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text 2018-01-11 18:24
Hello 2018! Hello Books! What you've read in 2018, so far

 

Hello 2018, hello books. Here's a little sneak peek into what you've read so far and how to use tags to find more 2018 reads!

 

Happy reading!

 

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Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier,Sally BeaumanRebecca - Daphne du Maurier,Sally Beauman 

 

Rebecca starts with the narration of a sweet, naive heroine. Maybe not so naive anymore after being exposed to the pains of life, but still shy and quiet, a regular and unremarkable woman you can find in any place. This book is not about her. Our heroine is the narrator. It's life from her eyes we're seeing. And yet, everything is Rebecca. Rebecca, that was perfect in every way. Rebecca, that was the most beautiful creature to ever walk earth. Rebecca, that died before the story even started, and yet still manages to be the protagonist. Manderley is still all hers, even months after her death. Little pieces of her perfection are spread all over the house, and her presence haunts our protagonist, that fears she can never be viewed as Rebecca once was. And she can't... read a full review

 

 

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The Immortalists - Chloe BenjaminThe Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin 

 

The novel begins in 1969 with Gold family--Saul, Gertie, and their 4 children Varya, Daniel, Klara, and Simon--living in New York City. One afternoon the 4 kids go to see a psychic who will tell them the dates of their deaths. And from there we follow each of the kids' lives. How accurate was the pyschic? How does her prediction affect each of the kids in their life choices and career decisions? The 4 kids live very different lives in their daring, their career and educational choices--how much of that is a result of the predictions? ... read a full review

 

 

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Rock Hard (Rock Kiss Book 2) (Volume 2) - Nalini SinghRock Hard (Rock Kiss Book 2) (Volume 2) - Nalini Singh 

 

I loved the portrayal of Charlotte and her journey to self-confidence after a horrific incident with an ex-boyfriend. Readers get hints about what happened, but I was not prepared for the details which made me admire Charlotte even more. She is intelligent and shy though she also has a spine of steel when pushed too far. There are many moments where she could have retreated back into her enclosed world, but she kept going and showed how strong she really was. The aforementioned T-Rex whose real name is Gabriel Bishop is a former professional rugby player who is now known for bring businesses back from the brink of disaster. His first few days at his new company results in staff overhauls and plenty of tears... read a full review

 

 

 

 

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl - Stacy McAnultyThe Miscalculations of Lightning Girl - Stacy McAnulty 

 

Lightning Girl is 12 year-old Lucy Callahan’s screen name in the math forum she loves. Ever since she was hit by lightning at 8 years old, she’s been a math genius. She’s also been homeschooled due to her academic differences and her OCD tendencies. When Lucy’s beloved uncle visits, he and Lucy’s Nana realize that, as smart as Lucy is, she’s missed out on part of her childhood. And so Nana insists that Lucy drag herself away from her computer and experience normal life for 1 year. Lucy’s germ phobia and repetitive sitting behavior don’t make fitting into middle school easy, but luckily, she quickly makes one friend who doesn’t seem to mind her oddities. As Lucy navigates the tricky middle school social world of cafeteria tables and group projects, she will eventually learn the meaning of true friendship, and find out just how far out of her comfort zone... read a full review

 

 

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Sitting Murder - A.J. WrightSitting Murder - A.J. Wright 

 

Whoo, what a ride! Loved, loved, LOVED this, I was swept up in this deftly written mystery combining the Victorian fascination with mediums and spirits with a classic whodunit.  I loved the simple yet complex plot that takes twist after turn and by the time the surprise ending was unfolding, I was just holding on for dear life! The tragic stories from the suspects made it hard to single one out, and although you think you know who did it, you’ll be wrong... read a full review

 

 

HOW TO FIND OTHER 2018 READS?

SEARCH TAGS

HERE'S HOW

 

Type 2018 in the upper search box and click Tags:

 

In the result you'll see all the posts that include the 2018 tag:

 

 

 

ADD TAGS TO YOUR POSTS

 

Remember that only the posts WITH tags will be found and presented. Let other readers find your posts and reviews -- add tags to your posts and book reviews:

 

 

 

 

MORE BOOKS READ IN 2018

Double Take - Abby BardiReckless Behavior - L.A. Witt,Cari MeisterOh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country - Craig Pittman

Wood: A PsyCop Short - Jordan Castillo PriceLook for Me (D. D. Warren) - Lisa GardnerTruly, Madly, Guilty - Liane Moriarty,Caroline Lee

Cut-throat Celts (Horrible Histories) - Terry DearyThe House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

 

AND MORE HERE: 
http://booklikes.com/tag/2018

 

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text 2018-01-04 20:03
How to set up your 2018 BookLikes Reading Challenge

There's no better way of celebrating a new year of reading with a new reading goal! If you haven't set up a reading challenge yet, we encourage you to take part in this fun way of reading motivation and friendly bookish competition. 

