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text 2017-03-23 13:08
3 ways to put quotes in the spotlight on your blog

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts

one might have beautifully expressed...

Marlene Dietrich

If you're a fan of quotes too let's have a look at several ways to highlight the precious words on your book blog.

 

1. Write a quote post

This type of post is one among five visible on the wooden bar on the top of your Dashboard. The quote post let you publish a quotation with a source and /or a book cover, you can also mark it as a review and add tags.

 

 

2. Add a blockquote in your text

In order to highlight the the words you cherish the most, make them stand out in your review or text post. Just mark the words and click the quotation mark on the top border of the editor box and the quote will receive a central placing in your writing. You can switch on/off the blockquote option for the paragraph any time.

 

 

3. Use the Quote Widget

If you've recently published a quote you adore make it more visible by using the quote widget. You can use the widget on your BookLikes blog page as well as on any other webpage you have.

 

To create a widget with your most recent quote post go to Goodies/Widgets (the main menu -> Goodies -> Widgets), find the Quote Widget spot, adjust the widget if necessary and copy the code.

 

 

If you wish to add the widget to your BookLikes blog, paste the code in the Widget Area in the customization tab (follow the instruction under the widget), and if you want to add it to your other page, just copy/paste the widget code into your other website's code.

 

 

 

What's your favorite quote? We think that the following ones are very powerful and worth remembering:

 

You are your best thing

Beloved, Toni Morrison

 

We were the people who were not in the papers.

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print.

It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

 

P.S.

Let's share book love!

February was all about love, book love. But let's face it, in book lover's world the book affection lasts 24/7 all year long. If you've missed BookLikes bloggers book love stories, here is your chance to sneek peek into the pieces once again. Read all readers' testimonies and get the insights of book bloggers' reading preferences and favorite genres.

 

We'd love to read your Book Love Story! Tell the world why you love reading books and we'll be more than happy to spread the word, feature and interview you on the BookLikes blog! Remember to add why I love tag to your post :) continue reading

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text 2017-03-09 13:04
Draft your blog post like a pro

 

We've recently published how to blog about books in several different ways showing that a book review isn't the only possible post format for your book blog. But do you know other options available on your BookLikes blog?

 

Let's start with Drafts.

 

Sometimes it's reasonable to write, take a deep breath and let the text rest. When you come back to your review or article after several hours, you may be stunned how accurate or inaccurate you were in your first version. Regardless of how well you did, the most important thing is to find your texts saved as Drafts as quickly as you can -- the literary inspiration can be ephemeral and may fade away really fast.

 

To view your Drafts, click Blog on the upper menu and go to the right column. Click Drafts and voila. All you texts saved as drafts are here.

 

 

To edit the text, click Edit in the upper right corner of the post, make all the necessary changes, adjust the post date and save to publish online.

 

If you're still not sure whether the text is done, you can save it as draft again and again. Now you know that your texts are safe and sound and easy accessible anytime.

 

 

Mass Post Editor

 

The mass editor is also visible on your admin blog page:

 

If you have number of posts saved as drafts, use the mass editor -- it will save your time by showing you texts with the exact post status you're looking for: published, draft or scheduled to publish.

 

 

You can also use the mass editor as your table of contents and find past writings by searching via the publication date, post types or tags.

 

 

Preview and Save options

 

Remember that the post's look is different on Dashboard view and on your public BookLikes page (e.g. username.booklikes.com). To make sure that your text and photos look awesome in both views, use the Preview option and have a glance how it looks on your public blog page.

 

 

Handy tip:

If you're using the Draft option regularly, use the "back to edit after saving changes" option to make sure that none of your sentence slips away because of the browser time out. When editing your draft, tick the box and click Save as draft every several minutes. You'll stay in the edit mode and your text will be safe.

 

Please mind that if you press Post, the text will go online and you'll be still in the edit mode. That's why we recommend using the "back to edit after saving changes" option for your draft works.

 

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text 2017-03-05 14:47
Blog Tour Stop for Crimson Moon by Sherri A. Wingler with Teasers and Giveaway

 

Today’s stop is for Sherri A. Wingler’s Crimson Moon. We will have info about the book and author, and a great teasers from the book, plus a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway. Happy Reading

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Crimson Moon: Book 1 of The Dark Woods

 

In the old days, people whispered about the wolf, said he came only at night, and only by the light of the full moon. They locked their doors and huddled close to their fires, safe in the knowledge they could prepare for his coming. The truth is, no one is safe, because the wolf walks in the skin of the man. Always.

