7 Signs to Tell Booksellers Apart

There is a mysterious race living among us. They walk among us, communicate with us, replicate our emotions so well that we are tempted to believe they are one of us. No one knows whether they are aliens, cryptids, or plane-walkers. The one thing we know is that they are essentially, fundamentally different to us.

This enigmatic kind is known as booksellers.

What’s more: I’ll admit to being one of them.

We are everywhere. When you enter a bookshop, there we are. When you go into a library, there we are. When you go to a signing or a book launch of your favourite author, there we are. We look exactly like you, except for one little detail:

We have a lanyard around our necks.

We are one of the most elusive yet fascinating species in existence. Here is how to tell us apart.

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Yes, this guy is actually me

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This or That Book Tag

If there is something I love more than life is book tags! But not quite as much as actual books…

Introducing the “This or That” book tag! It was created by Ayunda, though I stole it from LairOfBooks. Thank you for letting me know about it!

Let me copy & paste the rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag [ ✓ ]
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you! [ ✓ ]
  • Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to [ ✓ ]
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love! [ ✓ ]

Let the questions begin!

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Harry Potter Book Spell Tag

Happy Monday20160805_132045-1-2-1 lovely bookdragons! I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday! Today I have seen a wonderful tag on Chloe Douglas’s blog which immediately caught my eye: the Harry Potter Spell Tag.

The idea behind it is that there are a number of spells, and each of them presents a theme. You then have to talk about a book / book series that is connected to that theme. Easy but fascinating! I encourage you to do it as well!

Without further ado, these are the spells…

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#FridayBookShare

IceDragon

I have seen this tag, originally created by Shelley Wilson, going around a few blogs, so I thought, why not give it a chance? It is quite an interesting way to let readers know about wonderful books they might not have considered before, so I will give it a try. Introducing #FridayBookShare!

What you need to do, if you want to share it, is complete the following for a book of your choosing:

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

In this case, I’m choosing one of George R.R. Martin’s lesser known works: The Ice Dragon. Let’s do this!

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Re-reading Harry Potter

Good morning, lovely bookaholics!

Today, I’d like to talk about a wonderful—if rather unoriginal—topic: Harry Potter!

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Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? Other than Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters, that is. Most people have either read the books or watched the movies, and discussing what Hogwarts or Ilvermorny house you belong to is a much more entertaining topic than going on about the weather. Among the writer’s groups I’m part of, there are few who don’t yearn to replicate J.K. Rowling’s success, regardless of their age or whether they actually like fantasy or not.

What is astounding is that so many people love and are so well-versed in what is often seen as children’s books. It seems like people will always keep talking about Harry PotterAfter all this time? Always—so what is it that keeps us so entranced?

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Everlasting Light

Good evening, dear booklovers!

Today I have finally overcome my indecision and decided to join the wonderful Wattpad community! I have started with a short story I have been writing and re-writing for the past two years, and although I think it’s not entirely perfect yet, I’m quite satisfied with how it turned out.

Everlasting LightThe story is called “Everlasting Light” and depicts a not so bright future, where everyday life has become so miserable that the sudden appearance of a flaming meteor in the sky becomes a welcome sight.

It probably won’t come as a surprise that I thought of this piece while listening to Muse’s “Apocalypse Please”. That song set the mood and the tone, and it made me think about what kind of situation these people could be in to feel so desperate for the world to end. And, more importantly, how was the world supposed to end?

Eventually, the idea of a flaming meteor coming down from the sky felt so appealing that I couldn’t help but go for it. It is time for something biblical, indeed…

If you want to read it, you can do so by just clicking the image! Please let me know what you think about it in the comments. I hope you enjoy it—even if it’s a bit dark!