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Well there is not much to say abut me. I love coffee and books and if I can drink a fresh hot coffee while reading even better:)

I started to review a couple years ago and I still loving it. I love the book community and met many awesome people along the way. I'm looking forward to connect to even more of you awesome people out there and of course continue to discover more great books.

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#29 Follow Friday with book bloggers: Red Lace Reviews

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Hello Friday! Hollow Follow Friday with book bloggers. Meet Cat, a bloggers behind Red Lace Reviews blog, a lover or horror books who dreams of meeting Stephen King! 

 

Follow Cat's blog on BookLikes: http://redlace.booklikes.com/

 

How did your book love begin?

 

Cirque Du Freak - Darren Shan,Takahiro AraiIt actually began one Christmas morning, when I was in the middle of opening gifts in my jammies and fluffy slippers. The first thing I noticed about this particular present was the black cover, followed by the coolest image of a spider I'd ever seen! It was red, and gave the whole thing an exciting, yet eerie feel. I was immediately interested, and if you're not familiar, the book was Cirque Du Freak, the first of the Darren Shan Saga. It's the adventures of Darren that ignited my love of books, especially those involving supernatural beasties.

 

 

How did your blogging adventure start?

It properly started this past January, when I decided to take the next step. I'd tried before over the years, but it just didn't stick, for no fault other than my own lack of motivation. This time I've poured a lot of time and effort into it - I ventured beyond my comfort zone and started consistently writing book reviews every week. I've also reached out to more readers and authors, and it's honestly been a blast!

 

 

 

Why reading is important to you? We can read in your short bio “I like being transported to new worlds”

 

I'm the sort of person that stresses over everything and anything. Having social anxiety, I can get worked up over the most basic of tasks, such as going to the dentist. However with reading,  all those worries disappear. It's a time I can truly relax and allow my imagination to explore the numerous carefully crafted worlds where anything is possible.

 

 

What are you favorite genres? Why are they special?

 

Right now my favourite genre is horror. I just love to feel uncomfortable and shocked at what I read on a page. I don't scare easily, but when it happens, I treasure it. Within the genre itself I enjoy it all; extreme, cosmic, psychological, paranormal, you name it! I find that the horror community is especially welcoming and friendly, which makes it all the better.

 

Read Lace Reviews' Shelf

 

 

You’re Irish. Does it affect your reading preferences?

 

Not in the slightest!

 

 

What are you three favorite book covers?


Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan - Sentimental value!

The Awesome by Eva Darrows - I just adore the art style of this one! It's so colourful and funky!

High Moor 3: Blood Moon by Graeme Reynolds - Again, the art of this trilogy is amazing, and I happen to love werewolves!

 

Cirque Du Freak - Darren Shan,Takahiro AraiThe Awesome - Eva DarrowsHigh Moor 3: Blood Moon - Graeme Reynolds

 

 

What do you do when not reading? You write you’re interested in drawing and gaming. Can you tell us more.

I loved gaming on consoles growing up, starting with the Sega Master System. Jump forward a few (okay, maybe more than a few) years and I was questing my way through Azeroth. I actually met my significant other in an MMORPG.

As for my other hobbies, I enjoy trying to create art, and failing miserably! I binge watch Netflix, drink a lot of coffee and wine, and look after my six pets.

 

 

What’s your reading goal for 2018?

 

At the moment it's to read thirty books, however I think if I can keep up the pace I can maybe double that.

 

 

Which books are you most excited recommending to your followers?

I really love recommending books and authors that aren't so well-known. For instance, I make the effort to read novels that are self-published, or published by independent publishers. What I'd recommend right now, would be What Hides Within by Jason Parent and The Devoured by Curtis M. Lawson, both I think deserve more attention.

 

The Devoured - Curtis M. Lawson,Jason Sprenger

 

 

 

Do read one or several books at a time?

I used to! Nowadays I focus on a single book, because I feel less overwhelmed that way.