Harlow Hayes is a runaway, thief, and failed Southern belle. Forced to grow up fast after what her mama delicately referred to as, ‘the incident,’ she learns the hard way not all strangers are kind, real monsters hide in plain sight, and family can be found in the most unexpected places. Harlow Hayes is about to meet the Wolf.

 

 

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Sherri Wingler is the author of The Immortal Sorrows and The Dark Woods series. She lives and works (way more than full-time) in Indiana.
  
Sherri shares her home with her husband, Steve, too many rescued kitty cats, and one co-dependent Shih Tzu named Spanky. When she isn't writing, or working in the real world, her spare time is spent raising money and awareness for animal charities, in the hopes of saving at least a few little critters.
 
Sherri is currently hard at work on her next book.
 
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text 2017-03-03 13:00
Blog Tour Stop for 40 Something by Shannon Peel with Excerpt and Giveaway

 

Today’s stop is for Shannon Peel’s 40 Something. We will have info about the book and author, and a great excerpt from the book, plus a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway. Happy Reading :) 

 


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Five women navigate life while juggling careers, children, family, and the men in their lives.
Charlie is bored with the family tradition of Sunday Dinner so she brings a friend her family won't approve of to spice things up a bit. Will this friend go too far and cause too much damage?
 
Rose only wants to do what is right and keep her family safe. How can she do that when the world is so dangerous and her teenagers so willful. Will helping a friend invite trouble into her perfect world?
 
Lindsay loves to have fun and enjoys the company of men. She is a modern playgirl who will stop at nothing to get a man's attention. Will she find what she's looking for or something unexpected?
 
Sophie wants to keep the peace and keep everyone happy, especially her ex-husband, so her children will live with her full time. Will she lose the children if she can't afford to take care of them?
 
 
Justine wants to escape her perfect life, she just doesn't realize it. Will she find the passion that is missing or will she continue to hide behind her computer screen?
 
