikes Theme Store and become a book blog designer.
2. Different templates for different writings
BookLikes lets you discuss books in six different ways.The review template is the most popular but once you try the text, quote, photo, video and link styles, you'll love the way they stand out on your blog page and your Dashboard feed.
In book lover's world the bookshelf is so much more than just a place to store books. It's your way of expressing yourself and presenting your reading life.
4. Book search integrated with the blogging tools
Choose the writing template: text, quote, photo, video or URL, search the book within a blogging template, add your review and publish. Don't worry about the layout or copying/pasting the covers, it's already done. Now all you have to do is read and write.
Can reading be a social activity? Sure it can! No one is better in discussing books than book bloggers. And an international community is a dream place for a member of a modern blogosphere.
6. Book widgets
Widget is another way fo showing off your books, reviews and giveaways. You can add BookLikes widgets to your BookLikes blog page and to your other www pages.
Spread the word and promote your book blog brand!
7. Fun zone
Why not to earn money on doing what you love -- reading and reviewing. If you're using online booksellers' affiliate programs (e.g. Amazon) you can connect your affiliate ID with your BookLikes blog and receive the money when somebody buys the book via your blog page. Simple as that.
Ihre Erfahrungen mit Büchern können nur Ihnen gehören, Sie können Sie aber auch mit anderen teilen. BookLikes ist eine internationale Gemeinschaft aller Buchliebhaber und Blogger. Werden Sie Teil und entdecken, erleben und präsentieren Sie Ihre Welt der Bücher.
1. Ansprechendes Design
Kostenlose Vorlagen und Extras, einfache Individualisierung.
2. Verschiedene Text-Styles
Veröffentlichen Sie Ihre Beiträge als Buchbesprechungen, Zitate, Videos, Links oder Fotos.
Teilen Sie Ihre Buchsammlungen und nutzen Sie diese als Ihre persönliche Visitenkarte.
4. Buch-Suchmaschine mit integrierter Blogfunktion
Sie suchen ein Buch, fügen Ihre Buch-Besprechung hinzu und veröffentlichen diese, ohne sich mit Zusatzgraphiken und dem Kopieren des Buchcovers aufzuhalten.
Lesen Sie nicht nur für sich. Teilen Sie Ihre Erfahrungen mit anderen Buch-Bloggern. Tauschen Sie sich aus und nehmen Sie an spannenden Diskussionsrunden teil.
6. Book Widgets
Die BookLikes-Widgets erlauben Ihnen, in Ihrem Blog Ihre Lieblingsbücher, Buchverlosungen und Zitate zu präsentieren – die Nutzung von Extras externer Webseiten ist nicht mehr notwendig.
7. Fun Zone
Nehmen Sie selbst an unseren Lesechallenges teil und testen sich selbst, erstellen Sie Ihre eigenen Leselisten mit Ihren Lieblingstiteln oder machen Sie mit bei den Buchverlosungen.
8. Affiliate-Programme für Blogger
Warum nicht mit der Lieblingsbeschaftigung etwas Geld verdienen? Mit dem Schreiben von Buchbesprechungen und der Nutzung von Affiliate-Programmen gewählter Buchhandlungen haben Sie mit BookLikes die Möglichkeit.
1. Registrieren Sie sich auf BookLikes.com
2. Füllen Sie Ihre Bibliothek auf BookLikes.com
(Import aus LovelyBooks.de möglich).
Verfassen Sie zusätzlich eine Buchbesprechung und veröffentlichen Sie in Ihrem Blog auf BookLikes.com einen Bericht über die Bloggermesse/-Konferenz in Leipzig.
3. Versehen Sie Ihren Beitrag mit den Tags #booklikes #bmb17 #lmb17
Veröffentlichen Sie Ihre Beiträge vom 26.03. bis zum 09.04.2017.
Gewählt werden 3 der interessantesten Berichte, deren Autoren mit inkBOOK E-Reader ausgezeichnet werden!
Be in the spotlight! Schreiben Sie in Ihrem Blog auf BookLikes, wie es sich mit dem gewonnenen inkBOOK liest und wir senden Ihre Rezension über den E-Reader rund um die Welt!
Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1. Read the following piece
2. Join Bookish Box Swaps on BookLikes
3. Meet other book lovers
4. Prepare fancy gadgets
5. Send a box with a smile
A guest post by Jessica from Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile:
So you’re wondering about Bookish Box Swaps, and what they are? Well friends, let me take you on a quick trip into a world filled with boxes of goodies. A world where that fluttery feeling of filling boxes with things you know someone else will love, comes more than once a year. If there’s one thing we bookish people know, it’s that books can soothe the soul. This is exactly why I created the Bookish Box Swaps group.