 

 

How much time do you spend reading daily?

 

I try to read a hundred or so pages a day, which takes me around two hours to do (I timed myself recently). I don't consider myself a quick reader; I often go back to re-read passages, and may put the novel down to contemplate something that happened regarding the story.

 

 

A paper book or an e-book?

Whilst I much prefer physical copies of books (there's nothing like holding it in your hands and sniffing the pages), I read both paperbacks and kindle books.

 

Three titles for a desert island?

 

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss  . Everyone needs a lengthy, yet superbly written fantasy in their lives.

John Dies at the End by David Wong. If I'm all alone on an island, I'd need to laugh at something.

How to Survive on a Deserted Island by Tim O'Shei  . Well, I'd need to survive somehow!

 

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) - Patrick RothfussJohn Dies At The End - David WongHow to Survive on a Deserted Island - Tim O'Shei,Al Siebert

 

Favorite quote?


I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

― Frank Herbert, Dune

 

 

 

 

If you could meet one author, who would it be?

Probably the KING of horror himself!

 

 

Shelfie time! Please share your home library photos :)

 

 

Thank you!

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See you next Friday!

Reading progress update: I've read 487 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

This was soo good I cant wait to get to the next book.
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BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization is back

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Due to some technical issues the BL->GR sync stayed inactive for several weeks but from now on you can read, publish, shelve books on BookLikes and they will be added to your Goodreads page as well.

 

Here's a short reminder of how BL->GR sync works

 

To make a long story short: You can synchronize your Goodreads profile with your BookLikes webpage. This means that once you do one of the following book action on your BookLikes page:

- add book(s) to shelf,

- add a new shelf,

- post or edit a published review,

- rate or edit rating stars if your books

they will be published here on your BookLikes webpage and on your Goodreads profile.

 

Voila! If you love both services and want to be active here and there, it's a perfect solution. And saved time and energy can be used to read a book or two, right?!

 

 

Used BL->GR before?

 

If you've already used this feature, please go to Settings, Import tab and check if the Connect button is active. If it says disconnect, it means that your BookLikes and Goodreads accounts are synced! 

 

 

The connection should be still ON regardless of the break but it's always better to double check. Here's how: do one or all of the following things: 

- add a new book to your BookLikes bookshelf

- change a reading status to your book on your BL shelf

- add the rating stars to a book on your BookLikes shelf

- add a book to a thematic shelf, e.g. mysteries, 2018 challenge on your BL shelf

Then go to your Goodreads My Books page and check if the book information got updated on your GR page.

 

Please remember that the synchronization will work if the ISBN numbers of two books are the same on both platforms.

 

Also, a minor delay in action can happen, so give it a couple of minutes.

 

A perfect time to prepare a cup of tea or choose another book to read.

 

If your book got updated on your GR profile, yay, we're home. This means you're ready to publish and shelve on BookLikes and show the same bookish activity on your Goodreads profile. 

 

New to BL-GR synchronization?

 

As we mentioned it's great news for those who like BookLikes and Goodreads and want to stay active on both. WIth a BookLikes webpage you can synchronize your Goodreads profile with your BookLikes blog and shelf, and fill up both of your bookshelves at one go. 

 

To synchronize your Goodreads account with your BookLikes webpage, follow these steps:

1. Log into your BookLikes account.

2. Log into your Goodreads account in the second tab. 

3. Go to Settings/Import, import tab on BookLikes, and click Connect your Goodreads account in the BookLikes ->Goodreads synchronization spot.

4. Grant access to your Goodreads bookish page.

5. Enjoy shelving and reviewing books on BookLikes and have them published on both sites.

 

 

BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization includes:

- adding books to shelf

- adding shelves

- posting a review

- rating books

no deletion is possible, if you wish to delete a book or review, please go to your  BookLikes and Goodreads page

Once you do one of those things on BookLikes, they will be published here on your BookLikes webpage (blog and shelf) and on your Goodreads profile.