 
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I have an online dating profile. The photos look nothing like me. The woman in the photos is cute and the write up even makes her sound interesting. Lindsay’s makeover had me speechless, when I was finally allowed to look in a mirror. I didn’t look like me. My hair had body, a bit of curl, and softly, framed my face. I feel weird looking at myself. I couldn’t stop staring at the stranger that was staring back. I looked and felt pretty. Will a guy think I’m pretty? What am I doing? No one is going to want me. I know that, and yet, I let Lindsay and Charlie push me into this. This is nuts. I’m nuts. Why do I let others push me into things? “Do you want more wine?” I shake my head. “Sophie. You look freaked out, are you OK?” I shrug. “What’s on your mind girlfriend?” “Well.” I’m not sure what to say, they’ve been so nice to me, and I know they mean well. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Discomfort shifts my body and I look down. “I’m just nervous, I mean, what if no one messages me.” “Sophie. You already have three messages.” Lindsay says. I look at her, my eyes wide and mouth open. Did she say three messages? Three men have messaged me? What do I do now? “Check it out. These guys are the hovering ones, waiting to strike at the newbies while they are fresh, not worth an answer. You’ll get some quality ones soon enough though.” I take a look, there really are three messages. Two of them don’t have photos and the third is a muscle head with a shaved head, looks a lot like Mr. Clean. I click on each message. Takeuout: Hey sexy, what you doing? Hotdude69: You want to come over for a good time? Mr. Clean: Hello. You are very pretty. I look to Charlie and Lindsay. I don’t know what to do. “Don’t message them, the idiots with no pic are either married, ugly, or trolls, all of which you don’t need to bother with. The third. I don’t know. You’re choice. If you think he’s cute then chat with him. Otherwise just ignore it and wait for something better.” I am unsure about what to do. I don’t want to do the wrong thing. “What are the rules?” I ask. “Rules? There are none.” Lindsay says. No rules? How does anyone know what to do? How to act? What is OK and what is wrong? I don’t want to offend anyone. I don’t want to hurt anyone. And I definitely don’t want to get hurt. There must be rules. There must be a code of conduct. “It’s whatever you want it to be. You want to have lots of sex, have lots of sex. You want a man to treat you right then you tell him to. You want a relationship, you wait to find a relationship. Don’t do what you don’t want, that’s all.” Lindsay says. What I don’t want? I don’t know what I want, let alone what I don’t want. “Take this new message from Wantmore: Hey sexy lady are you lonely tonight? What do you think he is saying he wants?” “He’s asking if I’m lonely.” I say. “He wants sex. He’s asking you if you want to come over to his place for a booty call. Do you?” Charlie says. “NO.” Oh my God, what have I gotten myself into? “Why doesn’t he just say that?” “Because he knows he’ll get virtually slapped down for it.” Lindsay says. “Give you a compliment, some innuendo, enough to start a conversation.” Charlie adds. “Let’s have some fun with this one.” “Lindsay.” Charlie says. “He’s hot and we need something to do.” Lindsay leans over the computer and types, hey hot stuff, I’m very lonely tonight, what about you? I look at her, she lied, why would she do that? His response comes immediately. Wantmore: Want some company? Lindsay: What are you thinking? Wantmore: Some kissing. Cuddling. My tongue tasting your body. I am very good with my tongue. Lindsay: Mmmmm. I like a good licking, ;) Wantmore: I’ll lick you good baby. Lindsay starts to laugh and Charlie rolls her eyes, I’m at a loss. “This is dating?” I ask. “A part of it. There are lots of guys on here who want to get off on dirty talk, while jerking off. A large majority of them want casual sex with no strings. Nothing else. Just come over, pleasure me, and go home.” Charlie says. “Sounds like they should call a prosititute or call girl.” I say. “They should, they don’t want to pay or take a hit to their egos by paying for sex. Though I’m not sure why that would be a hit to their egos. Those girls need to make a living too.” Charlie says. “And if they did, they would be probably be less rude when dating. The funny thing is they don’t realize that the woman on here looking for quick sex, are sleeping with a lot of them and they are all sharing the same girls, which is how STDs get spread, because these guys don’t want to use a condom.” “What?” I am horrified. Charlie continues, “lots of them were married and are used to sex without a condom, so they don’t want to use one. They are dumb enough to believe that they have chosen someone who is clean, and doesn’t sleep around with other guys, at least not without a condom. They believe the woman is telling them the truth, when she wants to get laid as much as he does. They lie to each other to get what they want.” “Hey. We always make sure we get tested and are clean.” Lindsay says. “Yeah, up until your next fuck. I keep telling you to be more careful.” “I don’t want to do this anymore.” “Sophie. They aren’t all dumb pigs, just the majority of them. There are decent ones out there who are relationship guys.” Charlie says. “They all have their uses and are worth exploring. It’s about having fun and some guys are only fun in the sack.” Lindsay adds. “One of these days you’re going to find one who is worth so much more than a roll in the hay and then what are you going to do if he asks how many men you’ve been with?” Charlie asks Lindsay. “Tell him. He won’t care.” “Right. ‘Cause men are such liberal minded creatures who don’t think in double standards. What about, loves his ex guy. He admitted that he wanted to get back together with his wife, but because she’d been with other men he couldn’t. When I pointed out he slept with other women his comment was, that’s different, you’re not a man, you don’t understand. I understood alright, he held one set of standards for him and another set for his ex-wife.” “You’re too hard on them. They are flawed, sure, but if you are good in bed they’ll keep you.” “No they won’t. They will fuck ya, but that’s it.” “You are way too jaded.” “And you are way too forgiving.” “I thought you two said this was supposed to be fun.” The two of them start laughing. “Sorry Sophie. It’s just that we have different opinions about what is acceptable and what isn’t, when it comes to how men behave. It’s a running debate between us, it is part of the fun. You’ll find your own opinions about men, what you will accept as acceptable, and what you won’t.” “Charlie’s just a stick in the mud who hates men.” Lindsay sticks her tongue out at Charlie. “You bet I hate men. All the good ones are married and I’m sick of being treated badly.” These two are kidding right? Why in the world do they think that it’s a good idea for me to do this? I’m not sure I can survive being rejected by a man. Craig threw me away and the pain of it still cuts at me daily. Do I want to add to it by having other guys using me for sex or rejecting me because I won’t put out? This is not for me. I am not meant to be with anyone except Craig and he doesn’t want me. I can’t do this.

 

 

Abouttheauth

 

 

 
Shannon Peel grew up in Enderby, BC where her family's root run deep. Growing up where television was either non existent or very limited she relied on books & imagination to escape into the world beyond.
 

She went to UBC to study and earn a general studies BA with a concentration in Political Science and Economics. Macro analysis of world events, social justice and human motivations became a passion of hers. This passion is a driving force in all her stories, which have political, economic, and social justice undercurrents.

