Quote of the Day – April 29, 2021

World Book Night at 10

Today is World Book Night, an annual celebration of books and reading on that occurs on April 23, presented by The Reading Agency. This event brings people from all backgrounds together for one important reason – to inspire others to read more. 2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of this celebration with a special “Books That Make You Smile” theme. There is also a specially produced book “Stories That Make You Smile” that is free to download. It includes bestselling authors such as Katie Fforde, Dorothy Koomson, Vaseem Khan and many more.

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2020 Highland Book Prize Shortlist

The Highland Book Prize announced the 4 titles that have been selected for the 2020 longlist. Established in 2017, this literary prize celebrates the finest published work that recognizes the rich talent, landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands.

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Feel-Good Fiction For Spring Reading

You need to escape from the world right now? You may not be able to travel as much but reading uplifting stories that will warm your heart and put a spring in your step. Just the ticket to jumpstart your spring reading. So here are some favorite feel-good tales that will definitely bring that necessary smile to your face:

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2021 YA Book Prize Shortlist

This past week, the YA Book Prize announced the 2021 shortlist for the prize. The book prize, launched in 2014, awards a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. The prize is also run by the book trad magazine, The Bookseller, in partnership with the Hay Festival. These 10 books are in the running to win this year’s overall £2,000 award.

Last year, Meat Market by Juno Dawson took home the 2020 YA Book Prize.

I’m glad to see a lot the books that are on my TBR shelf made this year’s shortlist, so I know I am on a great track to brilliant reading! But that also means I need to get a crack on and start reading these!

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Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day!

World Book Day is a heavily promoted book celebration in the UK and Ireland. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, this celebration is immersed with activities that are extensive and very exciting, all in for the love of books and reading. Encouraging young children to dress up as their favorite characters, discount vouchers to use on books, and contests and competitions are just the many activities that surround this amazing event. 

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The Best Books to Look Out For in 2021

It’s already the first day of the new year and not only should you be excited in starting a new chapter (2020 was kind of a mess, huh?) but you should also be excited about a slew of exciting new books being released this year. So get ready for your TBR pile to get bigger, because after you read these synopsis, you can’t help but adding these titles to your Goodreads account:

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Book Subscriptions for the Book Lover In Your Life

It’s four days to Christmas and nothing can ruin the holiday spirit by trying to scamper and find the best gift for that book lover in your life. A book is the obvious choice but maybe you are having a hard time picking the right book for them. Well, there is a way to take the stress off your shoulders!

Book subscription services are becoming very popular and are a great way for a readers to get a sample of the books that are out there. It allows bookworms a huge amount of choices and a surprise every month. What more can a book lover ask for? So if are trying to figure out that last minute Christmas gift, why not take a look at these book subscription services?

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Gift Books for Bibliophiles

The bibliophile will love any book related item you buy for them to this holiday season. However, if you are like me and would like to give a gift that has some special meaning behind the gesture, there is no better way to profess your thoughtfulness than a gift book. And in this crazy year of 2020, a lot of great themed gift books were released this year that will make the bibliophile in your life’s eyes sparkle:

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Book Review: Delivered by Sylvia Hehir

Format: Paperback

Pages: 180 pages

Published: November 28, 2020

Publisher: Garmoran Publishing

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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