 

Please remember that BookLikes -> Goodreads book match is possible thanks to ISBN numbers. If the book lacks the number or the number is unavailable, the book may not appear on your Goodreads bookshelf.

 

Please note that during this process we're dependent on Goodreads technology and some synchronization delays concerning adding books on your Goodreads shelf and posting a review may occur.

 

The synchronization will be active from the moment you connect your GR account on BookLikes. If you would like to fill up your BookLikes profile with your previous book entries from Goodreads, you can do that by importing your csv file from Goodreads with your book collection, bookshelves, reviews and ratings in Settings/Import.

 

 

We strongly recommend to make the book import BEFORE synchronizing your two account. First, import. Then, sync your accounts. 

 

If you have any more questions or concerns, please don't hesitate and write to us by using the Need help box on the left, or mail directly Kate@booklikes.com

 

 

Updates:

The notification should be working fine now. Yay! Sorry for the confusion and  all the inconveniences. 

Reading progress update: I've read 421 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

I didn't make it far last night before I passed out. Hopefully even with a bust day I still can finish the book somehow sometime today or night .
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Reading progress update: I've read 406 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

Those things will kill you 

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Reading progress update: I've read 365 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

Ugh.. I really hope Asia will end up as "special" meat at the butchers 

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Reading progress update: I've read 328 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

The tug of war with the puppy cookies .... priceless 

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Reading progress update: I've read 300 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

Page 300 and I'm still not sure if I like Simon or not. I like him and then he does something stupid... but I can see where he is coming from.....so time will tell 

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Reading progress update: I've read 281 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

Ohhh snap! 

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Reading progress update: I've read 233 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

Soo, soo good and I'm loving Meg. 
Sam is so cute but so sad 
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Review: I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: 20th Anniversary by Ben Peskoe, Bill Green, Will Russell, Scott Shuffitt

I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: 20th Anniversary - Jesse Russell, Bill Green, Ben Peskoe, Scott Shuffitt

On the twentieth anniversary of the Coen brothers' cult classic film, the ultimate fan's guide to The Big Lebowski, with a foreword by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, and a new afterword by writer and film critic Daphne Merkin.

 

When it was first released in 1998, The Big Lebowski flopped at the box office. Twenty years later, the movie has developed a massive, passionate, and cross-generational cult following of Lebowski fans (a.k.a. Achievers), who yearly coalesce around Lebowski Fest, the film-screening/party where bowling pins tumble, costumes abound, and White Russians are the official drink of choice--"kind of a 'Star Trek' convention, but without all the geeks"(Associated Press).

 

Written by the Founding Dudes of Lebowski Fest--and with a foreword by El Duderino himself, Jeff Bridges--this new edition of I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski also features contemporary reflections on the movie by acclaimed writer and former New Yorker film critic Daphne Merkin. This is the fan book to tie every Achiever's room together, a treasure trove of trivia and commentary, illustrations, photos, interviews with every major cast member (plus the real-life inspirations for the Coen-created characters), highlights from the Fest, a handy Achiever translation guide, and tips on how to Dude-ify your life. I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski is a raucous and hilarious celebration of the greatest film ever made (condolences, Citizen Kane) and of the glorious revelry that continues in its two-decade wake.

 

 

If you were a fan of the movie then this book is a must read. If you have not watched it, watch it and then come back and read the book. But really either way you should be familiar with the movie.

The book was almost a guide to the movie and it was fun and very enjoyable to read. What can you expect from the book? A lot. Obviously humor and a whole lot more. We get a good look behind the scenes, many pictures of scenes, characters and locations. As well interviews with the cast and crew. Plus some other really fun stuff.

Overall, like I said if you liked the movie you will love this book.

I rate it 5★ it was quick, fun and very informative read.

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 179 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

Well the cat is out the bag 

 

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Cover Reveal for Unraveled by Jarvik Birch

Let us know what you think of the cover for Unraveled (Perfected, #3) by Kate Jarvik Birch, which releases April 3, 2018!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled Teen.