After a career in the financial field she decided to stay home and raise her two children until school age. In 2007 she return to the workforce as a sales / marketing / advertising professional. She currently resides in BC's Lower Mainland with her two teenage children.

Shannon Peel is a creative, intelligent professional with a 20 year proven track record in sales, marketing, customer relations, project management, presentations, and communication.

 

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Feb 9- kickoff at The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

Feb 9- Love Romance Books

Feb 10- Bound 2 Escape

Feb 10- Book Giveaways

Feb 13- Teatime and Books

Feb 14- Breaking Genre

Feb 15- Casey M's Corner

Feb 15- Just A Little R&R

Feb 16- Books Dreams Life

Feb 16- A Mama's Corner of the World

Feb 17- The Reading Spot

Feb 17- The Bookworm Chronicles

Feb 20- Jazzy Book Reviews

Feb 20- Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Feb 21- Tales of a WannaBe Superhero Mom

Feb 21- Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin

Feb 22- TMBA Corbett Tries To Write

Feb 22- Rainy Day Reviews

Feb 23- Turning Another Page

Feb 23- Lock That Door!

Feb 24- Sapphyria's Book Reviews

Feb 24- The Authors Blog

Feb 27- CelticLady's Reviews

Feb 27- Julayn Adams Books

Feb 28- Anna Del C Dye

Feb 28- Angels With Attitude Book Reviews

Mar 1- The Avid Reader

Mar 1- Traci Hayden

Mar 2- fuonlyknew

Mar 2- Mommabear's Book Blog

Mar 3- SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews

Mar 6- The Bookworm Lodge

Mar 7- Authors & Readers Book Corner

Mar 8- Dreams and Screams Bookaholics - REVIEW

Mar 9- Mello & June

 

Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/blog-tour-stop-40-something-shannon-peel-excerpt-giveaway
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text 2017-03-02 13:19
6 ways to blog about books

 

Book blogging is awesome and it's even more fun if you can blog about books in different ways. The book reviews are great, they give you a full insight into the read and present the core information. But you can give a book shout out in several different ways. Here are 5 more that are worth checking and trying out on your book blog

 

On BookLikes you can use 5 different post styles from the wooden bar on the top of your Dashboard. To write a given post, click a desirable section and you'll be moved to an editor -- each post type has got a different template and will stand out on your Dashboard and on your BookLikes blog page.

 

 

Have a look at the specific blog types in more details and choose the one that best fits you and your writings.

 

#1 Book review

 

This is the main book blogging format used by the majority of book bloggers. On BookLikes you can write a book review from number of places, just click the book cover and then +Post.

 

 

You can also write directly from your Dashboard, click Tex from the wooden bar and you'll be moved to a general text editor. 

 

 

To mark a text as a review make sure to check the Review box on the right and add the rating stars. Here's how the final outcome will look like on your blog (the look will vary according to the blog design):

 

via nicky2910's book reviews

 

If you've missed our recent posts about all the book review places and BookLikes tips, please have a look here:

 

#2 Several books review

 

Reviewing several books at once is not a standard procedure but it's handy when reviewing a book series or doing a monthly reading summary. On BookLikes you can add up to 10 books to your single post. Just use the search box and add all the titles you wish to cover in your review.

 

 

The final version of this kind of post can look like this:

 

via Midu Reads

 

 

#3 Quote

 

Sharing book quotes from your favorite titles is spreading word and what's a better praise for a book? The special post format makes the quote stand out both on your Dashboard and in the blog view.

 

 

 

via Bookloving author and publisher Bookloving author and publisher

 

 

#4 Photo

 

Book blogging is not always about reviewing, it's also about sharing fun pics enhancing the book love and promoting new books.

 

via Angels With Attitude Book Reviews

 

via Buchelli's Booklikes Blog

 

You can upload up to 10 images in one photo post. The photo post can be connected with a book or books.

 

 

 

#5 Video

 

If you're a book tuber, feel free to add your video reviews and if you prefer to share book related mini movies, please do. We love them! Adding the video is super easy on BookLikes, all you need to do it  add the URL or the embed code and voila! You can connect the vide with a book if you wish.

 

 

Here are couple of videos that made our day:

via Libromancer's Apprentice

 

via Yodamom Finds her Force

 

 

#6 URL

You can use your BookLikes page as a companion to your other webpages and another way of sharing your reviews and news. The URL post type can link to your other webpage or an article you found interesting and worth sharing.

 

 

Here's an example:

via markk

 

Which blog post type is your favorite?

 

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