The idea behind it all is simple. Our group chooses the next swap we want to do, a minimum spending requirement is set, a list of fun themed items is created, and the rest is all up to the swappers! We do a quick poll at the beginning, before people are paired up, to give the swappers a glimpse at the people behind the emails. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the people you interact with on a daily basis, and see what you have in common! Each swap is unique, and a brand new chance to meet someone new.
As an example, our “Cozy Up Swap” at the end of 2016 was about all things comforting and warm. The rules called for a book, a warm drink, something edible, something handmade, and a card. I was absolutely floored by the types of boxes that were curated by our members. There were so many thoughtful, handpicked, handmade items. It’s a lot of fun to watch the pictures roll in, as the swappers receive their packages. The amount of love thrown around is infectious.
Have I given you enough of a reason to join us yet? We would love to have you! You can find us here: http://booklikes.com/groups/show/746/bookish-box-swaps. Keep in mind that our swaps aren’t mandatory, and all our members are welcome to participate whenever they can!
My hope for this group was always that it would foster more of the bookish love we all already have, and bring people closer together. It seems to be doing just that! When the world looks bleak, at least we have this little piece of kindness and light to hold onto.
If you've missed the previous "Bloggers write" post here's a link to catch up with the BookLikes Librarian's tips & tricks on editing and adding books on BookLikes ->
BookLikes blogger form Spooky's House Of Books asked 11 questions about the ways you read and we could not share. We'd love to know!
Here's a list of questions, please copy them and add a reading habit tag to the post so we could find and share it :-)
BookLikes decided to take part too. Have a look at the reading habits of Kate, the community manager & support:
1. Do you have a certain place in your home for reading: Not really, I love to ready anyplace although recently it mostly happens in the bedroom.
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? I love bookmarks and collect them, it's my a must have souvenir from my travels. But I love them so much that I'm afraid of using them so I use all kind of stuff as the replacements. Recently I've read that "keeping nice things, as opposed to using them, takes away some of the specialness of the object. By using something, you give it even more value than you do allowing it to collect dust on a shelf or in a basket". So I may consider changing this habit.
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages? I usually stop when my eyes close.
4. Do you eat or drink while read? Yes, I do. A book and a cup of coffee is a perfect couple. Sometimes I read with a mug of green tea. With snacks rather than a full meal.
5. Multitasking: music or TV while reading? I used to read like that but now I appreciate the silence while reading.
6. One book at a time or several at once? One at a time. Whenever I start several books at once I rarely finish any.
7. Reading at home or everywhere? Definitely everywhere. I always carry a book or an e-reader in my bag.
8. Reading out loud or silently in your head? Silently unless I read to my baby boy.
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages? It may sound weird but I even sneak peek at the end of the book. I cannot resits! Sometimes I just cannot wait to see what's gonna happen.
10. Barking the spine or keeping it like new? None of my books looks like new.
11. Do you write in your books? If it's a paper edition and I find a quote I love or I need to add a note, then yes. I have a liberal attitude to books, I love reading them but I don't consider them sacred. I also add a lot of highlights and notes to my e-reads.
And what are your reading habits?
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Have you ever thought how your setting influences the way you work, think, act? I'm happy to see that my desk is as messy as Einstein's, and I really enjoy working on the floor, just like Kipling. There's still hope for me ;-)
What's interesting I've recently noticed that it gets harder and harder for me to focus on books I'm reading when I'm outside. It looks that I've grown up to reading in the comfort of my home. How about you?
I'm a cat lover >^..^<
It's Friday the 13th! Again! It's perfect time to remind you good luck black cats :)
Whether you believe in Friday 13th bad luck or not, we wish you all the best and all the luck. Btw, we think the superstition about the bad luck black cats was made up by the white cats' gang. Just look at those pics!
Stamp your feet via Lenore on BookLikes
Reading lesson via Lenore on BookLikes
The Sleepyhead via Tina Sandevska on BookLikes
Smart one via
Just sitting via
and sitting via
and still sitting via
Come, sit by via
Mark Twain’s vintage cat Bambino via
Lucky 13 via
Comma cat via Tina Sandevska on BookLikes
And if you wish to read some cat books have a look at the collection of several reads featuring cats found by Kagama -The Literaturevixen.
Happy Friday the 13th and good luck! ;-)
P.S. Watch out! Zombie kittens are waiting.
furry zombies via Musings of NerdyNatasha on BookLikes
Originally posted on BookLikes Blog: December 13, 2013, updated June 13, 2014.
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.