Do you use Bookbub? Do you like it?

Happy World Book Day! 💡I’ve made an interesting discovery this week and that’s the website Bookbub. From what I can gather, it’s a site that lists 99p and free ebook promotions on Kindle etc. Books that are reduced for a limited time only. 📚 There are some big names on there. I saw Brick LaneContinue reading “Do you use Bookbub? Do you like it?”

Where can I get free books for homework and homeschooling?

Tip for UK parents. Borrowbox! The young un is doing a project on London this week. So I’ve been on my library’s Borrowbox app and have downloaded the Lonely Planet guide. Sumptuous pictures. Easy to navigate. Free. Not all homeschool projects need to involve Google. Books have been carefully put together so research can beContinue reading “Where can I get free books for homework and homeschooling?”

What’s the last book that made you cry? James Rebanks’s English Pastoral.

📚 I read a book in a day yesterday. It’s been a while since I did that. And why was I so hooked? 🐄 Because it’s James. And because it’s Little Strickland. 😊 I genuinely feel privileged. I bet few people have the opportunity to read a beautiful, raw and moving book about the exactContinue reading “What’s the last book that made you cry? James Rebanks’s English Pastoral.”

How do you put a PDF on your Kindle? Making the most of those free lead magnet resources.

🙋‍♀️Hands up if you’ve ever signed up for a free PDF resource and didn’t get around to reading it. I definitely have. Thinking ‘Yep, I’d like that’ and then realising, six months later, it’s still there clogging up my inbox. Or, sometimes, I’d forget about the existence of the resource completely. Such a shame asContinue reading “How do you put a PDF on your Kindle? Making the most of those free lead magnet resources.”

Five top tips for getting the most out of your library.

5️⃣ Top tips for getting the most out of your library. 📚 1. Non-fiction. I look longingly at hardback non-fiction in bookshop windows but talk myself out of £15+ purchases. Library non-fiction is a great way to try before you buy.* 2. Maps. During lockdown, I was keen to find new walking routes. Google doesn’tContinue reading “Five top tips for getting the most out of your library.”

Set us free: write your book because we want to read it. We need authors right now.

I want to read your book. I want to get inside your head and go for a wander. I’ve had enough of my own thoughts: take me somewhere else! I don’t know where I’d be without books (and baths, and most especially books in the bath). I need time out of my day, the headspaceContinue reading “Set us free: write your book because we want to read it. We need authors right now.”

What’s the best place to live? Why, it’s by the sea!

“O ye! who have your eyeballs vexed and tired, Feast them upon the wideness of the Sea;” John Keats got it right. Advice for our times. Moving from Leeds to Morecambe has done my mental (and physical) health a world of good. A friend of mine recently described living by the sea as being ‘goodContinue reading “What’s the best place to live? Why, it’s by the sea!”

What’s a busman’s holiday? I take many!

Let’s talk about the idea of a busman’s holiday. No, not the Granada game show of the same name from the 80s and 90s (this is becoming a theme!) Just the leisure activities that you do which are not a million miles away from your day job. You may be able to tell from myContinue reading “What’s a busman’s holiday? I take many!”