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Starting and Growing Your Bookstagram (+ 200 Hashtags)

So you’re ready to enter the wonderful world of Instagram and you want to share the amazing books you’ve been reading or the beautiful bookish places you’ve been visiting. Instagram can be a great way to unleash your creativity, build up your own bookish community, make new friends, and work with brands. Here’s how to …

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Where to Find Online Writing Jobs: A Freelancer Guide

Finding online writing jobs isn’t easy and, quite often, you can find yourself searching for work a lot more than actually working. Ideally, you want to be in a position where the work is coming to you, and the best way to start that trend going is with newsletters. I’ve listed some of the best …

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Review: Saving Lucia by Anna Vaught

For the past several years, there have emerged many successful films and books – both fiction and not – that have endeavoured to sing for the unsung voices of women throughout history. Women of science, mathematics, literature, politics, music, and more who, until now, were nameless and faceless – unmentioned in the male-dominated history books. …

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Getting Started with Book Blogging: Picking a Niche

Book blogging is a competitive business, depending on how you look at it. If you’re book blogging because you simply want an outlet for your thoughts and feelings, or because you want to be a part of the bookworm community, then you’re in for a lot less stress. However, if you’re book blogging with a …

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Getting Started With Book Blogging: Requesting ARCs

Book blogging is an immensely satisfying hobby. It transforms the traditionally passive pastime of reading into something active, engaging, and often challenging. It encourages you to come at a book from various angles, to read a wider variety of genres and authors. It builds you a community of like-minded readers who are excited to discuss …

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Should I Teach in China, Korea, or Japan? Honest Pros and Cons.

So You Want to Teach English in Asia? The most popular countries in which to teach EFL in East Asia are easily China, Korea, and Japan. Each one has its pros and cons with regards to the jobs available, working standards, cultural rules, and a hundred other areas you should be aware of. Having taught …

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5 Things to Know Before Your Crete Vacation

When planning your Crete vacation, there are a few facts to know, books you might want to check out, and things to prepare before you head to Greece’s fifth largest island. Crete is a place packed with mythology and incredibly ancient history; it’s also home to beaches and waters of stunning natural beauty. There is …

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5 Best Destinations for Your Next Ski Trip

Although the winter brings cold weather and shorter evenings, it also brings snow and with that comes one of the best sports of the season: skiing! Winter sports are huge, and what’s better than enjoying incredible natural surroundings, breathtaking views, and getting some exercise that’s actually fun? Then, after an epic day on the slopes, …

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How Phones Allow the Freedom to Work From Anywhere (Phones Are Good)

What would we do without our phones? Where would we be? How would we function in day-to-day life? Technology, as it has rapidly advanced over the last ten years, has opened up so many doors in terms of communication and work options. Many of our jobs can be done from anywhere and phones have played …

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12 Magical Harry Potter Gifts for Kids of All Ages

Many of us were disappointed when that letter never came. You know the one. But being part of the Harry Potter world, wearing Harry Potter clothes, visiting the studios and theme parks, rereading the books and discussing them with friends – all of this is just as magical as heading to Hogwarts yourself. And far …

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