 

 

How to set up a reading challenge on BookLikes?

 

Log into your BookLikes and use the upper menu, select Goodies and then The reading challenge tab.

 

 

Decide how many books you want to read this year, type in the number of books and click Save.

 

 

The notification about your reading goal will be published on your Dashboard - this means that your BookLikes friends (bloggers who follow your blog) will see your reading commitment. 

 

 

By clicking the Reading challenge link in the Dashboard notification you can also enter the reading challenge page and view the previous reading years and charts. 

 

 

The link to your reading challenge page is added automatically to your blog page. 

 

 

You can change the link name in Settings, the Pages tab.

 

 

To spread the news about your 2018 reading challenge, use the Reading Challenge widget and add it to your BookLikes blog and other webpages. 

 

Go to Goodies (menu->Goodies), Widgets tab, find the Reading challenge widget, copy the widget code and go to the customization tab -- use the green link underneath the code box. 

 

 

Paste the code in the Widget Area and click Save.

 

 

The widget will be visible on your blog page. If you have other blogs, webpages, author pages, feel free to use the reading challenge on all of your www pages. 

 

 

 

How to update your reading challenge?

 

If you've taken part in previous reading challenges on BookLikes, click the challenge heading on your Dashboard to update your goal for 2018.

 

 

Then click update your reading challenge on the right to select a new reading goal for 2018. 

 

 

You can also update your reading goal during the year if you decide the number of books for 2018 is too big or too small.

 

You should also update your reading challenge widget as well as a reading challenge link on your blog. Make sure the link says 2018 Reading challenge in Settings, Pages tab.

 

 

 

How book are added to your reading challenge?

 

Please remember that only the books with filled up reading dates will be counted to your reading challenge. Make sure you add the start and end reading dates for your reads. Here are 3 easy ways to do this:

 

1. Use the Finished button on your Currently reading widget on your Dashboard. The Currently reading spot presents all your books with the currently reading status. 

 

Write the dates once you finish reading your book.

 

 

2. To add the dates, click +Shelf advanced and fill up the reading dates in the Read status

 

Remember to save the dates. 

 

 

3. Use the shelf table view to fill up the reading information.

Go to your Shelf page, press the table view icon and add the reading dates in the Read Date spot. 

 

 

 

What's your reading goal this year?

 

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text 2018-01-01 14:39
How to set your Booklikes 2018 Reading Challenge

To set the reading challenges you're likely seeing post to your dashboard from your followed booklikers, it's at http://booklikes.com/goodies/readingchallenge .  If you lose this post/link, it's under "goodies" on the main menu (so is the Reading Challenge widget code for your blog, direct link http://booklikes.com/goodies/widget ).

 

Click the "read more" if you're in dashboard view and you'd like creenshots (you'll still stay on booklikes without being redirected to another website/blog):

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text 2017-12-28 20:55
25 last chance giveaways & how to enter the giveaway contests

 

Make yourself a gift and win some awesome free books from BookLikes authors. There's not much time left - all of the following giveaways end before January 1st 2018. Don't miss your chance and request some new titles for your 2018 reading challenge :)

 

New to BookLikes?

Remember to fill up your bookshelf with at least 11 books and publish one review on your blog in order to unlock the giveaways for your BookLikes account. 

 

The main Giveaways page (menu -> Giveaways) presents the sneak peek into each giveaway with some core information. 

 

 

When searching the giveaways, remember to pay attention to the countries the book is available for. If you've found your next read, press Enter to win.

 

The next steps depend whether the book is a paper book or a digital copy.

 

If it's a paperback/hardcover/mass market paperback you'll be required to fill up the postal address and hit Request button. Please add your correct data, otherwise the author won't be able to mail you the book you've won.

 

 

If you've chosen the digital copy (e-book or audiobook) you'll be asked to confirm your e-mail address (the same as the one your BookLikes account is created on). Hit I want this book and Request if the e-mail address is correct.

 

Please make sure to use the correct and up to date e-mail address. Otherwise, the author won't be able to send you the book you've won. If you want to update your e-mail address you can do it anytime in the general Settings (menu->Settings).