About Unraveled:

Ella isn’t anyone’s pet anymore, but she’s certainly not free. After exposing the dark secrets about NuPet’s breeding program, forcing them to repeal the law that allowed genetically modified girls to be kept as pets, she thought girls like her would finally be free. She never dreamed that it would backfire. NuPet may have convinced the public of their intentions to assimilate pets back into society, but Ella knows it’s a lie. They aren’t planning mass rehabilitation...they’re planning a mass extermination. Now, with the help of a small group of rebels, Ella and Penn, the boy she’d give up her life for, set out to bring down NuPet for good. But when her group gets implicated in a string of bombings, no one is safe. If she can’t untangle the web of blackmail and lies that extends far beyond NuPet’s reach, she won’t just lose her chance at freedom, she’ll lose everyone she loves.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Unraveled (Perfected, #3) by Kate Jarvik Birch today!

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About Kate Jarvik Birch:
Kate Jarvik Birch is a visual artist, author, playwright, daydreamer, and professional procrastinator. As a child, she wanted to grow up to be either a unicorn or mermaid. Luckily, being a writer turned out to be just as magical. Her essays and short stories have been published in literary journals, including: Indiana Review and Saint Ann’s Review. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three kids.

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Reading progress update: I've read 98 out of 487 pages.

Written In Red - Anne Bishop

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Reading progress update: I've read 0 out of 368 pages.

Our Dark Duet - Victoria Schwab I started this this morning but I think with the tragic events in Florida and the nature of this book(s) I might give it a bit before I get back to it

Blogging about books - additional blog post options, part 2

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Writing on BookLikes is super fun, right? We've already mentioned 6 ways to blog about books (click to read more), and the side bar menu in the text edition (click to read more). Today we'd like to continue the topic of the text editor features.

 

When you click the Text, Quote, Photo, Video, URL on the upper bar on your Dashboard, you'll be moved to the text editor with some additional options at the top. Let's have a closer look, beginning from the first icon on the left: 

 

 

1. Embed

Embed your tweets into your posts. Just copy the code from a tweet, paste into the embed box and voila

 

Go to any tweet and click Embed Tweet from the menu on the right. Copy the code.

 

Go to your post. Click the Embed icon in the text editor, paste the code and click OK. 

In the editor the embedded tweet will look like a plain text but once you publish a post, it will look like this:

 

Did we mention you can embed any tweet? Yes, you can! Try it out!

 

2. Blockquote.

Use this to highlight a quote in your text. 

 

Write your post. Mark the passage which should be highlighted and click the Blockquote icon. The text will be given additional space on the sides. Just like that.  

 

3. Spoiler

Hide a passage not to reveal the book ending! 

 

Write your review, decide which part to hide, mark it and click the SP icon. The text will receive addition markers in the text editor and will be hidden once published online. 

(show spoiler)

 

 

4. Text options

Decide how to write: in bold, italics, underline your most important sentences or cross them out. 
Mark the text and choose the property. 

 

 

5.  Text layout

Align your text to right, left, center or justify.

Mark the text and choose the property. 

 

 

6. Make lists

You can easily make list in your text. Mark the text and decide which list format to choose:

  • bullet list or
  1. numbered list

 

 

7. Insert image

If you'd like to add an image you can use either the Add photo+ under the editor box or the Image icon on the top.

 

 

The Insert image icon works for image URL only. You can also edit the image with some advanced options, like style or additional border. 

 

8. Add link

Add link to your text.

Mark the text and click the link icon to insert the URL.

 

 

 

9. Page break

Add "read more" to your post. 

Write your article or review and decide where to add the READ MORE button. Put your cursor in that place and click Page break. The READ MORE button will be added to your text .

 

10. Source code

You can add more formatting to your text.

Write a full text and click the source code feature, add more features, like different font or color, etc.

 

 

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