Blog relay participant in September

In September, I’ll be one of the participants in a blog relay organized by B. Whalströms (Swedish publisher) for the book One by Sarah Crossan, which is the first book by Sarah Crossan to be translated into Swedish.


It is about two twin sisters that share everything, literally.  They are conjoined twins, joined at the waist. Although they share the same bones and blood are two different people with their own thoughts, secrets, and emotions, just like any teenager anywhere. Due to their condition, they’ve been homeschooled their whole lives, but as their family can’t afford the twins to be homeschooled any longer, they are forced to start a regular school. Although this change brings a lot of difficulties, it also forces the twins to get out of their comfort zones in a positive way, making them experience things the haven’t been able to before.

I’m really looking forward to reading this. I’ve heard great things about it. On September 24, it is my turn to blog about the book, and I’ll tell you about my thoughts about it. We are a total of nine Swedish bloggers participating in the relay and we’ll blog about the book every day from 17th to 25th of September.

17th of September – Maddes bokhylla
18th of Septemberer – Agnes bokblogg
19th of September – Petras bokblogg
20th of September – drawreadandtakeaphoto
21st of September – Booze ‘n’ Books
22nd of September – Book Obsession
23rd of September – Bibliotekarier
24th of September – Little Tree of Stories
25th of September – Bookish Glimmer

Bloggstafett i september

Nu i september kommer jag att vara en av deltagarna i en bloggstafett som anordnas av B. Whalströms för boken Vi är en av Sarah Crossan. Vi är en är den första boken på svenska av författaren Sarah Crossan.

Den handlar om ett sammanvuxet tvillingpar i tonåren som på grund av förändrade ekonomiska förhållanden är tvugna att börja i en vanlig skola. Detta för med sig både svårigheter men även möjligheter. Trots att de delar samma skelett och blod är de två olika personer med egna tankar, hemligheter och känslor, precis som vilken tonåring som helst.

Jag ser verkligen fram emot att få sjukna ner i fåtöljen bland kuddar och filtar med en kopp te och börja läsa. Den 24 september är det jag som har stafettpinnen och då kan ni läsa om mina tankar kring boken. Totalt är vi  nio bloggare som deltar och vi kommer att blogga om boken varje dag från den 17-25 september.

17 september – Maddes bokhylla
18 september – Agnes bokblogg
19 september – Petras bokblogg
20 september – drawreadandtakeaphoto
21 september – Booze ‘n’ Books
22 september – Book Obsession
23 september – Bibliotekarier
24 september – Little Tree of Stories
25 september – Bookish Glimmer

 

How to blog about books without writing reviews

I stumbled across a post by a fellow blogger Bluchickenninja where she gives her readers some advise about how to read more, and it got me thinking. Since I started this blog I’ve tried to read more and more books in a shorter amount of time. Because, by starting a blog one commit to write about a certain subject and upload blog posts regularily.

It comes with some sort commitment or responsibility towards your audience, at least that’s how I feel about it. Thus, to be able to blog about something you must create some sort of content, in my case, my content is based on books and reading which requires me to read more books faster to be able to write something about it.

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Image: Gemzell.se

I’m amazed by people who are able to read several books a week (how do you do it?!) and still manage to keep up with everything else, school, work etc. However, I’m not one of those people and not everyone is and that’s okay. I consider myself a slow reader, thus I’ve had to consider other means of creating content.

Here’s what I’ve leart about filling the the empty space between book Reviews:

  • Google, yes, as simple as that. If you don’t feel creative let others lend you a hand.
  • Use books as inspiration! Write a letter to the dead, rewrite the ending of your favourite book and so one.
  • Write about your thoughts about reading, books, writing, authors etc.
  • Make lists like this one or of your favourite quotes, authors, bookmarks, covers etc.
  • DIY, who doesn’t like to read about and see what you can do with books or how to make book related accessories and such?
  • Read other blogs and let them inspire you.
  • Make time for your writing, you can’t get away from that one.
  • Buy a notebook, and write down your thoughts and ideas about your content.
  • Don’t put too much preassure on yourself. It’s not a competition and it’s okay to take a break and have a off week (month, year), we all have them.
  • Have fun and be silly! The world is too serious anyway, or be serious and critiqe things, it’s your blog, do what you like and like what you do.

Personally, I use Google a lot for inspiration as well as other peoples blogs.

If you have any advice yourself, feel free to comment or tweet me, I love hearing from you!