 

 

A regular BookLikes blogger?

Click request on the giveaway page, then confirm your e-mail address, type in your snail address or write a short note why you'd like to win the particular title (the options depends on the giveaway format and the winner selection). 

 

Good luck!

 

 

A Love Relentless Giveaway

Rohan is the son of an Athabaskan chief. At twenty-six, he is more focused on amassing his fortune and preserving the land of his ancestors. So, when he learns the large parcel of acreage adjourning his property has been left to a woman who has no interest in preserving their customs, he sets out to convince her to sell. But Rohan finds the independent beauty irresistible and sets out to win her. Elizabeth, proud and self-sufficient, soon discovers that the man of her dreams is part of the culture she abandoned. Can they each find a way to meet the other halfway between his life and hers?

 

 

Jewel-Less Crown : Saga of Life Giveaway

This fascinating novel exemplifies the material raise and moral fall of Gautam and Sneha and also the poignant end of the latter and the spiritual rise of the former that is after the fall. Besides, this piquant story depicts the tragic life of their son Suresh Prabhu and his eventual redemption through love for and of Vidya. 

 

 

Crossing the Mirage : Passing through youth Giveaway

If passing through youth was like crossing the mirage of life for Chandra and Nithya, it proved to be chasing the mirage of love for Sathya and Prema though for plain Vasavi, Chandra's pitiable sibling, it was the end of the road.
As life brings Chandra, who suffers from an inferiority complex for his perceived ugliness, and Nithya, who was bogged down being jilted by Vasu, together, they script their fate of fulfillment.

 

 

Glaring Shadow : A Stream of Consciousness Novel Giveaway

Glaring Shadow in a stream of consciousness mode is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it big in our materialistic world and the way he loses his soul in the bargain, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him makes one ponder over the meaning of success in life. 

 

 

Stories Varied : A Book of Short Stories Giveaway

Stories Varied delve into varied possibilities of woman’s life in Indian social milieu. Beginning with Ilaa’s Ire that takes one back to woman’s life and times in the Vedic age, this collection of twelve stories ends with Twelfth Tale that underscores her quest for power.

 

 

Onto the Stage Giveaway

A compendium of the author’s stage and radio plays - while 'Slighted Souls' deals with the rebellion of the downtrodden, 'Men at work on Women at work’ is about sexual harassment at work place and even as 'Castle of Despair' is built on the ground of man's urge for success, the radio play 'A Love on Hold' depicts the drama of love and possession.

 

 

Skin Food Giveaway

When the hater dies, the hatred may endure, and torrents of rage may engulf the earth. Tyson and Lana are on a summer break in Seoul. They link up with Sam and Steve, and the cheerful reunion of college friends turns into a wild, out-of-control night out. Lana and Tyson try the Korean spirit soju, and Sam tries his luck with Mimi, a spirited Korean. However, Steve is in a dismal mood and disappears into the night. The morning after is a sobering wake-up. Gangshi rise from the dead and take to the streets of Seoul—with Steve among them. Mimi, Sam, Lana, and Tyson vie to escape the city alive and in one piece—with their humanity intact.

 

 

Defeating the Demonic Realm Giveaway

In Defeating the Demonic Realm, author and preacher Bill Vincent takes readers on a spiritual discovery of biblical principles that will help the reader understand evil and the Demonic Realm. Is something blocking your life and ministry? What curses may be affecting you, and how do you break demonic Spirits and Curses in order to hasten your healing? Being consumed by demonic energy is not the only option--but rather, dealing with evil when it crosses your path can help one grow. 

 

 

Destroying the Jezebel Spirit Giveaway

After writing "Defeating the Demonic Realm" Bill never thought he would be releasing a book this powerful again concerning spiritual warfare. We need to understand failure to address the weaknesses and sinful responses have wreaked havoc in the lives of men and women everywhere. The Jezebel Spirit must be overcome before it destroys you!

 

 

A Dubious Device Giveaway

Can nanobots be used for good and evil? You can the find out the chilling answer in A Dubious Device. While he is on vacation, Colton Banyon is suddenly arrested on a charge of multiply murders and hauled off to jail. During his interrogation by Detective Haleigh Taylor, he finds out that someone is using a book he has written to kill death row inmates at several Nevada prisons. Eventually he is cleared of the murders and is asked to help solve them.

 

 

Planning Christmas Giveaway

Christmas is coming. Fast. Too fast for Type-A over-stressed, Paige, who is planning the ultimate holiday. This year, Christmas has to be perfect. This year, she is meeting Aaron’s parents for the first time. Armed with a list of to-do’s, she is ready to tackle every detail from finding the biggest and best tree right down to choosing the type of font on the Christmas party invitations. Unfortunately, Aaron does not see the “big deal”; after all, “it`s only Christmas”. Therefore, Paige must enlist the help of her best friend, Jack if she is going to get everything done in time. With all of her planning, what could possibly go wrong?

 

 

Leaving Kate Giveaway

No big chances, and no big changes. This was Kate’s motto. With her father out of the picture, and a mother who had quit being “mom” a long time ago, Kate finds herself floating through life under the shelter of her brother and best friend. Afraid of rocking the boat and having to face the world alone, she makes every effort to keep her circle tight. That is, until she meets Eric, the charming Southern boy from Texas who stands out like a sore thumb in the bustling city of D.C. Eric has suffered much in his past, but, unlike Kate, he has learned to grow from his experiences instead of run from them. 

 

 

The Broken Mirror Giveaway

Tom and Cynthia's divorce saw an end a once-upon-a-time happy family and the beginning of discord in the lives of their identical twin daughters---Sophia and Cindy. Having been raised separated by the estranged parents living far apart, Cindy, who would always take sides with her mom, before and after the divorce, ended up hating Sophia, Tom's favourite. The cancer they carried affected their friends, particularly Daniel, who would live long enough to write the account.

 

 

The Christian Matrix Giveaway

The array of 'Christ-friendly' stories that bring about the determinant known as The Christian Matrix…From children to adults, the stories told not only reflect the ordeals of Christians but also people of the secular world. The Christian Matrix is a collection of short stories intended to entertain readers from all ages (not only Christian readers) to enjoy the stories contained therein and see Christ in a different light - the lover of those who diligently seek him.

 

 

Saved by His Grace Giveaway

It is a fusion of a play and fiction. It narrates the sermon, in the form of testimony, made by Reverend Xhosa whose life was transformed from being a menace to society to God's chosen vessel. His message and testimony, 'Saved By His Grace', was in great demand in Atlanta, USA, the UK, Nigeria and South Africa. However, the devil sought his downfall by using his friend-turn-foe, the co-founder of Fountain of Truth Church, Pastor Bode Cole. This co-founder used the weakness of Dan, his only son, to take him out of the leadership sphere of the church so that he could take charge. 

 

 

7 Mistakes Christians Make And The Benediction Giveaway

The recognition, titled "7 Mistakes Christian Make in Churches and The Benediction (The "last days" prayers for all Christians)" is a self-help, spirituality-and prayer-based and ministry-empowered Christian gift which acts as a watch dog; searching the lives of Christians, identifying certain wrongs and proffering bible-based remedies to them. It is makes vivid the various mistakes depicted by Christians in many churches. By extension, it identifies these acts as being portrayed by the so-called men of God. With the use of bible-based scriptures and true-to-life stories and instances, the work piece is aimed making readers see crystal-clear the mistakes Christians are fond of making-knowingly and or unknowingly.

 

 

Understanding Heaven's Court System Giveaway

There has been a change in the Christian religion which isn't good. We have lost our way and forgotten who God is. But we have to remember that God is the one who delivers justice to us in the end. He is the one who will decide what happens to your soul when you die. And if you do things right in this world, then He will make sure that you are cared for in the next.

 

 

The Wrestler Giveaway

The Wrestler-Nicolaus Martin has always loved wrestling. Everyone called him Nicky. As a child, he and his brothers would wrestle around as they watched the WWF, WCW and NWA. No matter how poor their lives were wrestling would make it all better, even if it was for an hour. Nicky and his family were very poor. Every winter there was at least a month with no electricity at their home. The Wrestler-Nicky was bullied starting at the age of thirteen. The more he got picked on the tougher he got. Nicky and his buddies had such an imagination. They made up their own wrestling in a little town in Illinois. They made their championship belts out of cardboard and aluminum foil. By age seventeen, his toughness got him noticed by a small wrestling organization. 

 

 

The Angry Fighter's Story Giveaway 

Bullied at a young age, David develops a hot temper and needs an outlet to challenge his aggression into. When he learns about his Uncle's past, David decides to follow in his footsteps and become a champion fighter, but it won't be an easy journey. Can David live out his dream?

 

 

The 12 Terrors of Christmas Giveaway

Award-winning author Claudette Melanson offers eleven new and original stories to make your skin crawl at any time of the year. 

 

 

Teggie Wants a Hippo for Christmas Giveaway

Christmas is coming fast and Teggie, a very sweet bunny, wants an unusual present delivered by SantaBun this year. His brother and sister have doubts since this very large gift might eat them out of house and home--if what Teggie wants even fits in their home! Will Teggie find his fondest wish on 'Chrissamas' morning under the tree? Children will love this whimsical Christmas story of the little bunny who wishes for the most impractical of presents to make his holiday happy and bright.

 

 

Romance Regrets Giveaway

Romance Regrets is a book full of true stories of real people's tales about missed opportunity of love experiences. This book is great for anyone looking to remember those moments of regret.

 

 

A Closer Relationship with God Giveaway

Have you ever wondered if it's possible to have a meaningful relationship with God? Bill Vincent's powerful study will help you discover for yourself how such a rewarding relationship with God is possible.

 

 

Want more?

CLICK HERE FOR MORE GIVEAWAYS

 

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text 2017-12-21 20:19
6 places to meet book lovers

 

If you'd ask us to name 6 offline places to meet book lovers we would say:

1. A bookstore. Obviously

2. A library. Obviously

3. A cozy cafe. A cup of coffee and a book is a perfect duet

4. All public means of transport. Everybody knows that a lot of reading is done when commuting

5. The longest lines and the smallest waiting rooms. The process of waiting is bearable only with a book

6. A bedroom. We know you love reading in bed! Oops, no entry here?! That's why we have BookLikes!

 

What's your favorite offline spot to meet other book lovers?

 

BookLikes is a literary hub for all kind of book lovers. No matter whether you're a long time blogger, a newbie to the blogosphere, bestselling author or an aspiring writer, BookLikes is the place for You. The thing that brings us together is a true book love and the need to spread it among people alike, right? Let's do this!

 

Here are six BookLikes places where you can meet fellow readers and bloggers who may be a true inspiration for your TBR shelf and may become your new bookish BFF. 

 

1. Dashboard

 

When you log into your BookLikes Dashboard is the first place you discover. It's a place where you read your friends' book reviews and view their bookshelf updates. Remember that you need to Follow the blog to see the blogger's updates and reviews on your Dashboard. 

 

 

To meet other bloggers have a look at the activity log and comment section. By clicking the Blog name you can go directly to the blog's page and start following the book blog and the blogger's reading experiences. 

 

 

 

 

2. Explore

 

The Explore page is a BookLikes community in a nutshell. Take a peek at the hottest reviews, top bloggers and recently published reviews. To view the book blog, please click the blogger's avatar/photo. To follow the blog, click Follow in the upper right corner of the blog page. 

 

 

Have in mind that the Explore page is available for BookLikes members and non-BookLikes members. If you'd like to share the webpage with your fellow friends who haven't visited BookLikes yet, please do! 

 

 

3. Book Catalog & book pages

 

A book catalog page is an instant sneak peek into the book bloggers bookshelves. You can spot what books have been recently reviewed or added to the wish lists.

 

To discover who reviewed the book, click the book cover and you'll be moved to the book page with the community reviews. 

 

 

To read a full review and view the blog page click "see review" or the review's title. If you've enjoyed the review, follow the blogger and view the blog's reading news on your Dashboard. 

 

 

 

4. Timelines 

 

Each BookLikes blogger receives a webpage with a blog, bookshelf and a reading timeline. Your Timeline is a graphic representation of your BookLikes activity.

 

When you're visiting BookLikes bloggers have a moment and visit the blogger's Timeline. Maybe you'll spot a new book blog or an interesting review that your friend liked?

 

Make sure to click the text's title next to the avatar/photo to visit the blog page and to read the review, and to follow the blogger (if you've enjoyed the read). 

 

 

BrokenTune's Timeline

 

 

5. Discussions groups

 

If you're looking for new blogging friends or would like to say hello to the BookLikes community, visit BookLikes discussion groups. You can say Hi in the official BL group and introduce your blog in the Find new blogs to Follow. 

 

 

 

6. Friends tab

 

In the Friends tab you can view the list of bloggers who are following your BookLikes blog, it's a perfect spot to follow the blogger back and view new bookshelf news on your Dashboard. 

 

To build up your social circle invite your bookish friends to BookLikes. Add the e-mail address and press Invite, and your friend will receive an invitation to view your blog and to become your BookLikes blog friend. 

 

 

More tutorials can be found here, or click

the following link: http://booklikes.com/tag/tutorials

 

 

See you next Thursday!

Happy reading!

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